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Northwest Trees, Welcome New Staff, Summer Courses - Alderleaf eNews, July 2013
July 17, 2013
Welcome to the July 2013 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!
1.) Feature Article: Pacific Northwest Trees
2.) Welcome New Staff and Other News!
4.) More Summer Courses & Events!
by Connor O'Malley
Pacific northwest trees are one of the most important resources to survival. They provide firewood, shelter, tools, food, medicine, wildlife habitat, and so much more to the ecosystem. If you know how to identify and use the trees in your local forest it will enhance your feelings of self-reliance and confidence in the outdoors. They are a great resource!
In this article I will share a few of the most common deciduous trees we see in the forests of western Washington and some of their survival, edible and medicinal uses...(Read more)
We're excited to welcome our new office manager, Lori Strickland, and new instructors, Jeremy Williams and Georgie Lilgreen! Lori's doing amazing holding down the fort here at the office. Jeremy and Georgie are teaching several summer courses and will be core instructors at the Wilderness Certification Program. Check out their bios on our staff page!
We'd also like to wish Michelle and Connor well on their next adventures - helping track mountain lions for the Teton Cougar Project!
We just received the new upgraded Mora Bushcraft Black knives! They now have a coated blade to resist corrosion. Excited to see our favorite get even better! You can now purchase them from our school store. Learn more about the Mora Bushcraft Black
Check out our new blog post! Its been a busy month. Since last month we've taught three survival courses, upgraded our chicken tractor, ran our wild edible & medicinal plants course, collected our first crop of homegrown hay from our Stishem land, taught our navigation class and introduction to permaculture class, hosted our annual bow making workshop, and kicked off our summer nature camp, to name a few! See photo highlights: Alderleaf Blog - Busy Times
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