Welcome to Practical Primitive
Gift of Earth, Born of Fire, Provides Shelter, Purifies Water, Vessels for Cooking, Storage, Food & Drink.
Join this One-of-a-Kind New Program to learn all about Nature's Most Amazing Gift! Begins May 7th
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- INTERN & WORK-TRADERS WANTED: If you've got time & willing hands we've got projects that need doing! Trade Work for Workshops beginning in May!
- WORLD OF THE PLANT PEOPLE — 1 Space Left in our Wild Plant Skills Intensive beginning in May! Learn & Use OVER 40 Edible, Medicinal and Otherwise Useful Plants. Sign Up Now!
- START DELAYED TO MAY! Pottery: Gift of the Earth — For the first time EVER Eddie is passing along his skill and knowledge in Primitive-fired Pottery. 1 Space Left for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
- ACORN: RECIPES (& more) FOR THE FORGOTTEN FOOD — Our new book is NOW IN STOCK. Order your autographed copy today!
- PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE — Learn "The Art of Invisibility" in Eddie's new paperback. Order your autographed copy today!
- 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