Nature Skills Courses - Wilderness Survival School

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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 professionals, our nature and survival courses provide you with valuable skills...(read more)


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Featured Courses:

wilderness survival courseThe Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program
Our most comprehensive wilderness course. In-depth training in nature, sustainability, wilderness survival skills, and more.
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wilderness survival courseWeekend Wilderness Survival Course
Learn the most important skills for survival: shelter, water, fire, and food while gaining practical, hands-on experience.
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wild edible and medicinal plants courseWeekend Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course
Learn how to utilize wild plants for food and medicine in the wilderness or at home.
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permaculture design courseTwo-Week Permaculture Design Course
Learn how to work with nature to create a more sustainable world and become more self sufficient.
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wilderness survival school forum Check out our forum / online community, Alderleaf Commons, where you can discuss wilderness survival training, wildlife tracking, permaculture, edible and medicinal plants, and more!



Testimonials:

"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."
-Casey K.

"Alderleaf Wilderness College is outstanding at developing and delivering wilderness skills programs, providing both a deep level of knowledge and context for the teachings."
-Ryan W.

"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!"
-Jase G.

"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."
-Rocco G.



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