Aboriginal Skills Class
with Jim Robertson
Sunday, April 21st
Starting at 9:30am
Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks
ABORIGINAL/WILDERNESS SKILLS WALKABOUT CLASS, SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST, 9:30AM - 5:30PM (With possible option to camp out, camp location to be announced).
You, your family and friends are invited to join me naturalist and Aboriginal Skills instructor Jim Robertson for an all day Aboriginal/Wilderness Skills Class at Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks.
This is a beautiful place with great diversity of habitat, plants, etc….including a wonderful stream and twenty foot waterfall with a deep pool (you may want to be prepared to jump in but the water quality is questionable).
There is plenty of shade so don't worry about the heat. The walking distance is approximately one and one half miles each way of relatively easy walking.
We will practice many skills on this walkabout…including plant identification for food, medicine, utilitarian uses, plant communication, ethical harvesting with conscious awareness and integrity. Ecology of the area will also be discussed as well as being stealthy and harmonious in the wild.
We will harvest wild greens for a wild salad and wild (delicious) soup which will be cooked in primitive pottery the "old' way. Feel free to bring items to add to the salad like olive oil, lemon, tomato, avocado, etc.
Other activities will be aboriginal style fire making practice using hand drill and bow drill techniques, cordage and wild soap making with Yucca, and constructing a simple basket from Bull Rush, possible net making and more.
Remember, all of these skills are pathways to a deeper relationship/connection with our natural environment and ourselves.
Feel free to participate fully, partially,or simply enjoy the camaraderie of other nature lovers and observe the happenings.
INCLEMENT WEATHER NEVER CANCELS, IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR PRACTICE, LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT! SORRY,NO DOGS.
NOTE: DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO THIS LOCATION WILL BE PROVIDED UPON RSVP. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER FORM PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
COST: $20. PER PERSON DONATION. CASH PREFERRED PRIOR TO START OF CLASS.
TO REGISTER CONTACT ELISABETH GUSTAFSON AT: [masked] OR CALL [masked]. IF YOU CANNOT REACH ELISABETH, CONTACT JIM ROBERTSON AT [masked] OR CALL [masked].
BRING: WATER, LUNCH, SUN PROTECTION, HAT, BANDANA. FOR THOSE STAYING LATE, BRING FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP (FOR THOSE CAMPING OUT, CONSIDER BRINGING BREAKFAST FOOD FOR MONDAY).
OPTIONAL: HEADLAMP, PAPER, PENCIL, CAMERA, TREKKING POLES, KNIFE (SHEATH PREFERABLE OR POCKET).
WEAR: DRESS IN LAYERS, LONG PANTS AND LONG SLEEVES ARE RECOMMENDED TO AVOID CONTACT WITH POISON OAK, STURDY SHOES (WITH GOOD TREAD).
KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS? PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.