Wild literacy happens when we get to know a place and become a part of it.
Planting seeds of wild literacy.
Wild Literacy Workshops
Workshops are held online with time together and time to step outside and learn to read your patch of earth. Class sizes are kept small to allow ample opportunity to dig into each person's unique place. Workshops are geared toward adults unless noted otherwise.
Restorative Tree Walks (In-Person)
Whether walking through a forest, sitting under a tree, or planting an acorn, the restorative power of being in nature, especially among trees, is noticeable.
Find your dream tree match! Craft your tree dating profile and get guidance on choosing the right tree for the right place.
Oregon white oak provides food and shelter for over 200 wildlife species, including insects, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
Why take an environmentally literate approach?
Reading nature is not just a skill, but an approach that balances different ways of knowing. Water, soil and air pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss are all symptoms that our collective approach to nature is not working. What if we could shift an internalized worldview of human separation, supremacy and extraction to a culture of connection, cooperation and reciprocity with nature? Indigenous cultures worldwide are familiar with this approach. Different ways of knowing include indigenous knowledge of a place from time immemorial, ecological science, and your own wild intuition.
We need to shift away from a detached, exploitive relationship with nature toward one that is close, protective, and regenerative. – Dr. Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree