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Raising Chickens, Recent Highlights, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Feb 2017
February 28, 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Recent Highlights from the Certification Program!
See what the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program (AWCP) has been up to lately...

2.) Featured Article: How to Raise Chickens
Raising chickens is a simple way to become more self sufficient. Learn all the essentials for getting started...

3.) Upcoming Courses at Alderleaf
Homesteading, Bird Language, Wildlife Tracking & More! See what's scheduled for the coming months...



Recent Highlights from the Certification Program!

See some of the amazing skills, field trips, and projects the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program (AWCP) has been up to lately:

Stone tools guest teacher, Sam Royce, sharing his expertise on
flint-knapping obsidian arrowheads.

Students showing off their basalt stone knives - quick survival
blades made from common river stones.

Students working on plant identification during the field trip to the sagebrush drylands of central Washington.

Instructor, Leah Houghton, sharing about snake sheds and
other wildlife tracks & sign.

Survival fire challenge - popping a water balloon with a fire
created with bow drill as fast as possible!

Finishing construction of a quinzee snow shelter during our
winter field trip to the North Cascade Mountains.

Enjoying the view after hiking to the top of Lookout Mountain
on our winter field trip.


Learn more about the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program.

Schedule a Free Visit! We are more than happy to provide an opportunity to sit in on a class, meet students & staff, and get a tour of our campus. Contact us to schedule a time to visit the program while it's in session.

You can also request a free catalog or apply online.



Featured Article: How to Raise Chickens

By Leah Houghton

Learning how to raise chickens is a fulfilling and relatively simple way to be more self-reliant and be in closer connection to your food, whether you have a city yard or a country farm! In this article I’ll give you a run-down on the basics of chickens and how to get started with your own flock...(continue reading)

Interested in learning more sustainable living and self reliance skills? Check out our upcoming Homesteading Skills Course.



Calendar of Upcoming Courses

Registration is open. Several classes are full already. Check out what's scheduled for the coming months:

Dates: Course: Cost:
Mar 2-12 Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) $550
Mar 25-26 Homesteading Skills Course $250
Mar 25-26 Knife Making Course (full) $330
Apr 8-9 Bird Language Course $250
Apr - May Track & Sign Evaluations (limited space) $250
Apr 22-23 Home-Scale Permaculture Course $250
May 13-14 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
May 20-21 Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course $250
May 20-21 Knife Making Course (full) $330
Apr - May Trailing Evaluations (limited space) $300
Jun 17-18 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Jun 17-18 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Jun 24-25 Overnight Survival Course $250
Jul 10-14 Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive $600
Jul 10-14 Wilderness Skills Camp for Youth $250
Jul 15- 16 Knife Making Course $330
Aug 11-13 Hide Tanning Course $300
Aug 19-20 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Aug 19-20 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
Aug 25-27 Wooden Bow Making Course $300
Aug 26-27 Wildlife Tracking Course $250
Sep 5 Wilderness Certification Program begins $12,950
Sep 8 Advanced Wilderness Skills Program begins $12,950
Sep 16-17 Knife Making Course $330
Sep 23 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Sep 30 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 7 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 14 Wild Mushroom Identification Class $85
Oct 21-22 Axe Forging Course $430
Nov 4-5 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Nov 11 Survival Fire Making Skills Class $85
Nov 18-19 Knife Making Course $330



Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Early applicants receive priority for scholarships and student housing! Classes begin September 5th, 2017. Visit the Certification Program page.



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Monroe, WA 98272
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