Crow’s Nest Wildcraft

Current offerings

Herbal Medicine for Immune Support

This is a guide to keeping well and staying healthy, with the help of herbal allies and personal rhythms.  In this time of COVID-19 spread, it is ever more vital to practice embodied relationship to our own well-being.

It is downloadable as a .PDF file for free or by donation: choose your price at checkout, based on your needs in the current moment.   Feel free to share widely!

This guide is for us to use in times of wellness as preventive care – not during illness – to keep our immune health strong and to deepen our connection to our bodies and the more-than-human world.

Framing a hide for smoketanning

Hide Tanning as Medicine: Part 1, Intro to Hide Tanning

This video session will be an introduction to hide tanning. We will open with the history and cultural relevance of this ancient craft and move into natural methodologies and DIY projects.  The final 30 min is a Q and A section for beginner tanners to begin troubleshooting their own projects.
This video will be recorded for watching later and it comes with access to class notes on each methodology.  Our video platform is Zoom.  Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation and a Zoom link reminder will be sent out the day of the session.
This session will be recorded, so no need to attend live if you can’t make it!
 
Date:
Sunday, May 17 at 4:00pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).
Cost:
The sliding scale cost is $0-$60. Indigenous people are welcome to participate for free.  At checkout, you will “name your price” and then you’re good to go.
 
See below for notes on interpreting a sliding scale for your own needs.

List of available workshops

Introductory Plant Walk Workshop

Introductory Plant Walk

A half-day walkabout becoming acquainted with local plants, both those who evolved on this continent and recent transplants. We will…

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Holistic First Aid Workshop

Holistic First Aid

An introduction to basic first aid care and emergency preparedness.  Incorporated are elements of Wilderness First Aid, Occupational First Aid,…

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Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

Herbal Medicine Making

The medicine of plants is contained within their phytoconstituents, and these can be extracted with various menstrua (natural solvents) to…

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Smoke-tanned Buckskin Workshop

Smoke-tanned Buckskin

This 3-day workshop (with 2-day weekend option) is on the classical method of smoke-tanning. Smoke-tanning is the most widespread of…

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Rawhide Making Workshop

Rawhide Making

Rawhide is more than it seems. This stiff, preserved hide has been through some stages of the tanning process but…

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wool, sheepskin, hide tanning

Fleece Craft

An exploration of textile creation, centred on sheep. One track a fibre class; one track a hide-tanning class; plus some…

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