Adult Workshops

Join Living Earth School to learn about the powerful skills of survival, building crafts with your hands, and engaging with the landscape in a deeper way more meaningful way. Come learn the skills of survival-shelter, fire, water, and food during one of our adult workshops. These primal skills will deepen your connection to the earth, and yourself unlike anything else. Why is it that all wild animals on this planet know how to survive on a planet that is meant for beings to thrive in? How many of us know what and how to harvest wild edible food in the forest and fields, how to make a fire without a lighter, how to stay warm without camping gear, and how to harvest clean drinking water? These skills are the blueprint for living. Please join us for one of our exciting offerings, listed below, in the beautiful mountains of Charlottesville and Afton, Va.

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participants work on tanning a hide during a weekend adult workshop

Upcoming Workshops

2024 Wild and Scenic Film Festival

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Past Workshops

Backpacking Retreat

May 17 - May 19

An Evening of Living Earth Songs

May 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Leatherworking Workshop

April 27 - April 28

Blade Workshop

April 27 - April 28

Pack Basket Workshop

April 27 - April 28

Bow Making Workshop

April 27 - April 28

Campfire Cooking

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adult Recess (In The Woods!)

October 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Strong in Nature: MovNat Conditioning Class

October 19, 2023 - November 9, 2023

Mentoring for Nature Connection

July 26, 2023 - July 28, 2023

Natural Movement Wander #2

May 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Natural Movement Wander #1

May 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Knifemaking

May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023

Bow and Arrow Making

May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023

Pack Baskets

May 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023

Spring Plant Walk with Wild Edibles

May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nature Photography Workshops

May 10, 2023 - May 13, 2023

Wild Mushroom Foraging

May 7, 2023 - June 17, 2023

Naturalist Wander

April 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Primitive Pottery

April 23, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Nature’s Breath: Meditation Course

April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Campfire Cooking—RESCHEDULED

April 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Hide Tanning

March 25, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Animal Tracking

March 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Women’s Moon Circle Series – Cancelled

March 22, 2023 - April 20, 2023

Family Fire by Friction Workshop

March 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Basketry 101

March 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Wilderness Survival

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mentors in the Outdoors

February 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Backpacking

April 30, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Wildflower Workshop

April 23, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Teen Intro to Backpacking Weekend

April 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Deepening Backpacking Skills

April 2, 2022 - April 3, 2022

Leatherworking

March 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Flocks and Feathers

March 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Poison Ivy Deep Dive

March 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wilderness Navigation

March 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm