Welcome to Alderleaf Wilderness College, a wilderness survival school and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, and more.
"If you want to learn about wilderness skills from extremely knowledgeable instructors, then Alderleaf is for you. I learned more than I ever thought possible at their classes." -Casey Kafka
Essential Wilderness Survival Skills
Learn the core skills of survival in a format that allows you to participate at home and at your own pace. Accepting registrations
The Essential Skills of Wilderness Survival
(paperback and ebook versions available)
This masterfully-organized survival book will empower you to survive emergencies and grow deeper connections to nature, with expert instructor, Jason Knight of Alderleaf. On sale for a limited time
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course
Learn how to utilize a diversity of native wild plants for food and medicine in the wilderness or at home. Accepting registrations
Weekend Wilderness Survival Course
Learn the most important skills for survival: shelter, water, fire, and food while gaining practical, hands-on experience. Accepting registrations
Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Learn the skills needed to forage for wild edible mushrooms! Spend a day learning about these magnificent fungi. Accepting registrations
Wildlife Tracking Walks
Discover the hidden world of animal signs that surround us all the time, while exploring local forests and riverbanks. Accepting registrations
Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive
Spend five full days immersed in studying outdoor survival skills! Detailed instruction and hands-on practice. Accepting registrations
Custom Courses, Presentations, and Consulting
Customized wilderness skills education for groups, organizations, individuals, and families. Virtual and in-person options. Inquire today
"Alderleaf Wilderness College is outstanding at developing and
delivering wilderness skills programs, providing both a deep level of
knowledge and context for the teachings."
"I would recommend Alderleaf to
anyone wanting to reconnect with nature and a desire to live simply,
with and for the land. Through their program I have become the change I
was waiting for!"
"Alderleaf provides a wide range of studies that will increase anyone's knowledge and understanding of the natural world."
"Every course I've taken at Alderleaf Wilderness College has had a huge positive impact on my life and changed the way I look at, approach, and relate to the world around me."
"Alderleaf is a wonderful school for learning how to live with the earth and not just on it."
"Alderleaf Wilderness College's staff uses teaching styles that allows for all kinds of learners to learn and have fun. I use this knowledge all the time. I would highly recommend this wilderness survival school to others."