Edible Plants - April 1 

The world around us is full of an incredible bounty of edible wild plants that are even more packed with nutrients then most domesticated crops. Plus, many of them are not just nutritious but really tasty too! It is only in our very recent history that human beings have largely stopped harvesting wild plants. This class will teach you all of the things you need to know to start your wildcrafting journey, including some common local edibles, wild plant harvesting and preparation, and recommended resources that will help you to continue your learning journey.


Upcoming Adult Classes 

With Texas' Premier Outdoor, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School

Wilderness Survival 101 - March 25-26

Flint Knapping - April 1

Edible Plants - April 1

Medicinal Plants  - April 2

Flint Knapping - April 2

Wildlife Track and Sign SPECIALIST Certification  - April 8-9

Knife Making - April 21-23

Arrow Making - April 22-23

Map Reading and Natural Navigation - May 20-21

Wildlife Trapping - May 21

Wildlife Track and Sign Certification  - May 27-28

Wilderness Survival 101 - August 26-27

Wildlife Tracking Intensive begins - September 30

Survival Skills Intensive begins - Oct 7

…Other adults classes and the full 2017 schedule

Upcoming Youth Classes

Fire! - March 26

Forts and Fairy Houses - April 9

Egg Hunt and Nature Fun! - April 15

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - April 22

Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - May 6 

Primitive Projectiles - May 20

Tracking Detectives May 21

Summer Camps June-August

Weekly Nature School begins - September 13-15

Advanced Monthly Program begins - October 7

Monday Monthly Program begins - October 9

Teen Wilderness Adventure begins - October 14

Saturday Monthly Program begins - October 21

Other youth classes and the 2017 schedule

I have attended courses at ENWS for 4 years.  To call the classes "impactful" is a severe understatement.  They have been perspective altering.  To quote Thomas Henry Huxley:
"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around."
Earth Native's classes are mostly outdoors, always interesting, and a great way to change your perspective.  As for me, it has granted me a catalogue (to reference the quote) that now permeates the way I perceive the natural world.  Instead of a city-boy with zero confidence in the wilderness, I now feel competent to the level of comfort in being part of nature.
I owe a lot to ENWS and will never be able to repay the debt. - JB

Earth Native offers fantastic classes for both children and adults--whether you haven't played outside since you were little or if you spend every weekend hiking, Earth Native has some sort of class that would suit you.  Personally I've done everything from short plant walks and bird watching classes to 9-month survival and tracking intensives.  The campus in Bastrop is a good balance between developed (adequate parking and flush toilets) and wild (a river otter has been spotted in the creek and I hear owls and coyotes every time I camp out there).  The staff is kind, knowledgeable, and always working on improving their own skills.
Bottom line: Highly recommended for kids and adults who want to discover their wild side. - AK

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