Welcome to the February 2011 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: How to Shoot a Bow Instinctively
Instinctive shooting is an ancient archery technique that trains your body to shoot accurately without aiming...

2.) Bonus Articles: Ponds in Permaculture
Fil shares about the benefits of backyard ponds and how to understand these freshwater ecosystems...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Introduction to Permaculture, Wilderness Survival Weekend Course, Wildlife Tracking Course...

Feature Article:
How to Shoot a Bow Instinctively

The instinctive shooting style was designed specifically for shooting recurve bows; however, it can be adapted for use with self bows and long bows. At the core of instinctive shooting is training your body to shoot accurately without aiming. This style of shooting is the most traditional style of shooting since it does not require sights. Variations of instinctive shooting date back to the earliest use of archery by humans... (Read more)

Instinctive archery is taught as part of the Bow Making Workshop in July.

Bonus Articles:
Ponds in Permaculture

There are many benefits to creating small backyard ponds for both people and the environment. Ponds can be a tremendously useful element of a permaculture system. Check out our two articles to learn more:

Benefits of Small Backyard Ponds

Understanding Freshwater Ecosystems

Permaculture approaches to water systems, ponds, and aquaculture are taught as part of the Permaculture Design Course.

Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

Introduction to Permaculture Class: Feb 26, 2011
Join us for a day to learn about the basics of permaculture - a revolutionary design system for sustainable living!

Wilderness Survival Weekend Course: Mar 19-20, 2011
Learn the most important skills for survival: shelter, water, fire, and food. Gain practical, hands-on experience!

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

View the full lineup of classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

You can now apply for the 2011-2012 school year!
Class begins September 6th, 2011.
Learn more...

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Alderleaf Blog: Notes from Alderleaf

Alderleaf Online Forums: Alderleaf Commons

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