Introducing: Forestry Workshop - Mountain Man Style
Join Eustace Conway and Preston Roberts as they share a very special day with students taking an introductory workshop on life in a forest.
We will cover:
How to manage a forest resource
Tools, Techniques & Safety
Philosophy, Ethics & Time Perspective
From Horse-Logging to Heavy Equipment, From axes to chainsaws and sawmill, From drawknife to stacking fresh milled lumber to dry, species choices and architectural influences, backwoods primitive perspective to raw survival - This is a hands-on work filled day with 2 rare wisdom-keepers that practice ancient traditions of their mountain ingenuity and sustainability. This one-day workshop is a very rare opportunity to visit one of the finest classrooms in the world to have a magical day under the tutelage of master woodsmen. If you want to get back to the land and realize how to efficiently and sustainably build with and use in a myriad of ways, the forest that abounds with resources, come capture this unforgettable engagement. You will be busting at the seams with new knowledge and inspiration. This is all about the lifestyle; articulately breaking it down from understanding the forest to the tools; how to choose, use and care for them to how to make use of the trees and forest resources from firewood to building.
Bring your work clothes. All tools and materials are provided - but you are welcome to bring some of your own if you want.
Date: Sunday March 20, 2016 (This is day # 2 of a full weekend, following Hog Killing on day #1)
Students can choose to attend the full weekend or only 1 of the 2 days
Location: Turtle Island Preserve
Teachers: The legendary mentors have lived most of their lives deep in the forest and practiced with articulate finesse these techniques for many decades. As tv stars, they show their story on the hit show Mountain Men. Conway has lived off-grid as a forest person for over 37 years. Both men are consummate teachers with a great passion for their study and for their students.