Welcome to Practical Primitive
Beginning in June!
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- SUMMER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE — Our Summer Workshops are UP! Check out all the new weekend offerings and two new Skills Intensives now available!
- NEW SKILLS INTENSIVE — DISCOVERING NATURE'S PHARMACY: The World of Plant Medicine — Learn to Unlock the Safe and Powerful Medicinal Compounds of Common Plants & Herbs... Beginning in June!
- LEARNING TO TRACK — Only 2 Spaces Left in Friday's workshop!
- SPRING FORAGING! — Spring is Sprung! Join us on Sunday May 7th to discover the delicious, nutritious Wild Edible Plants of Spring!
- FRIDAY MAY 19th — BUILDING A BACKYARD PRIMITIVE KILN — Join us for this hands-on workshop building a primitive kiln from all natural materials!
- SUMMER INTERN WANTED! — Seeking an Intern and Work-Traders to begin in May! Assist us here at Practical Primitive in exchange for workshops. Outdoor workers especially wanted!
- Ready to take your Skills to the next level? Join the FERAL HUMAN PROJECT! Our full-time learning program is accepting applicants!
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Our Passion is Teaching
We focus our small-group, hands-on, adult-only workshops on specific topics, and provide Personal Mentoring sessions on almost any aspect of Traditional and Primitive skills. Do more than just gather knowledge; work hands-on with the tools and materials that will help you to fully integrate a strong and stable repertoire of skills into your life. Taught practically and learned passionately, there need not be any distinction between "class time" and "the real world".
Our Workshops are Small
Our workshop sizes are limited to a maximum of six to ten adults, depending on the subject, so you'll get more out of your learning experience. Keeping the student-to-instructor ratio so low ensures that you will get the personalized attention you need to have your questions answered and your needs addressed. We teach in the manner that is best for you, not easiest for us. If you can't do at home what you learned in our workshops, we didn't do our job!
Our Focus is You
Small classes, Personal Mentoring, reasonable prices, weekend workshops — we have dedicated our program to providing you with the best in affordable, top-quality instruction in a wide variety of Primitive and Traditional skills. We'll even bring our Workshops to You! At Practical Primitive, our committment is to providing you with the practical means for you to master and integrate the knowledge of our shared ancestry into your modern life.
"Distance is the Enemy of Awareness"
-- J.B. Mackinnon