Join our Wilders Guild! Live the life of folk craft, animal care, gardens, and restoring the land.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend-a-month.
Make new friends while learning skills of ecological leadership. Share in adventures with a team of like-minded peers. With dedication and hard-work, an Apprenticeship can grow into a life-long study of ancient ways:
Wild Plants Delve into the incredible world of wild plants. Learn skills of identification and safe harvest of wild foods—developing a connection to the land through seasonal cycles of growth and restoration.
Homestead Craft Learn crafts of woodworking, natural building, animal husbandry, outdoor cooking, and even artisan cheese making. Train both to sustain the Village and help build it.
Animal Care Learn to care for the animals of the farm: goats, chickens, sheep and more. Explore how they help us restore the land. Make fiber art projects into beautiful and useful crafts.
Gardening Tend to the Wilders Garden. Grow food while learning principles of soil restoration and ecology. Journey into a world where wild plants run through our gardens as our gardens grow through the wild forest.
Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced educators teaching authentic and traditional skills. They are facilitators of thoughtful growth through the power of nature and community.
How It Works
Apprentice Training Weekends 1 weekend-a-month, Fall - Spring
At our Monthly Training Weekends, Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert Mentors. For flexibility, we offer many schedule options–see below for dates.
OPTION 1 Single Days - Training Weekends Available for Grades 1-5 and 6-12. Choose Single Day weekends either on a Saturday (grade 1-4) or Sunday(grade 1-12) schedule. The most flexibility for families.
OPTION 2 Overnights - Training Weekends Available for Grades 6-8 and 9-12. Choose all Overnight weekends for a Saturday (morning) to Sunday (afternoon) schedule. Our most immersive experience.
Graduation Day May, 1 day
Parents and family join Apprentices and Mentors for a community celebration of what we learned.
Optional Community & Family Events Dates Vary
Apprentices and immediate family get free admission to Archery Range and Community Events.
Different Apprenticeship age groups have customized curriculum.
Grade 1 ∙ Grade 2-3 ∙ Grade 4-5 ∙ Grade 6-8 ∙ Grade 9-12