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Knife Course, Survival Trips, Greenhouses, & Position Announcements - Alderleaf eNews, Dec 2014
December 30, 2014

Welcome to the December 2014 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Upcoming Knife Making Course!
Forge your own knife while learning about steel selection, basic metallurgy, profiling, heat-treating, grinding, and more...

2.) Featured News: Survival Trips and New VA Approval
Read about the Wilderness Certification Program's recent wilderness survival trips and the new VA approval for our second year program...

3.) Featured Article: Heating a Greenhouse Without Electricity
Learn about several methods you can use to trap, maintain and raise the heat inside of your greenhouse without using electricity...

4.) New Position Announcements!
Alderleaf is growing and we are adding positions. Join our staff. Now accepting applications...

Upcoming Knife Making Course!

Forge your own knife! Learn how to make a knife; including design, steel selection, basic metallurgy, layout, forging, profiling, heatā€treating, grinding, and sharpening. There is a maximum of six students in this course, to allow for highly personalized instruction.

Dates: Mar 21-22, 2015
Duration: 9am-5pm each day
Location: Seattle, WA
Instructor: David Tuthill
Cost: $330

Call the office or visit the course page to register or learn more:

View the full list of 2015 Courses.

Featured News: Survival Trips & New VA Approval

In late November and early December two different cohorts of Wilderness Certification Program students embarked on wilderness survival field trips with only the clothes on their backs, a knife and canteen. Read about their experiences and lessons learned on our blog:

November Survival Trip Blog Update

December Survival Trip Blog Update

In related news, Alderleaf's second-year core program, the Advanced Wilderness Skills Program (AWSP), is now also approved to accept the GI Bill/VA education benefits. AWSP also now has an undergraduate credit option which allows 529 college savings plans and Americorp awards to be utilized towards tuition. Visit the financial aid section of our FAQ to learn more about all the various financial aid options.

Featured Article: Heating a Greenhouse Without Electricity

by Filip Tkaczyk

There are many creative ways to heating a greenhouse. Here are several methods you can use to trap, maintain and raise the heat inside of your greenhouse without using electricity! Continue Reading

Learn all about homesteading and sustainable living skills - check out our Permaculture Courses.

Position Announcements!

Alderleaf is growing. Apply to join our staff and change the world through wilderness education! We are adding additional core instructor positions and also hiring a property manager / resident assistant. Now accepting applications. Check out the position announcements webpage for more information about the positions and how to apply.

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2015-2016 school year is open. Classes begin September 8th, 2015. Visit the Certification Program page.

New! And now, thanks to our partnership with WSCU, students enrolling in the Wilderness Certification Program can use 529 College Savings Plans towards tuition. Learn the details on our FAQ page.

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Monroe, WA 98272
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