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Alderleaf eNewsletter, April 2012 - New Tracking Apprenticeship, Worm Composting, Summer Classes!
April 25, 2012

Welcome to the April 2012 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship - Newly Expanded!
Discover the stories in wildlife tracks! See the natural world through new eyes as you become a wildlife tracker...

2.) Feature Article: Creating a Worm Composting System
A worm composting system is a great way to turn your food scraps into rich, plant-nourishing compost and organic fertilizer...

3.) Upcoming Summer Courses!
Wilderness Survival Series, Permaculture Design Course, Human Tracking Class, and much more...

4.) Position Announcement - Alderleaf is Hiring!
Alderleaf is pleased to announce openings for full and part-time core staff instructor/administrator positions...

5.) Considering the Wilderness Certification Program?
Now is a great time to apply for the 2012-2013 school year! Class begins September 4th, 2012...



Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship - Newly Expanded!

Discover the stories in wildlife tracks! See the natural world through new eyes as you become a wildlife tracker through ten exciting weekend trainings. Field trips to the Cascade mountains, coastal rainforests, and sagebrush deserts of central Washington... (Learn more about the Tracking Apprenticeship!)




Feature Article: Creating a Worm Composting System

A worm composting system is an easy, inexpensive and compact way to turn your food scraps into rich, plant-nourishing compost and organic fertilizer! Its an excellent addition to any sustainable home, garden, or permaculture farm.

Learn the how-to's, the do's, and the don'ts in this informative new article... (Read "Creating a Worm Composting System" article)


Upcoming Summer Courses!

Check out what's coming up!

Dates: Course:
Jun 23 Wilderness Survival Series begins
Jun 23-24 Wilderness Survival Weekend Course
Jun 30 Survival Stone Tools Class
Jul 1 Survival Knots, Cordage, & Lashings Class
Jul 7-8 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course
Jul 9 Self Sufficiency Series begins
Jul 9-13 Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive
Jul 13-15 Wooden Bow Making Course
Jul 14 Introduction to Permaculture Class
Jul 21-22 Survival Trapping & Tracking Course
Jul 28 Wilderness Orienteering & Navigation Class
Jul 29 Survival Nature Awareness Class
Jul 30-Aug 10 Permaculture Design Course
Aug 10-12 Cob Oven Workshop
Aug 18-19 Human Tracking Course
Sep 4 Wilderness Certification Program begins
Sep 8 Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship begins
Oct 20 Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Nov 3 Survival Fire Making Skills Class
Nov 24-25 Wilderness Survival Weekend Course

Learn more about classes at our Courses page!



Position Announcement - Alderleaf is Hiring!

Alderleaf is pleased to announce openings for full and part-time core staff instructor/administrator positions. The new staff positions involve instruction at various courses and general organizational support. Positions are year round and include several weeks of field trips throughout the year.

Learn more at the Position Announcements web page.



Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year!
Class begins September 4th, 2012.

You can check out updates about what this year's students have been up to on the Alderleaf Blog. Only one more month until they graduate!

Check out the Certification Program web page!



Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum, and is also on social sites?

Check them out...

Alderleaf Blog

Alderleaf Commons Online Forum

Alderleaf on Facebook

Alderleaf on Twitter

Alderleaf on YouTube


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18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
United States
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