Here are a stories from a few people who have attended Wildcraft Forest School programs.

Why the World needs Wildcrafting
By Toni Hiatt
Wildcrafting is a practice integrating local ecological knowledge, family and land history, conscious harvesting, land stewardship, activism, and storytelling all into one lovely practice.  Practice may be an understatement, for Wildcrafting is a way of complete being, a framework by which to exist in the world.  It is art.  It is science.  It is spirituality.
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An Adventure with the Wildcraft Forest
By Tamara McLellan
I jumped at the chance to attend the second ever Wildcrafting Basics course, that leads one to the Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate (WBSC). Last week we were assigned homework to do a report on three plants - two that are native to the interior of BC and one that is "invasive"(what a terrible term). We were also tasked with looking back, like faaaar back into our ancestry, to 5000 years ago. To imagine the life we would have lead back then. Due to how busy I've been lately, I was a tad stressed. I guess I am a bit of a perfectionist in some ways and wanted to be fully prepared. Nothing could have prepared me for the weekend (and yet everything in my life up to this point has been preparing me).
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Sentience, Stewardship, Science,
Spirit and Sanctuary
By Don Elzer - Founder of the Wildcraft Forest School

At the Wildcraft Forest School we have created a series of certifications which are intended to strengthen the work that is required as humanity and this planet herself transition into the future – our work is influenced by our Wildcrafters Promise.
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Meaning and Purpose Create
Exceptional Team Results

“Leaders like Me” interviews Don Elzer of the Wildcraft Forest School. The interview is titled “Meaning and Purpose Create Exceptional Team Results” and the intro describes Don Elzer as living his meaning and purpose in all aspects of his life. 

This powerful approach has helped him articulate a new way of thinking about how we should live in this world. His wisdom will help you understand the importance of meaning and purpose in creating an irresistible focal point for your team. Prepare to have your worldview challenged…

Some of the gems from this podcast include:
  • “The essential element of leadership is meaning and purpose.”
  • “Instilling the idea of meaning becomes the anchor for what makes a person.”
  • “For a leader, encouraging meaning in people’s lives should be front and center.”
  • “Joy becomes the key result of meaning in your work.”
  • “When we’ve discovered our meaning and embrace our purpose we are basically unstoppable.”

The Podcast with Don Elzer

Learn More: Leaders Like Me Program

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