Rewilding workshop at Leanganook: fire-by-friction, foraging, string making, bird language, basic land navigation and nature connection, 13th Nov Mt Alexander
Humanity is at a cross-road, for far too long we have forgotten our wild roots and our deep connection to the Earth. We have been taken on a wild ride, embedded in a system that has diminishes our precious life systems, our sacred home. However, in these important times, many of us can hear the wild calling us, a deep longing inside our bones and deep inside our hearts. Nature is calling us back, remembering the songs and dance of our ancestors, our light footprints upon her forever changing landscapes.
This journey will bring you deeper into the heart of our Wild Nature through the skills that our ancestors mastered long ago.
The timeline for the day will be:
10:00 am: Acknowledgement of Country and logistics .
10:30 am-12:30 pm: Wild Wondering: basic land navigation, deep nature connection activities, tracking, bird language, foraging, finding water and bush-tucker.
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch (B.Y.O), wild weed salad and damper tasting.
1.30-3:30 pm: string making with Emmanuelle and fire-by-friction with Leafy.
3.30-4:00 pm: Sharing circle.
Please make sure to bring our client sign up form available on our website Mirawara (on the top right corner click on contact). Please bring warm clothes, waterproof jacket, hat, sun-scream, plenty of water and your own lunch.
A little info on your mentors “Leafy is an experienced primitive skills and adventure instructor and founder of Leafy Adventures . He’s an educator on edible and medicinal plants and animal processing, as well as a qualified permaculture designer, through his other business Bush Permaculture. Leafy’s knowledge is based on the experience of a year living in the bush, as well as countless hours learning from and teaching to others. He teaches a variety of primitive skills such as bushcraft, foraging, tracking, shelter construction, making fire, and learning to read landscapes. His workshops focus on using traditional methods and individual creativity to connect with the primitive skills that are our birthright as human beings”
Emmanuelle Dubuc: Emmanuelle is originally from Canada and is very passionate about Indigenous Knowledge System and culture from back home. Her ancestry comes from “Les coureurs des bois” which were the first French to arrive in North America and lived in harmony with “Amerindians”, native people of Canada for 150 years. This history has strongly influenced the way she sees the world. She graduated from Latrobe University in 2014 with a degree in Environmental Education and has twenty years of outdoor education experience with her speciality in rock-climbing: multi pitch, top roping, abseiling and rope access work. Her studies at Latrobe University inspired her to start Mirawara Outdoor Experiences Inc. back in 2015. She holds Wilderness First Aid and Level one rigging certificate. Emma is currently undertaking formal climbing guide qualification with the ACIA. She was also a participant of Lurujarri trail (Western Australia) in 2012 and 2013 and has been a passionate advocate of Indigenous Land rights ever since.
If you have any queries, please contact Emmanuelle on 0437 172 786