We will take a nature walk as we sample various wild plants for food, medicine and utilitarian uses. As we continue our ABORIGINAL SKILLS walkabout, we will stop to build a primitive shelter (always fun) and have lunch in the wild. We will then continue our walkabout to to one of my secret swimming holes (up to eight feet deep) where you may swim if you wish and/or fish the "old way" for crawfish (and maybe cook if you like). Aboriginal Fire Making will be demonstrated and several other skills may be practiced depending on resources available.
Remember, all of these skills are pathways to a deeper connection/relationship with our natural environment and ourselves.
Feel free to participate fully, partially or simply enjoy the camaraderie and observe the happenings.
What: Wilderness/Aboriginal Skills Class.
When: Sunday, August 19th 9:30am - 5 pm. You are welcome to leave earlier or stay later as your schedule allows (I always stay late, at least until dark).
Where: Santa Monica Mountains, near Malibu Creek State Park (detailed directions coming soon). NOTE: All participants must sign a liability waiver prior to start of class.
Bring: Water, lunch, sun protection, hat, bandana. For those staying late, bring additional food & water, flashlight or headlamp. OPTIONAL: paper & pen/pencil, camera, trekking poles, knife (sheath preferable or pocket/folder).
Wear: Dress in layers, long pants and (lightweight) long sleeves are recommended to avoid contact with poison oak, sturdy shoes (with good tread).
Cost: $20 per person donation, cash preferred, prior to start of class.
CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Jim Robertson at [masked] or call [masked]. I would appreciate you providing me with your email address and phone # to facilitate the smoothest operation.
Inclement weather never cancels, and is an integral part of our practice and learning experience. Sorry, no dogs.
KNOW ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS? PLEASE FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.