Welcome to the April 2011 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Forest Food Webs in Garden Design
Understanding the function of a forest food web can greatly enhance your effectiveness in creating an edible forest garden...

2.) Alderleaf Blog Updates: New Track & Sign Specialists!
Five trackers, including three Alderleaf instructors, received specialist certificates (100%) at the recent evaluation...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Wildlife Tracking Course, Wilderness Survival Series, Self Sufficiency Series...

Feature Article:
Forest Food Webs in Garden Design

Understanding the function of a forest food web can greatly enhance your effectiveness in creating, maintaining and improving a permaculture edible forest garden (a designed community of mutually-beneficial edible, medicinal, and utilitarian plants that mimics a natural forest ecosystem).

A food web is a series of elements and organisms related by predator-prey, consumer, or resource interactions - the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community. To begin, it helps to divide... (read more)

Designing sustainable living systems, such as creating edible forest gardens, are taught as part of the Permaculture Design Course in August!

Alderleaf Blog Updates: New Track & Sign Specialists!

Alderleaf Wilderness College hosted a CyberTracker Specialist Track & Sign Evaluation with evaluators Casey McFarland and Mark Elbroch. Five trackers, including three Alderleaf instructors, received specialist certificates (100%)... (read more)

Check out more updates on the Alderleaf Blog!

Interested in attending a tracking class? Check out our Wildlife Tracking Weekend Course and Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship.

Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

Wildlife Tracking Weekend Course: Jun 25-26, 2011
Learn about animal tracks & sign with local wildlife tracker, Jason Knight. Designed for both the outdoor enthusiast and environmental professional.

Wilderness Survival Series: Begins Jul 2, 2011
Join us for five exciting back-to-back weekends of wilderness survival skills training! Stone tools, bow-making, navigation, and more!

Self Sufficiency Series: Begins Aug 1, 2011
Join us for five intensive back-to-back courses on sustainable living, natural building, self reliance, and survival. Open for enrollment.

View the full lineup of classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

Now is an great time to apply for the 2011-2012 school year!
Class begins September 6th, 2011.
Learn more...

Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum site?

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Alderleaf Blog: Notes from Alderleaf

Alderleaf Online Forums: Alderleaf Commons

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