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The main purpose of this group is to share traditional “back to the land” skills and develop a greater connection to and appreciation for our Earth, while having fun and making connections with others in the general eastern MN and western WI area.

In addition to "skills", this site is also a format for posting earth connecting solstice celebrations, raptor center bird releases, earth day happenings, and farm/earth based festivals and gatherings.

Please post any classes, workshops, or gatherings, that you would like to offer or know about that fit this group's theme.  there is really a shortage of people willing to teach. so if you have something to offer, please consider sharing. 

“Back to the land” skills are referred to by various names, such as Folk-Green-Traditional-Nature-Wilderness-Earth-Primitive-Survival-Native-Homesteading Skills. If you are interested in being more connected to nature, sustainability, self sufficiency, and have ever wanted to learn about: edible wild plants, tanning hides, wool spinning/felting, flintknapping, mushrooms, making fire without matches, maple syruping, cheese making, basket making, bee keeping, hunting/fishing, gardening + seed saving, canning+food preservation, homemade soap, raising animals, natural building, knitting/sewing, wood working, herbal medicine, etc and too many others to list. then please join and lead or attend a class/workshop.

This group is intended to have an emphasis on honoring and connecting to Earth (the plants, animals, water, air, and soil) by raising awareness of our relationship with nature, and how the Earth provides so abundantly for us, nourishing our body, mind, and spirit. 

In addition to learning skills, may we have gratitude and honor for all the earth gifts that provide life.

If you RSVP for a class, but later decide not to attend, please un-RSVP as that is considerate and helpful for whoever is leading the class.

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  • 4 days ago · 5:00 PM

    Let's Make a Birch Bark Container...

    6 earth friends | 5.00

    Came and make a small Birch Bark Box! There are so Many uses for birch bark; fire starting, moose calls, boxes, and baskets, even water proof containers. In this 2 hour... Learn more
  • November 14 · 9:00 AM

    Bow Making Days: Learn to make your own long bow

    1 Member

    Make your own wooden long bow. Instruction will be available at all stages of making a custom bow with a draw weight and fit just for you. There will be a variety of... Learn more
  • October 31 · 9:00 AM

    Two Day Animal Tracking Workshop

    2 earth friends

    Join the Minnesota Tracking Club for a two day introduction to the fundamentals of animal tracking. October 31 and November 19:00am - 2:00pm Thanks to the generosity of... Learn more
  • October 30 · 7:00 PM

    Weekend end retreat in nature!

    1 Member

    Deepen your mastery of energy, Self and your life through profound guided group experiences including Qigong, Earth Work, Kundalini Yoga and more! Join Rhonda Battisto;... Learn more
  • October 27 · 5:00 PM

    Let's Make Tools Out Of Bone

    7 earth friends | 5.00

    Have you ever wondered how people made their tools before steel became king? there were and are many ways to make the tools that you need straight from nature. One of... Learn more
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  • Frank Florin founded MN and WI Traditional Skills & Earth Connection Meetup

    on January 18

Founded Jan 18, 2012

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