Sunday, August 5 to Saturday, August 11, 2012; 4:23 p.m.
Location: Medomak Retreat Center, 307 Liberty Rd., Washington, Maine
Join us at Medomak for an adventure in reconnecting to our wild and feral landscapes. This week of outdoor skills and exploration is based on ancestral skills that were not only used in New England but all over the world. Many different topics such as primitive skills, animal tracks and sign, natural navigation, wild food foraging, along with other traditional outdoor skills will be covered so that participants will begin to acquire a well rounded experience and knowledge base. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to learn an array of outdoor skills in a friendly, safe and practical learning environment. Participants will get hands on experience creating and using the materials traditionally used to keep our ancestors alive, all while learning the importance of an intimate relationship with the local landscape. Natural material collection methods that can be sustainably used today while promoting a healthy local environment will be emphasized. The retreat is geared toward a broad range of people, if you are not the most outdoorsy person that is okay. All that we ask is that you keep an open mind and have fun! Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition to fully participate in the retreat. A good portion of our time will be in the field and we will be walking a couple miles a day in some cases. If you have any concerns, please call and speak with us. For more information, go to web link above and to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/medomaktraditionalskillsretreat