We are a network and community from southern Ontario and beyond. We come together to share skills that keep us rooted in the natural rhythms of nature and to engage in stewardship/caretaking projects as a way of giving back to the land that supports us. Twice a year (spring & fall) we gather in large numbers for the Headwaters Earth Skills Gathering. It is a weekend of workshops, story telling, trading goods, sharing knowledge, and celebrating life.
The gatherings emphasis is on traditional & ancient earth-based skills that help us build deep relationships with nature while learning about its cycles and ecosystems through direct interaction. Creating a resilient culture of nature connection is our intention. No prior experience is required.
Some of the skills we use to achieve this include: Learning to track wildlife, understanding bird language, plant ID including harvesting edible and medicinals, ancient friction fire making, primitive cooking, yoga & martial arts, sensory awareness, traditional archery, singing around the fire, listening, and much much more.