Welcome to the March 2009 Alderleaf eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!
In this issue...
1.) Update on the Wilderness Certification Program!
We've been having a great year at the Certification Program and thought you might like a taste of what we've been up to.
2.) New! Natural Building Presentation!
Learn about a wide array of current natural building techniques being used for more sustainable homes and structures!
3.) Feature Article: Medicinal Herb Gardening with Permaculture
Medicinal herb gardening is a wonderful way to begin incorporating permaculture into your life...
4.) Special Wildlife Tracking Opportunities!
Space is available in the upcoming Track & Sign Evaluation, and cougar & bear tracking course with renowned tracker, Sue Morse...
Update on the Wilderness Certification Program!
We've been having a great year at the Certification Program and thought you might like a taste of what we've been up to. You can check out our photos from recent winter classes:
Photos from Winter 2009 Classes!
You can hear exciting student accounts of the course at the Alderleaf Blog. Students have been keeping weekly entries about their experiences:
Visit the Alderleaf Blog!
Its a great time to apply for the 2009-2010 program which begins in September! Visit the
Wilderness Certification Program web page
to learn more.
Recent Student Testimonials:
"The course has helped to expand my understanding of the role of the natural world in all our lives, and was the catalyst for real personal changes in my own." -Jason Cameron '08-09
"I would recommend the wilderness certification program to anyone wanting to reconnect with nature and a desire to live simply, with and for the land." -Jase Grimm '08-09
Also, scholarships are still available. You can download the scholarship application from our "Frequently Asked Questions" page:
New! Natural Building Presentation:
"How to Design and Build with Local Natural Materials"
Sunday, April 5th, 2009: 1 - 4pm - Join us for an afternoon presentation on modern natural building techniques! Today's methods are are feasible, affordable and quite easy to incorporate. Elliott Ridgway, owner of Golden Home Design, will share slides showing various types of natural construction methods!
Feature Article: Medicinal Herb Gardening with Permaculture
Medicinal herb gardening is a wonderful way to begin incorporating permaculture into your life. Growing useful medicinal plants allows you to experiment with small-scale sustainable gardening methods while helping you learn how to create your own home remedies. You can grow herbs to use towards treating basic ailments to maintain you and your family’s health while cutting health care costs...
Special Wildlife Tracking Opportunities!
Track & Sign Evaluation: April 16-17, 2009
An excellent learning experience, skills assessment, and opportunity to become a certified wildlife tracker! Just four spaces are left...
Carnivore Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse: April 25-26, 2009
Join renowned tracker, Sue Morse, to learn about cougar, lynx, bear, and other Northwest carnivores. Sue will be teaching about tracks and sign, including scent marking and feeding site analysis.
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18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
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