Connection in the Time of COVID19

With all the confusion and contention spreading in our communities right alongside this new virus who has us all on our toes, The Wildwood Path has been listening, learning, and adapting with every passing week—all with the aim of evolving our offerings so that respect and relationship with nature and one another can grow and thrive in our communities right along with confusion and contention— we think we need that respect and relationship even more in the time of COVID19! … Read More

Nature Connection Skills for Black Lives

  All kinds of folks (and a rainbow of colors!) are rising up around the world right now to put their livelihoods and lives on the line for justice, healing, and liberation for Black lives, and we as a nature school are SO grateful to be part of this work. We know that by following Black leadership, attending to Black safety, and addressing the rampant injustice and ongoing harm that Black folks experience every day, we are contributing to growing … Read More

Wildlife Tracking Workshop Coming Up!

Wildlife tracking as an avenue for becoming fully alive & in relationship with the living world that hold us so generously– what a concept! Join Trevanna Frost Grenfell of The Wildwood Path, George Leoniak of CyberTracker and The Mindful Tracker, and Jon Young of the 8 Shields Institute for a long weekend of deep tracking– of our outer and inner landscapes, as well as the landscape of the world within which we are nested. This workshop will take us deep … Read More

Community Grief Ritual – July 2019

Join us for a dive into the waters of grief and healing at this workshop and ritual crafted to help us access and honor our grief for this amazing, struggling world. We’ll gather at 2:30pm to bring our minds together around the meaning of grief practice and the diverse grief teachings we all carry, and we’ll move into the afternoon and evening with the invitation to acknowledge our grief directly with the Wild and to share whatever feelings emerge in … Read More

Health in Relationship with the Wild

Please join us for either or both parts of this all day immersion workshop in which we’ll explore and deepen our health in relationship to the wild. This is an all genders event which is geared towards adults or older children. July 20th at Paridae Grove: 573 Waning Road in Unity, Maine! 9-12 Holistic Health Self-Assessment Skills 12-1 Community Potluck Lunch 1-4 Health-Supporting Relationships with Plant Allies & Beyond Do you wish your health were stronger, and wonder how to … Read More

Scout Skills Night!

Join us on July 5th for this annual event which is quickly becoming a favourite of all Wildwood Path staff… Our Womens/Trans Scout Night, when we get down and dirty with the wild woods! Whit and Trevanna are excited to learn and play with you all as we explore what it means to be a scout. We’ll learn about tactics for camouflage, sneaking, spotting, and blending in with the baseline of the wild world around us. Sure to be fun+silly … Read More

Integrity in Outdoor Education Panel

After making a sincere commitment last year to the process of deepening our relationships with our lineages and working towards repair and renewal in the field of nature connection mentoring, we’ve been unsurprised to find many opportunities to work towards relationship, reparation, and decolonization with our teachers, students, and broader communities. We’re thrilled to be supporting the 8 Shields Institute to convene a panel of Native leaders from around New England to meet with Jon Young and discuss decolonization and … Read More

Wild Wooly Workshop!

Join the Wildwood Path and wool maven Nikos Kavanya for a weekend of campfires, fresh air, and using our hands and wild materials to take wool from fresh-off-the-sheep to naturally felted, spun, and dyed! We love learning skills from start to finish in the old ways of our ancestors, so we’re looking forward to gathering on a special piece of land and being together with one another and the wild as we approach the ancient working of wool with our … Read More

Brown Ash: The Courtship

Brown Ash: my holy grail of basket-making materials. Not that it is or isn’t the best material (as if I’m qualified to opine on that point), but it certainly seemed the most daunting. In compiling my list of plants that I would try to learn about through basket-making, I included ash with the mental caveat that it was okay if it took me a few years to gather all of the necessary knowledge and assistance. I didn’t know that there … Read More

The Tiniest Pack Basket

I’ve been stubbornly resistant to making a pack basket. I have all of the brown ash splints, I’m weaving baskets, I have the intention of spending lots of time outside and often want to carry things with me, so why not a pack basket? I think exploring that question could very easily become a long essay stretching back into my early teens and getting into my reaction to visual cues that mark people as belonging to certain groups. I’m not going to write that … Read More

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