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. 

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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Thank you for registering for the Tracks and Roots Women's Retreat in Montpelier, VA! Do you have any health concerns I need to be aware of prior to the course? Do you have any dietary restrictions? Set up begins at 4 p.m. on Friday June 23 - 25, 2023 and we'll gather at 7 p.m. for introductions. The address is 16060 Saint Peter’s Church Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Please bring the following: - One ingredient for stone soup, which will make together for one meal. - Bring non-perishable food and easy to eat raw fruits and veggies for the weekend for yourself. We'll also be preparing a meal together on Saturday with food we can forage as part of the meal. - A notebook for journaling - Durable clothing, a tent, a sleeping bag, etc. - A camping chair - Toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. - Tent, sleeping bag, etc. - A reusable water bottle and fork, knife, spoon, plate or bowl. - Any other essentials you need. There is an indoor half bathroom and full bathroom upstairs that we can share and an indoor space in case the weather is poor. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks! Alison Alison Meehan Tracks and Roots Founder tracksandroots@gmail.com https://tracksandroots.com/

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