Welcome to Alderleaf Wilderness College, wilderness survival school, permaculture training and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest. Led by a staff of skilled instructors, our nature and survival courses provide you with valuable skills...(read more)
The Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program
Our most comprehensive wilderness course. In-depth training in nature, sustainability, wilderness survival skills, and more.
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Weekend Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course
Learn how to utilize wild plants for food and medicine for wilderness emergencies, culinary dishes, and home health care.
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"If you want to learn about wilderness survival and
primitive skills from extremely knowledgeable instructors, Alderleaf
Wilderness College is for you. I learned more than I ever thought
possible at their classes."
"Alderleaf Wilderness College is outstanding at developing and
delivering wilderness skills programs, providing both a deep level of
knowledge and context for the teachings."
"I would recommend the Wilderness Certification Program to
anyone wanting to reconnect with nature and a desire to live simply,
with and for the land. Through this program I have become the change I
was waiting for!"
"Alderleaf provides a wide range of studies that will increase anyone's knowledge and understanding of the natural world."
"Every course I've taken at Alderleaf Wilderness College has had a huge positive impact on my life and changed the way I look at, approach, and relate to the world around me."
"Alderleaf is a wonderful school for learning how to live with the earth and not just on it."
"Alderleaf Wilderness College's staff uses teaching styles that allows for all kinds of learners to learn and have fun. I use this knowledge all the time. I would highly recommend this wilderness survival school to others."
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