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Buckeye Earth Skills Gathering

April 30, 2017 - May 16, 2017

Lake Concow, California.

$360 – $480, More Options at Their Web Site.
Join a collection of earth skills (also known as stone-age skills) experts and students in a week long hands-on teach-in. Some of the skills taught typically include: fire making, cordage, stone, bone & wood tools, buckskin, tracking, trapping, local flora & fauna, wild edibles, shelter building, basket weaving, nature awareness, pottery, local Native culture, musical instruments, stone-age weaponry, fiber/textile arts, herbal medicine, storytelling, flintknapping, earthen ovens, and felting. There are two separate events in 2017:
Beltaine: April 30 – May 6. A larger event with a wide array of attendees.
Pathways: May 10 – May 16. Smaller with more intensive and directed classes.
Typically there one or two teachers with some wild food and medicinal plant knowledge. Dr. Kallas teaches at this event about once every 5 years. He is NOT teaching there this year. The general location of the gathering is between Redding, California and Sacramento, California.
Go here to contact organizers.

Registration 2017

Registration will open on Saturday March 11th, 2017, at high noon, PST. The event fills fast so if you are not right on it, you may have to wait a year. They typically fill within an hour of registration opening. After that everyone goes on a waiting list. Here is the registration page.

What is Provided

A camping space, training, hands-on experiences, field trips, and some meals.

What to Bring

Everything you would need to primitively camp for a week. Anything you would need to record your learning and experiences. Additional money to pay for instructor fees, raw materials, etc.


April 30, 2017
May 16, 2017
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Buckeye Gatherings


Lake Concow Campground
12976 Concow Rd
Oroville, CA 95965 United States
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