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Open House, Stinging Nettle Article, & Upcoming Courses - Alderleaf eNews, Apr 2017
April 27, 2017

Welcome to the April 2017 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Our Annual Open House!
Come visit Alderleaf for our annual Open House (this Sunday - Apr 30, 1-4pm) to get a taste of what we do...

2.) Featured Article: Stinging Nettle
Learn about stinging nettle - a wild food, natural garden fertilizer, strong fiber, and more...

3.) Upcoming Courses at Alderleaf
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants, Wildlife Tracking, Wilderness Survival, & More! See what's coming up...

Our Annual Open House!

Join us this Sunday for a free, family-friendly event to get a taste of what we offer at Alderleaf!

Sunday, April 30th, 1:00-4:00pm.

Demonstrations and Activities include:

- Fire Making with Bow Drill
- Wild Edible Plants Walks
- Flintknapping Demos: Making Arrowheads
- Tours of the Campus
- Wildlife Tracking
- Weaving Techniques
- Hide Tanning
- Atlatl Demo
- Cob Oven Cooking
- Nature Games for Kids
- And More!

We'll also be raffling gift certificates for courses, Alderleaf t-shirts, and Mora survival knives!

This Sunday, April 30th, 2017, 1-4pm at Alderleaf.
18715 299th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272.

Hope to see you there!

Featured Article: Stinging Nettle

By Chris Byrd

Most people in the Pacific Northwest are familiar with stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). Nettle grows in a variety of habitats (it is often found growing in disturbed sites) and its defense mechanism makes its presence instantly apparent to anyone who happens to brush up against its leaves.

Stinging nettle has a long history of human use as fiber, food, and medicine; and figures prominently in both native and human altered plant communities...(continue reading)

Calendar of Upcoming Courses

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

Dates: Course: Cost:
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 (full) $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?

Immerse in Nature Skills - Train to Become an Instructor! Earn Certificates in Wilderness Survival Skills Education, Permaculture Design, Wildlife Tracking, and Wilderness First Aid.

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Classes begin September 5th, 2017.

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.

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Alderleaf Wilderness College
18715 299th Ave SE
Monroe, WA 98272
United States
(360) 793-8709

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