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Feedback from a recent home education day

“We had a great time, the kids did not want to leave. Next time we will do both the morning and afternoon program” “My child loved it, We have been to this place many times and also on bush tucker walks but this was perfectly paced and entertaining for the kids. No pressure on the […]

Wild By Nature Village Camp, Dungog 17-21 Jan 2018

A camp for everyone of all ages. Come and experience living in a village and learning earth skills. Nature play, connection activities and bush skills for the kids each day. Workshops for adults. Communal dinners each night (provided). Family friendly event.

Upcoming Programs

In the new year we will be setting our program for 2016. Now is your chance to contact us and propose dates or courses that you might like to attend at a time that suits you!

Bush Food Weekend:

Learn how to identify, collect and cook with native foods

Knife Making Weekend Workshops

Learn to make a bush knife just like these yourself, making a blade out of scrap metal and a handle from native timber (all materials provided)

Wild 101: Introductory Bush Skills (Dungog area) 11-13 May 2018

A weekend-long introductory course for ages 10 -105 which provides a detailed, hands-on experience with fire by friction, shelter, rope making, weaving, bush food, barefoot walking, nature immersion and bird language.

Spear Making Workshop

Increase your survival skills! Make and learn to throw a hand-made spear in a bushland setting in Monkerai, between Dungog and Gloucester, NSW

Weaving workshop 8 April 2018: Dungog

Learn the fundamental basics of natural weaving. You will collect local plants, learn how to process them into different weaving materials and then learn how to weave them into a basket, mat, or artwork. Your instructors have been taught traditional Australian weaving by women from Arnhem Land.

Nikki Brown

Bushwalking with her Grandfather sparked Nikki’s interest in nature.  Later, after scouting and mountaineering, Nikki discovered bush survival skills. She has since studied with many wilderness educators including Jon Young, Nature Philosophy Australia, Wilderness Awareness School and Deep Ecology with Joanna Macey. Nikki spent 2010 living in the bush, employing all of her bush survival skills.

Sam New

Passionate about living simply, Sam has learnt and researched bush skills since he was a lad. A perfectionist and a bush scientist, Sam researches, tests and experiments to find the best ways of doing things. Sam’s knowledge is deep and combined with his  humor and fantastic storytelling ability, there’s never a dull moment.

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