Maine Primitive Skills School


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Wilderness survival experts teach students how to identify and tend wild plants, or survive in the wild during an overnight course

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Choose from Four Options

  • $49 for a one-day Wild Food Garden Workshop on April 26 ($100 value)
  • $49 for a one-day Wild Food Garden Workshop on May 3 ($100 value)
  • $135 for an overnight Earth Living Series 1: Wilderness Awareness and Intro to Survival course on May 17–18 ($280 value)
  • $135 for an overnight Wild Food Garden Workshop on Apr 26–27) ($280 value)

The Wild Food Garden Workshop teaches students how to identify wild, nutrient-rich plants. In addition to proper care and maintenance, students will also learn how to use these plants for medicine and compost. Then they'll return home with roots to transplant into their own gardens. This workshop runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, and students should arrive 30 minutes early. Students can also opt for an overnight Wild Food Garden Workshop that runs from runs from 9 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday.

During the Earth Living Series 1 course, students will stay overnight to learn and practices wilderness skills such as navigation and finding resources that will increase both comfort and chances of survival. This course runs from 9 a.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday, and students should arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Click to view a list of what to bring for the workshops and overnight courses, as well as the class calendar.

Maine Primitive Skills School

Established: 1989
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Pro Tip: Dress for the weather, as we will be outside most of the time.
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All ages

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    716 Church Hill Rd

    Augusta, ME 04330


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