Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th 2017
Enjoy building with cob, regenerative ecology, finding critters in the woods, wildcrafting, or learning about sustainable agriculture? We are premiering a program full of eco-skillshares and earthy group projects, Nature=Nurture. Basking in the rejuvenative powers of the forest, we’ll learn skills that allow us to to work towards a symbiotic relationship with the wild wherever we are. The weekend will be focused on experiential learning – so be ready to get down and dirty.
Nature has been proven to nurture us: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Yet, too often this relationship is one-sided and we don’t nurture nature back. How can we live in such a way as to enjoy the bounties of the wild while also healing the earth from past human harm? This question forms the heart of this program, and at Nature=Nurture, we’ll explore the ways we can be part of the solution, not the problem.
In addition to the daily workshops, group projects, and skillshares, we will be hosting different social scenes each night. On Friday, meet other attendees and begin to dive deep with the opening games and discussions. Then, Saturday night, we hold the Wiles of the Wild variety show, where all can feature their talents and inner freaks of nature. Both evenings will be centered around the campfire, though our nearby spa will be open into the night as well.
This is a community created event, so we are seeking people to help lead activities throughout the program. Do you want to lead a workshop on making tinctures, or maybe a cob oven project, or a plant identification hike? We want to work with you to make your activity into a fabulous reality. Read our full call for presenters here.
Registration includes all meals, programming, and lodging (bunk beds in cabins are available for the first 70 who want them and there are plenty of camping spots). We take pride in making food both delicious and nutritious, and are happy to work with people’s dietary needs. You will also have access to our 180 acres of forests and creek, as well as our clothing-optional spa. There are partial and full scholarships available for those who need them – you can apply for them here.
Let’s nurture with nature and nurture the nature around us all.