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Axe Forging Course, Position Opening, First Aid Classes & Walnut Article - Alderleaf eNews, Nov 2016
November 23, 2016

Welcome to the November 2016 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Exciting New Courses Added for 2017!
We've added Axe Forging Courses, 3-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Courses, and a 10-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course...

2.) Position Opening - Great Opportunity!
Alderleaf is seeking an excellent Resident Assistant (RA) to work with students living in our dormitory-style housing...

3.) Featured Article: Black Walnut Trees
Black Walnut is an incredibly valuable tree for food, wildlife, lumber, and can be a versatile addition to permaculture systems...

4.) Gift Idea - Upcoming Courses
A weekend course can make a memorable holiday gift! Check out what's scheduled for 2017...

Exciting New Courses Added for 2017!

Weekend Axe Forging Course
Learn basic metallurgy, forging, heat treating, and hafting while you produce a small backcountry axe to take home...(learn more)

3-Day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course
Learn primary concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting for "common" medical emergencies...(learn more)

10-Day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course
In-depth first aid training to meet the needs of outdoor leaders working in remote backcountry locations...(learn more)

Position Opening: Resident Assistant (RA)

We are looking for an outstanding RA! Mentor residents of dormitory-style housing associated with Alderleaf Wilderness College, while living on a beautiful property in the forested foothills east of Monroe, WA. Join the Alderleaf team where we strive to inspire and empower people to be lifelong stewards of the natural world...(learn more)

Featured Article: Black Walnut Trees

Black walnut trees have served as an important human food crop for centuries, and as a source of nourishment for wildlife since time immemorial. Even in modern times when food and building materials are at our proverbial fingertips, the black walnut stands out as a source of easily gathered food and building material par excellence that we can incorporate into permaculture designs... continue reading

Gift Idea - Upcoming Courses

Registration is open! Courses can make an excellent holiday gift for a loved one. Check out the 2017 dates:

Dates: Course: Cost:
Jan 14-15 Wilderness Survival Course $250
Jan 24-26 Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA) $225
Jan 28-29 Knife Making Course $330
Jan 31-Feb 2 Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA) $225
Feb 14-15 Axe Forging Course $430
Mar 2-12 Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) $550
Mar 25-26 Knife Making Course $330
Apr 8-9 Bird Language Course $250
Apr - May Track & Sign Evaluations (limited space) $250
Apr 22-23 Home-Scale Permaculture Course $250
May 13-14 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course $250
May 20-21 Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course $250
May 20-21 Knife Making Course $330
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 $330
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 9-10 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?

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Early applicants receive priority for scholarships and student housing! Classes begin September 5th, 2017. Visit the Certification Program page.

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