The Wildcraft Forest School Extension Program develops projects that will expand the practice of practical wild regeneration within places and within human consciousness. Our projects attempt to support stewardship, sentience, science, spirit and sanctuary. Here’s a new examples of our special projects.
Trail of Song: A National Healing Forest Project
at the Wildcraft Forest in British Columbia
In conjunction with the National Healing Forest initiative the Wildcraft Forest is now embarking on an expansion called, “The Trail of Song”. The initiative carries a network of Healing Forests where survivors and families of the Residential School legacy and murdered and missing Indigenous women, as well as all Canadians, can come together to heal, do ceremony, reflect, talk or meditate. Within the Healing Forest, all individuals, including survivors and their families, can share and better understand the legacy of the residential school system and move forward in a positive way.
The Trail of Song represents fifteen meditation sites along one kilometer of meandering forested trail. Each meditation site consists of a prayer cairn which displays a work of poetry, prayer, story or song from a visiting artist. The trail represents a gallery for writers to display their work. Thirty visiting writers will be featured during different times over the course of the year. Each will be challenged with writing about the themes of nature and healing. Out of the thirty visiting artists 10 to 15 will be Indigenous.
Green Earth Offsets
Green Earth Offsets represents a conservation and carbon offsetting program presented by the Wildcraft Forest Foundation. The program supports watershed conservation and restoration programs in British Columbia as well as the foundation's Sanctuary Forest Network.
Ecological restoration and regeneration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Ecosystems are dynamic communities of plants, animals, and microorganisms interacting with their physical environment as a functional unit.
Green Earth Offsets targets CO2 emissions caused by Internet use. Through ecological restoration and soil and habitat regeneration, measurable CO2 mitigation outcomes are met.
e offer a selection of options whereby your Internet can be offset including options for homes, businesses and institutions.
The Mother Tree Hub Online Resource Centre
The Mother Tree Hub assists individuals with their efforts to dwell closer to nature and to develop enterprise that both rewilds nature and delivers ongoing regenerative stewardship.
At the Mother Tree Hub we consider that food, medicine and shelter security are directly related to the health and regeneration of nature and her wildlands. This integration depends on tangible relationships between people and nature. The work of the Mother Tree Hub includes aspects of wildlands and habitat recovery, regenerative agriculture and agroforestry, technology and education, and the creation and production of new foods, medicines and shelter.
Long standing efforts to create more value from a "living" forest has been a hallmark of the enterprise incubator at the Wildcrsaft Forest. This effort has created our Forest Biotics brand which is a collection of wildcrafted wellness products sourced from pristine sanctuary forests in British Columbia. We have a passion for ecological stewardship and are driven by ethics whereby the health of wild places have a direct relationship to our own body, mind and spirit.
Mother Tree Regenerative System
The Wildcraft Forest nurtures regenerative stewardship that supports what we call a “Mother Tree Regenerative System”. This system considers that the forest seeks to function as a living organism. As it moves and expands it creates “seed trees” also known as “Mother Trees”. Currently we are building an inventory of Mother Tree locations so that they can be preserved, this effort also includes education and public awareness.
Seeds to Trees
Our Seeds to Trees initiative seeks to gather the ancient genetic memory found within old growth forests and then to regenerate those species in riparian ecosystems. We operate two wild plant nurseries in remote areas of the Monashee Mountain region of British Columbia. We collect old growth tree seeds from interior mixed forests and Inland Temperate Rainforests propagate the seeds into seedlings and then plant these trees in remote riparian areas, which will not be logged. We are endeavoring to collect seeds, germinate and plant 10,000 seedlings by 2019 using the “old ways” of plant spirit medicine. The Seeds to Trees Program considers whole forest systems that are “wild” so we plant propagate and plant not only trees but under-story plants that represent the guild that supports each tree species. We also seed forest clearcut areas with native flowering plant species so that more pollinators will be supported within these areas. We are supporting honey bee pollination by increasing the population of wild flowers within bee foraging range which will aid in the health of bee colonies and the honey that is produced.
Through media campaigns and publications we educate, inform and advocate for the restoration of wild habitat; we demand at least a 300-year view of planning and we seek to re-wild contemporary culture.
Shelter Revolution Events
By creating smaller construction and lifestyle footprints we are lessening the impacts on wild environments. Though our Shelter Revolution events we include Workshops - Demonstrations- Presentations about Small Footprint Living - Ecological Design - How & Where to Build - Going Off-Grid. These events are about creating solutions while keeping your costs low and practical. There is a special focus on “eco-villages” and “leadership” all while turning your “house” into a “home”.
Free Energy Festivals and Events
The industrialization of energy cause great damage to the natural environment. Through our Free Energy Festivals and Seminars we explore new ideas connected to small footprint free energy. Events include workshops, demonstrations and presentations about off-the-grid methods and products; free energy concepts and experiments; creating a community-based utility; creating better energy for your life; and navigating the “power” grid today and in the future; events also place a special focus on “leadership”.