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Soft Soled Leather Shoe Making
Our species lives in a wide variety of environments. Whether it’s hot, cold, thorny, or rocky. We have long devised ways to insulate, and protect our feet. Some cultures made sandals, some made turn shoes, or ghillies, and some made moccasins. In this 8 hour workshop we will show you how to make a pattern fitted directly to your own foot. Then we will use that pattern to make a custom fitted pair of moose hide moccasins. You will leave with, your own, plus the knowledge and experience to repeat the process on your own. Saturday November 17 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM $110.00 (includes all building materials) Registration deadline is November 1...Register at

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Holistic Gateway Center for the Healing Arts

1415 6th St NE - 2nd Floor · Minneapolis, MN


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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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