Traditional Skills Series: Shelter, Fire, Water and Food

Join Earthroots founding director, Jodi Levine-Wright to build connections with nature and community while expanding your traditional living skills and ecological knowledge.
Dress in weather appropriate clothing, as these workshops meet outdoors, rain or shine. Bring water, snacks and something to sit on. Please note that the classes listed below are family friendly for all ages, except for the Fire by Friction class which is for adults and teens only.

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Family Plant Walk: Food
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Silverado Canyon
Enjoy a family-paced day in nature at Big Oak Canyon with Earthroots founding director, Jodi Levine-Wright. Together, we will explore the uses of wild plants for shelter, tools, medicine, and especially food. This will be a hands-on experience that includes sampling what we find and prepare during the day. Bring a plate, cup and utensils.

Fire by Friction
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Trabuco Canyon
Fire provides light, warmth, the ability to cook and purify water, and more. Learn to identify the plants used to create a friction fire and carve your own bow drill or hand drill set. This adult level workshop is open to beginners and experienced participants alike.
Bring a fixed blade knife or buy one at class for an additional $15-$25.

Survival Shelters
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Silverado Canyon
Whether you enjoy strolling slightly beyond the groomed path, or deep into the woods, it is important to know how to build a shelter to protect yourself from the elements. Learn how to build a debris shelter with what you find in nature, and basic techniques for staying safe in survival situations.

Family Creek Walk: Water
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Silverado Canyon
Water is necessary for all of life to exist, yet not all water is safe to drink. This family paced walk will explore a local creek while practicing how to find, purify and carry water. This walk will be both playful and informative. We will discuss bacteria, pollution and how to make smart decisions about the water you drink when exploring nature. Together, we will build an emergency water filtration device and practice using two other purification methods. Bring shoes that can get wet or plan to walk barefoot.

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