The Wildcraft Forest School is a center that delivers non-institutional learning. From a forest environment, the school offers skills, insights and inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change in the world. It engages participants in transformative education that includes wild dynamics, personal empowerment, responsibility and co-mentorship. Most of the courses integrate experiential learning and ancient wisdom within the context of wildcrafting and challenges students to perform stewardship tasks as part of various certifications and activities.
The Wildcraft Forest School has its roots within the Wildcraft Forest which developed a unique approach to wildcrafting that considers the forest and the natural world as being sentient and intelligent. Founded by Don Elzer in the 1990’s the Elzer family had had a long history of involvement in ancient nature-based alchemy which he would later apply to the teachings presented by the school.
In 2015, the Wildcraft Forest School began to provide students with an “extension” program intended to incubate more stewardship activities. The extension work is described as an organized exchange of information and the deliberate transfer of skills where students apply work, research, advocacy, stewardship and problem solving within bio-regions, communities and ecosystems. This effort helps to facilitate interplay and nurture synergies within a vast complex of capacity building efforts, which then enables change in individuals, communities, cooperatives and enterprise.
The Wildcraft Forest School is an independent, cooperative, social enterprise organization which is supported by the Wildcraft Forest Foundation and its partners. Collectivley we foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to create better Earth and Water stewardship that will make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life sustaining for all living beings.
Wildcraft Forest School
At the Wildcraft Forest
1981 Highway 6 Lumby, British Columbia
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The Wildcraft Forest School offers skills, insights and
inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change.