OAEC is a non-profit education center in Sonoma County that works to promote ecologically and culturally resilient communities. Learn more.
Tending the Wild
Dates: June 28th at 9:45am to June 30th at 4:00pm
When Europeans arrived in California, they found a verdant garden paradise: meadows thick with grasses and wildflowers, impressive groves of oak trees, healthy game, and rivers full of fish. This diverse and abundant landscape was managed and tended expertly by native peoples for over 13,000 years. In fact, Northern California supported the largest diversity of plants and animals, as well as the largest human population, on the continent.
Join us for an incredible weekend as we explore how traditional ecological knowledge can restore our partnership with nature, and - interwoven with Permaculture - restore our degraded landscapes to once again support an abundance of life.
We will discuss the philosophy & principles of Native American land management and implement different management techniques on the wildlands at OAEC to:
- enhance wild food, medicine, fiber, and timber plants
- improve the ecological quality of the land simultaneously
Cost: $495/445 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging). The deposit amount for this course is $100.
For a more detailed description of our facilities, including information on what to bring, visit our Participant's Information page.
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Reflections from our first Tending the Wild course