Earthskills gatherings have been happening for many years around the world and they are now coming to the Triangle area for the first time! Together, we will recreate an ancient village and share the skills of our ancestors, gather around the fires in the evening for community and experience the power of classes well beyond anything that has been offered in the Piedmont up until now.
The Gathering will be a 5 day and 4 night event that offers in-depth learning for individuals and families. This educational/enrichment program will focused on Primitive Living Skills and Homesteading. Top quality instructors will teach dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry and basket making, just to name a few. Click here to see an example of the classes to be held. This is an opportunity for people seeking to expand their connection with the natural world and develop community in the North Carolina Piedmont.
Earthskills gatherings are events where new friendships are forged, old friendships refined, and the empowering knowledge of pioneer, survival, native and traditional primitive skills are shared. These programs give participants the oppoortunity to become proficient in skills that have helped them redefine life goals and directions as well as broaden their knowledge of sustainable life ways, connection to nature, and the power of community. After a full day of hands on instruction, evening programs give us the opportunity to join in the revival of the great oral tradition of storytelling around the council fire, or the option to pull up a chair at any one of the camps where homegrown and traditional Appalachian music is played, or the opportunity to answer the call of the drum and dance around the fire under a star filled sky.