Recovering Ancestral Skills
RECONNECT WITH YOUR HUNTER-GATHERER ANCESTORS
For over 300,000 years, Homo sapiens has practiced place-based technologies that have allowed them to live as integral parts of their landscapes.
These skills gave humans true sovereignty because they were not dependent on growers, manufacturers, and retailers.
Importantly, these are a set of practices that are documented as being the least impactful manner of interaction with the planet (i.e., primitive technologies are the most sustainable lifeways ever witnessed).
Given that everyone alive today has hunter-gatherer ancestors, the practice of ancestral skills is part of all people's heritage.
Join Arthur Haines for three days of recovering our ancestor's ways of being.
Where possible, students will be approached individually in order to further their skill set (i.e., those who have previous exposure to primitive living skills will be advanced beyond introductory material). Time will be allotted for discussion of topics central to human rewilding, especially the relevance of ancestral lifeways in today's world.
ORGANIC, LOCAL MEALS PROVIDED
Chef Frank Giglio will be cooking daily omnivorous breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for all of our students.
It has become increasingly clear through many independent studies that diets rich in wild foods promote health and defend the body from many of the debilitating ailments that plague modern societies (e.g., cancer, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, coronary disease, periodontal disease).
All food will be included and prepared by Chef Frank Giglio. Expect local, wild, and/or organic food offerings from the four food kingdoms prepared in a traditional manner (i.e., a Weston Price-inspired menu).
YOUR HOST, ARTHUR HAINES AND THE DELTA INSTITUTE
This class will be taught by Arthur Haines at the Delta Institute of Natural History, also known as Wilder Waters Community.
Some locations will be visited off site so please be prepared to carpool short distances from the property. Bring footwear for uneven ground, and proper clothing for whatever the weather may be on that day.
Camping is available on site. Cabin and room rentals are also available, please contact Sara to inquire about rental availability.
2019 DATES TBA
Price is $525.00 and class is limited to 12 students.
Class begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 12:00 pm on Sunday.