Fri, 24 May|
Earth Skills Gathering
Time & Location
24 May 2024, 3:00 pm – 26 May 2024, 2:00 pm
Palm Grove, Palm Grove NSW 2258, Australia
About the Event
Join us for a weekend delving into outdoor living practises and skills that connect us with the Earth.
A family friendly camp out exploring various bushcraft & ancestral skills in a village like setting.
As a species, we have evolved with and a part of the natural environment, all of our senses and physiology are wired to be outdoors! So when we re-learn the ways of our land-based ancestors we unlock very primal aspects of ourselves and where we have come from.
These skills are innate within every human, we have just been placed out of context within this modern world that has been built away from nature.
These weekend camp outs are great opportunities to up-skill your bush survival knowledge, learn to feel more at home in the bush and take various skills away with you to practise.
This will be Wild Beings 4th year of running these gatherings, formerly called "Ancestral Skills Gatherings".
What you can expect:
- various bush-skills workshops
- nature-based games for the kids
- traditional cook up on the fire
- stories & songs around the fire
- a village-like setting with all ages
- wholesome healthy food
Some of the skills we will be teaching:
- Fire by friction
- Shelter Building
- Traditional cooking methods
- Natural rope/string making
- Wild Foods and Medicines
- Wood Craft
- Bone Craft
- Bushcrafts; making a quad pod for wild jerky, bush peg making, bush billy can hook.
and much more!
- Rewilding & Ancestral Skills
- Traditional Tanning
- Bird Language
These practical bush skills will be interwoven with various other knowledge about rewilding and how to connect deeper with our local ecology and birdlife.
We will have Indigenous story and culture shared over the weekend by local Indiegnous people.
We respect our local Mob deeply and the relationships we have with them.
We want to learn from you! If you have any earth-based hand-skills you wish to share, please get in touch and we can arrange for you to share a skill at the gathering.
TRADE BLANKET is making a come back. After many gatherings without the infamous Trade Blanket Party, we are bringing it back!
Bring your hand-crafted items to trade, do not underestimate the value of some of the items up for trade! More info in the email.
Arrive: 3pm Friday May 24th
Finish: 2pm Sunday May 26th
The intention of this gathering is to bring you into the natural world and teach skills that enable you to feel closer to the earth and empower you to be more comfortable in the bush whilst connecting to the village.
A place for like-minded folks to connect & share skills with one another.
This is a family friendly gathering, all ages welcome. These skills are for all ages, we will have multiple mentors present in each workshop though we ask that you are responsible for your young ones during the workshops. This creates a safe space for all involved. Come on your own or with a friend.
This is a camping gathering, please BYO camp gear, there is plenty of flat space to set up.
Communal Dinners Provided, please BYO Lunch, breakfast and snacks. We encourage you to make a potluck with a group of friends for lunch to make it easier!
We will be catering around local, organic fresh produce and wild game meat. Vegetarian & vegan options available.
The location is on private property on the Central Coast, only 25 minutes from Westfield Tuggerah.
It is a stunning property nestled between two ridges, where two creeks meet. Beaming with birdlife & biodiversity, the land is truly a special gem hidden amidst the Central Coast's hinterland.
Sliding Scale: $400-$450 per adult.
Returning attendees: $330 per adult.
Kids ages 6-15: $100
Payment plans available, contact email@example.com
The tickets include all workshops, 2 x catered dinners & camping costs.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Eva, Will & Clay.
We honour the lands we gather on and the Original Custodians who tended & lived life out on these lands for thousands of generations. We honour the age-old history and culture that was and is lived out on these lands and pay our respects to Elders past present and emerging.
- Ticket type
Single Adult TicketPriceFrom $400.00 to $450.00
- Sliding Scale 1.$450.00
+$11.25 service fee+$11.25 service fee
- Sliding Scale 2.$420.00
+$10.50 service fee+$10.50 service fee
- Sliding Scale 3.$400.00
+$10.00 service fee+$10.00 service fee
- Ticket type
Single Adult TicketPrice$330.00
+$8.25 service fee+$8.25 service fee
- Ticket type
ages 6-15 years.Price$120.00
+$3.00 service fee+$3.00 service fee