Welcome to the May 2011 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Fukuoka Farming - Working With Nature
Fukuoka's approach to sustainable living is considered one of the key inspirations to both the organic farming and permaculture movements...

2.) Alderleaf is Hiring Additional Staff Positions
Alderleaf is growing, adding both full and part-time staff positions with instructing and administrative roles...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Wildlife Tracking Course, Wilderness Survival Series, Self Sufficiency Series, and much more...

Feature Article:
Fukuoka Farming - Working With Nature

Fukuoka Farming is a unique approach to natural farming that utilizes direct observations of nature and applies them to growing food, and is based on the work of THE ONE STRAW REVOLUTION author Masanobu Fukuoka. Fukuoka's approach is considered one of the key inspirations to both the organic farming and permaculture movements.

This approach does not use conventional farming techniques, instead it works with the natural world to create healthy, interdependent growing systems... (read more)

Learn more about nature-based solutions for sustainable living, check out the Permaculture Design Course in August!

Alderleaf is Hiring Additional Staff Positions

Alderleaf is growing! - adding both full and part-time staff positions with instructing and administrative roles. We're excited to find some great new members to add to our staff!

Information is posted on our website at: Position Announcements

Help us spread the news far and wide - please feel free to tell your friends, forward this email, post on facebook, tweet on twitter, etc...

Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

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

Wilderness Survival Series: Begins Jul 2, 2011
Join us for five exciting back-to-back weekends of wilderness survival skills training! Stone tools, bow-making, navigation, and more!

Self Sufficiency Series: Begins Aug 1, 2011
Join us for five intensive back-to-back courses on sustainable living, natural building, self reliance, and survival. Open for enrollment.

View the full lineup of classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

There is still time to apply for the 2011-2012 school year!
Class begins September 6th, 2011.
Learn more...

Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum site?

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Alderleaf Blog: Notes from Alderleaf

Alderleaf Online Forums: Alderleaf Commons

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