Women’s Foraging and Nature Retreat – June 23 – 25, 2023


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Relax, recharge, and make lasting friends at this women’s retreat! Do you ever wish you could be a kid again and just go to summer camp? Well, look no further! Camp out overnight at a convenient location in Montpelier, Virginia about 30 minutes from Richmond You’ll have the chance to slow down, have fun, learn new skills, and connect with nature and each other in this two night retreat. Here are a few of the topics we’ll be covering as well
  • Bird Language
  • How to Move Silently through the Woods
  • How to Find and See Wild Animals Up Close
  • Fire Starting
  • Cooking over a Fire
  • Foraging
  • Sit Spot
  • Evening Drum Stalk
  • Storytelling
  • Animal Tracking
  • Nature Poetry
Time: June 23 – 25, 2023, overnight camping. Location: Montpelier, Virginia about 30 minutes from Richmond with a few hundred acres of woods behind us and streams. Details: You’ll have access to a regular bathroom and running water from the house and a cooler to store any food you bring. If the weather is inclement, we also can go indoors or under a tarp. Instructors: Alison Meehan Cost: $350 total, non-refundable down deposit to reseve your spot $50. (Pay $50 now and the remaining $300 later).   Alison is the Founder of Tracks and Roots. She has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech and has been an avid naturalist, wilderness survivalist, and tracker for 20 years. She is passionate about all things nature and especially bringing people of all ages and backgrounds closer to their ancestry, themselves, and the natural world. She has attended Coyote Tracks, The Tracker School, the Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group, the Firefly Gathering, the Earth Connection School, the Wilderness Awareness School, the Living Earth School as well as attended a few dozen wildlife college courses and ran a college club, the Nature Awareness and Tracking Stuff club. Most of her knowledge of nature awareness and survival has been passed down directly to her from two mentors, Mike Blackwell and Bill Sydor, who took her under their wing as a young adult. To dive deeper into the world of herbal healing, she is also a student of the Chestnut School of Herbal Remedies, a world-renowned herbal medicine school, and has attended in-person classes by its founder, Juliet Blanketspoort. She lives with her husband and three kids in Short Pump, Virginia and loves getting them outside year-round, in all weather conditions.



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