Listen to your body

Do you feel called to delve deeply into your wild power?

Listen to the Earth

Do you feel her support?

The Wildwood Path is a nine month learning journey for women and/or trans* folks with a desire to learn the ancient skills of wilderness survival, nature connection, and earth-based ceremony. A small circle of committed members gather monthly for weekend workshops to learn “primitive” skills, practice naturalist competencies, and craft ceremonies to honor the initiations and rites of passage that mark important thresholds in our lives. Supported by a group of experienced mentors and elders who link this circle with the broader world of deep nature connection mentoring, participation in The Wildwood Path is a life-changing experience that gives individuals the concrete skills to feel at home within the abundance of the earth– and the confidence to share these skills with others in order to regenerate healthy culture and nature connection in support of a beautiful, livable world.

Who

People of diverse ages, ethnicities, careers, backgrounds, and levels of experience join The Wildwood Path. We all share a thirst for deep nature connection and identify as women and/or trans*, and we work to connect across differences and learn from one another and the natural world as part of our re-wilding journey together. You are welcome with us!

Where

Most weekends are held at Paridae Grove in Unity, Maine.

 

We’ll take occasional trips to other central Maine locations and ecosystems within an hour of our home base!

When

A nine month series meeting one weekend a month from October to June.

 

Weekends run from 4:30pm Friday to 2:30pm Sunday.

 

On site, four season camping is available.

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Latest Blog Posts

Brown Ash: The Courtship
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Note: This blog post is one in a series about the baskets that I’m making for my final project as an apprentice in the Wildwood Path. Brown Ash: my holy grail of... Read More

The Tiniest Pack Basket
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Note: This blog post is one in a series about the baskets that I’m making for my final project as an apprentice in the Wildwood Path. I’ve been stubbornly resistant to making a pack... Read More

Ramps Done Right
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Ramps, Ramps, Ramps! The elegant two-leafed Wild Leek, or “Ramp” (Allium tricoccum), is a beloved Spring wild edible across this country, and the growing popularity of this delicious plant is a... Read More

When Ash Moves in and Takes Over
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Note: This blog post is one in a series about the baskets that I’m making for my final project as an apprentice in the Wildwood Path. Ash splints fill my bathtub and... Read More

Cultural and personal support for nature-connected living can feel like it's in short supply in our busy modern world. But in order to have an experience that radically changes our relationships with ourselves, with the wild world of which we are part, and with the spirit that connects us all, it only takes a small commitment, a supportive community, and a few dedicated mentors. The Wildwood Path provides all of these, and will empower you to learn ancient physical skills that lead to having absolute trust in the abundance and support of the Earth around us. Through practicing these skills in a safe and sacred women's circle, we'll be able to witness and support each other as we learn, celebrate, grieve, and grow together. And by reclaiming and recreating ritual and ceremony in our practice of nature skills and in our daily lives, we can ultimately regenerate the healing culture that we dream of and that the world is calling us to manifest. Through learning concrete skills, awakening our native awareness, and building lifelong bonds with friends and mentors, we will witness each other as women as we leverage our knowledge of who we are, why we're here, and how our direct connections to spirit, nature and community support us to bring forth our best selves. Join us for a year of exploring the secrets of the wild Earth that are our unclaimed birthright, the legacy of our grandmothers, and our hope for the future for ourselves, our culture and our planet!