New Moon Women's Circle
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

New Moon Women's Circle

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: tea and chocolate.

167 Thorne Mt Road, Canton, Maine

If you show up late, you will find us in the large field (directly in front of where you park your car). Walk into the field and continue walking until you see smoke coming from a fire on your right in the most northwestern part of the field. 


See you here :)

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Recovering Ancestral Skills
Aug
9
to Aug 12

Recovering Ancestral Skills

For over 300,000 years, Homo sapiens has practiced place-based technologies that have allowed them to live as integral parts of their landscapes.  These skills gave humans true sovereignty because they were not dependent on growers, manufacturers, and retailers.  Importantly, these are a set of practices that are documented as being the least impactful manner of interaction with the planet (i.e., primitive technologies are the most sustainable lifeways ever witnessed).  Given that everyone alive today has hunter-gatherer ancestors, the practice of ancestral skills is part of all people's heritage.

Join Arthur Haines for four days of recovering our ancestor's ways of being.  You will be exposed to a broad array of nature-based technologies, including shelter, friction fire, primitive cooking, fiber arts, container manufacture, edible and medicinal plants, tracking, nature observation, trapping, and hunting weapons.  Where possible, students will be approached individually in order to further their skill set (i.e., those who have previous exposure to primitive living skills will be advanced beyond introductory material).  Time will be allotted for discussion of topics central to human rewilding, especially the relevance of ancestral lifeways in today's world.

Students should expect to spend much of the weekend outside, including time roaming the landscape (so be prepared for weather and uneven terrain).  This class will be taught by Arthur Haines and will be offered at the Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, ME (click here if you need directions).  All food will be included and prepared by Chef Frank Giglio.  Expect local, wild, and/or organic food offerings from the four food kingdoms prepared in a traditional manner (i.e., a Weston Price-inspired menu).

Bring footwear for uneven ground, and proper clothing for whatever the weather may be on that day. Camping is available on site.

Price is $500.00 and class is limited to 12 students.

Class begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday.

*****This class is full and registrations are no longer being accepted.  To join the waiting list, please use the contact link in the upper right portion of the page.*****

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2018 Dawnland Gathering
Jul
27
to Jul 29

2018 Dawnland Gathering

The Dawnland Gathering will remind people of their ancestral way of being. Our ancestral lineage interacted with their landscape through methods of hunting, gathering, cooking, and a number of other skills. In these daily activities, the people formed deep relationships with the land based on reciprocity rather than extraction. These indigenous ways of living were the most eco-conscientious life-ways ever practiced on our planet, in which the land provided and the people protected the land in which their ancestors resided. We aim to instill these lost connections in our gathering attendees.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

New Moon Women's Circle

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: tea and chocolate.

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Spring Foraging Class
May
4
to May 6

Spring Foraging Class

  • Thorne Mount Road Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This hands-on class is designed for those with an interest in self-sufficiency, human health, and a deeper relationship with plants.

Foraging provides many avenues of connection with nature and fosters a greater appreciation of the many things that local landscapes can provide for us.  It has become increasingly clear through many independent studies that diets rich in wild foods promote health and defend the body from many of the debilitating ailments that plague modern societies (e.g., cancer, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, coronary disease, periodontal disease).

Students should expect to spend much of the weekend outside identifying, collecting, and preparing wild plants for food (so be prepared for weather and uneven terrain).  Class will focus on gathering plant foods and medicines that are appropriate for the season (leaves, shoots, bulbs, rhizomes).  Throughout the class, simple tools will be used and reference will be made to primitive and contemporary methods of processing plants.  As well, wildcrafted medicine and utilitarian plants will be discussed to provide a more holistic understanding of how plants can positively affect our lives.  Wild nutrition is both a link to the past and a gateway to a sustainable future.

This class will be taught by Arthur Haines and will be offered at Wilder Waters Community in Canton, ME (click here if you need directions).  All food will be included and prepared by Chef Frank Giglio.  Expect local, wild, and/or organic food offerings from the four food kingdoms prepared in a traditional manner (i.e., a Weston Price-inspired menu).

Some locations will be visited off site so please be prepared to carpool short distances from the property.  Bring footwear for uneven ground, and proper clothing for whatever the weather may be on that day. Camping is available on site.

Price is $375.00 and class is limited to 12 students.

Class begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday.

Sign up HERE.

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New Moon Women's Circle
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

New Moon Women's Circle

  • Thorne Mount Road Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: mead, tea, and chocolate.

167 Thorne Mt Road, Canton, Maine
See you here :)

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New Moon Women's Circle
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

New Moon Women's Circle

  • Thorne Mount Road Canton, ME, 04221 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to our community for our magical new moon women's circle!

We'll sit around a fire overlooking Thorne Mountain while we sing, craft, & talk about special powers, mama Earth, men, periods, whatever... maybe we'll work on a collective project during each circle... like weaving cattail mats to sit on or planting native flowers around the circle.. who knows

Show up whenever, leave whenever (sleep over if you want, but bring a tent or check in with us and we may have our guest cabin open). Bring your lady friends, some craft projects and delicious snacks if you feel inclined or don't bring a thing but yourself! Wilder Waters will provide the essentials: mead, tea, and chocolate.

167 Thorne Mt Road, Canton, Maine
See you here :)

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