Sept 22/23: Learn basic bushcraft

Carve a spoon from greenwood, weave a cattail basket, make fire. Includes a wood-fired pizza potluck, and whatever other projects we can fit in around the evening fire.

Myron Cretney is a regular teacher and inspiration at primitive skills gatherings throughout the west. In addition to cattail and all the other things he knows how to do, Myron is really good at teaching friction fire with a hand-drill — he’ll help us light fires, and maybe make traps to catch some of the gophers eating our garden.

Kiko Denzer has spent decades teaching various crafts to kids and adults. He will be teaching the essential knife and hatchet skills used for carving spoons and many other practical items, including demonstrating bowl-turning on a foot-powered lathe.

All in all, it will be a couple of days of skills camp, with time for stories, songs, and food.

  • $150 includes snacks and simple lunches; BYO food for allergies/special diets, and something for pizza potluck on Saturday nite (we supply (wheat) dough and basic sauce — you bring cheese/toppings/wheatfree dough/etc).
  • Camping is free;
  • Indoors is dorm-style for $10/nite (4 beds plus floor space (outside can be windy/chilly).
  • Or book a local B&B.

$75 to register; get a $20 discount if you pre-pay in full ($150 for the workshop). Paypal or check accepted. To register or ask questions, please get in touch through the contact page, or email

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