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Carnivore Tracking with Sue Morse, Cob Oven Article, AWCP Launches - Alderleaf eNews, September 2013
September 24, 2013

Welcome to the September 2013 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Special Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse!
New addition to the schedule - Join distinguished tracker, Sue Morse, to learn to interpret carnivore tracks & sign...

2.) Feature Article: Cob Oven Construction
Learn the steps needed to make this permacultural pizza monster, with photos and info from the oven built at Alderleaf...

3.) The 2013-2014 Wilderness Certification Program Launches!
The new class of students is off to a great start. Wish them well on their nine-month journey into wilderness skills...

4.) Upcoming Courses & Events!
Mushroom Foraging Class, Wilderness Survival Weekend Course, Wilderness First Aid Course...

Special Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse!
(New addition to the fall schedule)

Join Sue Morse, distinguished tracker and wildlife photographer (visiting all the way from Vermont), to learn how to locate and interpret the tracks & signs of many forest carnivores, including black bear, cougar, bobcat, and lynx. Sue will also share on her recent research on carnivore scent marking behaviors. Learn more.

Date: Monday, Nov 25, 2013
Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Alderleaf campus in Monroe, WA
Cost: $95

Register to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Feature Article: Cob Oven Construction

by Steve Nicolini

A cob oven is becoming a key element on any property whose residents are practicing permaculture. The reason for this is that earthen ovens perform many functions, including eco-friendly cooking, supporting outdoor dining, aesthetic appeal, gives a great reason to throw a pizza party (a.k.a. build community), and provides inspiration for further natural building projects.

Building the oven itself is quite easy. The difficult part is...(Read More)

The 2013-2014 Wilderness Certification Program Launches!

Our students have begun their nine-month journey to become stewards, survivors, naturalists, and trackers. This week half the class is on a field trip to the Oregon Dunes to study wildlife tracking, plant identification, coastal dune ecology, and learn new survival skills; while the other cohort learns bow-drill fire-making, survival shelters, and navigation.

Please give a big warm welcome to all of our new students in the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program of 2013-2014. We're excited for another great year! Stay updated on their progress on the Alderleaf Blog.

Upcoming Courses & Events

Dates: Course:
Oct 19 Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Nov 2-3 Wilderness Survival Course
Nov 23 Survival Fire Making Skills Class
Nov 25 Carnivore Tracking Workshop with Sue Morse
Dec 13-15 Wilderness First Aid Training Course

Learn more about classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

The application period for the 2014-2015 school year is open.
Classes begin September 9th, 2014.

Check out the Certification Program web page!

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