2019 - 2020 Workshop & Event Schedule

Except when otherwise indicated, all workshops begin at 9am and finish between
5pm and 6pm (on the final day for multi-day workshops) and meet at
our Great Meadows, NJ location.

Click here for Workshop Information, FAQs & Cancellation Policy

2019

|   January   |   February   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |
|   August   |   September   |   October   |   November   |   December   |

2020

|   January   |   February   |   March   |   April   |   May   |  

 

 


   

2019

   
January 5 Medicinal Plants: Discovering Nature's Pharmacy
  6 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt — Skills Intensive
  12 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy (FULL)
  13 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  19 Plant Medicines: Making Tinctures, Salves, Syrups & More
  20 NEW! Carving Bowls & Spoons
  26 Winter Fire
  27 Woodland-style Basket Quivers
   
February 2 Modern Soap Making: Hot & Cold Process
  3 NEW! Twined Bags & Satchels
  9 NEW! Flintknapping Beyond the 9 Steps: Shaping, Thinning & Fixing Mistakes
  10 Becoming the Grey Man
  16 NEW! Carving Bowls & Spoons
  17 Out of the Darkness: Primitive Lamps, Lighting & Illumination
  23-24 Making Mukluks ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT!
   
March 2 NEW! Building Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet
  3 Planning Your Garden & Starting Seeds (9 am - 12 pm)
  3 Tapping Trees & Making Syrup (2 - 5 pm)
  9 Woven Baskets
  10 Flintknapping: Pressure Flaking
  16 Making Arrows: Shoot Shafts & Split Timber Shafting
  17 Making Arrows: Points, Hafting & Fletching
  20 Open Skills Night: Spring Equinox Celebration
  24 Water in the Wild: Finding & Purifying the Blood of Life
  30 NEW! Moccasin Making: Ojibwe-style Pucker-Toe Moccasins
  31 Working with Gourds: Bowls, Canteens & Containers
   
April 6 Making & Using Natural Cordage from Plant & Animal Fibers
  7 NEW! Netting Basics: Making Net Bags, Fishing Nets, Hammocks & More
  13 Dead Space: Invisible in Plain Sight
  14 Making Fire: Structures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill (FULL)
27-28 Pottery: Gift of the Earth — Skills Intensive
   
May 4 The Atlatl: First Weapon of the Ancients
  5 SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY! — Work-Trade Volunteers Needed!
  18 Pottery: Gift of the Earth — Skills Intensive
  19 Wild Edibles: Spring Foraging
  24-27 EVENT: Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering — Oakwood, MD
   
June 1 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  2 Medicinal Plants: Discovering Nature's Pharmacy
  8 Advanced Fire: Bowdrill Off the Landscape
  9 Dead Space: Invisible in Plain Sight
  15 Shooting the Longbow: Archery Basics
  16 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy
  21 Open Skills Night — Summer Solstice Celebration!
  22 EVENT: Sourland Mountain Festival - Hillsborough, NJ
  23 Pottery: Gift of the Earth — Skills Intensive
  29-30 Survival Skills 101: How to Not Die in the Woods
   
July 6 Learning to Track: Understanding Animals & the Tracks They Leave BehindHawk Mountain Sanctuary - Kempton, PA
  7 Water in the Wild: Finding & Purifying the Blood of Life
  13-14 Pottery: Gift of the Earth — Skills Intensive
  19-22 Bow Making: Self Bows (FULL)
  26 Annual Summer Corn Roast & Open Skills Night
  27 Summer Foraging: Wild Edible Plants of Summer
  28 Putting Food By: Canning, Pickling, Fermentation, Storage & Preservation
   
August 3 Making Fire: Structures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill
  4 Primitive Fishing: Methods & Techniques (FULL)
  10 Shooting the Longbow: Archery Basics
  11 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy
  14 Final NJ Open House: "Thanks for Everything" Open Skills Evening
  17 Natural Camouflage & Silent Movement
  18 Learning to Track: Understanding Animals & the Tracks they Leave Behind
  23-25 EVENT: Letchworth Stone Tool Craftsman Show — Castille, NY
   
September 7-8 EVENT: NJ Wild Outdoor Expo -- New Egypt, NJ
  14 Basketry: Simple Baskets & Basic Techniques
  15 Primitive Soap Making: Old-fashioned Lye Soaps
  21-22 ULTIMATE HUNTER: SPIRIT OF THE HUNT -- Skills Intensive
  26-29 EVENT: Uitwaaken Bushcraft Gathering — North Bend, PA
   
October 5 Archery II: Beyond Instinctive Shooting
  6 Acorn: Processing & Preparing the Forgotten Food
  12 Dead Space: Invisible in Plain Sight
  13 Woven Arrow Quivers
  19-20 Board Bows: Intro to Bow-making
  26-27 ULTIMATE HUNTER: SPIRIT OF THE HUNT -- Skills Intensive
   
November 2 NEW! FIRE: A One Day Intensive
  3 Making Moccasins: Ojibwe-style Pucker-toe
  9-10 Adirondack-style Pack Baskets
  16-17 ULTIMATE HUNTER: SPIRIT OF THE HUNT -- Skills Intensive
  23 Modern Soap Making: Hot & Cold Processes (Only 2 Spaces Left!)
  24 Making Plant Medicines: Tinctures, Salves, Syrups & More
   
December 7 Flintknapping Next Steps: Shaping & Thinning
  8 Making Moccasins: Salish Side-seam
  14-15 ULTIMATE HUNTER: SPIRIT OF THE HUNT -- Skills Intensive
  21 Open Skills Night — Winter Solstice Celebration!
     
   

2020

   
January 2020 4 Knife Sharpening 101: Sharpening Knives, Axes & More (9am - 1pm)
  4 Using a Knife: Learning the Basics (2 - 5pm)
  5 Discovering Nature's Pharmacy — Skills Intensive
  11-12 Conversations with Fire - Guest Instructor, Jorge Branna
  18 Woven Baskets
  19 Building Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet
  25 Leather Satchels & Possibles Bags
  26 Out of the Darkness: Primitive Candles & Lamps
   
February 2020 2 Discovering Nature's Pharmacy — Skills Intensive
  8 Simple Baskets & Basic Techniques
  9 Flintknapping: Pressure Flaking
  15 Crafting Arrows: Points, Hafting & Fletching
  22-23  Adirondack-style Pack Baskets
  29 Bone Tools & Working with Bone
   
March 2020 7 Planning Your Garden & Starting Seeds (9am - 1pm)
  7 Tapping Trees & Making Syrup (2 - 5 pm)
  8 Discovering Nature's Pharmacy — Skills Intensive
  14 Water in the Wild: Finding & Purifying the Blood of Life
  15 Modern Soap Making: Hot & Cold Processes
  21 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  22 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy
  28 NEW! Wild Guerrilla Gardening: Real Food Security for a Post-Abundant World
  29 Making Fire: Strucures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill
   
April 2020 4 Becoming Aware: The ONLY Skill
  5 Discovering Nature's Pharmacy — Skills Intensive
   
May 2020 22-25 EVENT: Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering — Oakwood, MD