AboriginalSkills Walkabout Class
with Jim Robertson
Friday, May 31st
Starting at 9:30am
(With option to camp out)
Angeles Forest (La Canada Flintridge Area)
You, your family and friends are invited to join me, naturalist and Aboriginal Skills instructor Jim Robertson for an all day outing in the beautiful Angeles National Forest (in the vicinity of Flintridge/La Canada). This class will offer the option/opportunity to camp out.
There is much diversity of habitat, plants, etc. … including a wonderful stream that always flows all year long, with clear pools deep enough to plunge in if you like.
There is plenty of shade at the bottom of the canyon, so don't worry about the heat. The walking distance is approximately one and one half miles each way of easy walking down and just a bit more difficult walking out due to the grade.
We will practice many skills on this walkabout including plant identification for food, medicine, utilitarian uses, plant communication, ethical harvesting with 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 self made pottery the "old" way. Feel free to bring items to add to the salad like olive oil, lemon, tomato, avacado, etc.
Other activities will be Aboriginal style Fire Making using hand drill and bow drill techniques (you will be able to harvest your own fire kit from the wild if you like), wild soap making, cordage making, net making, traps, basket making if resources are available and possible shelter building.
Remember, all of these skills are pathways to a deeper relationship/connection with our natural environment and ourselves.
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: $25 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].
NOTE: JIM AND ELISABETH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE BY EMAIL FROM MAY 23-MAY 26. If there is a delay in receiving directions during that time, please be patient. A friend, Keith, will be assisting with responses during that time. Thank you!
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).
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