“Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning, gives attention to experiential learning, and places significance on relationships and primary human values within the learning environment.”Wikipedia
Since 2018, we have welcomed people to the farm who are curious about off-grid living, unplugging from mainstream western culture, and being in relationship with the Wild community. For us, it has been, and continues to be, the adventure of a lifetime; a process of continued learning and growth. Our Vision of this place is about sharing knowledge and connecting with others in the hope that we will find new ways to be in relationship with our food and the Wild community that supports all life.
Our programs offer a variety of ways to become involved in the holistic learning process. Through hands-on learning, group discussion, research, selected readings, and other interactive activities, we explore the following areas of study and practices here at Twisted Roots Farm:
- Permaculture Methodology / No-Till Farming / Intentional Rotational Grazing
- Market Gardening
- Animal Husbandry
- On-site Animal Harvesting
- Farm Management / Regenerative Agriculture
- Small Scale Milling / Ecological Forestry
- Wilderness Awareness / Bushcraft / Primitive Skills
- Nature – Human – Soul Connection
- Way of Council
- Off-grid Living / Homesteading
- Cooking Local Whole Foods in Season
- Conventional and Natural Building Practices
This place, this land, this forest, this farm have changed the lives of many who have come here to volunteer, to learn and to reconnect with the more than human world.
Join us this summer or beyond to help us and this wild forest realize the potential that exists here. These are unique ways to spend time away from city centers, to unplug from media to reconnect with the wild world and be in a deep relationship with our food.
Holistic Learning Opportunities
Volunteer Immersion Program: We have been members of WWOOF since 2018, and have hosted many people over the years. We have broken down our volunteer program into 1 and 2 week immersions. From our experience, we find that this time gives an overview of the land, the farm, and the forest in all that they have to offer. You will be connected to the food that is grown here while being surrounded by the forest that offers mysterious reflections, and at the end of the day, you are in a community of others, wild and human, that support you in unexpected ways.
In exchange for your time, energy, and hard work we, offer meals, accommodation, experiential learning, outdoor education, community building, and nature-based mentoring.
Farm Apprenticeship Program: Twisted Roots Farm is putting a call out for designers, creators, architects, artists, crafters, farmers, builders, gardeners, forest dwellers, wild foragers, bush-crafters, and innovative thinkers to participate and co-create an Artisan Collective through a summer farming apprenticeship.
School of Wyld Roots: The School of Wyld Roots is a year long immersion into the life of farming, nature based dialogue, land stewardship and self discovery. Follow the seasonal cycle of this hands-on learning journey, where we are co creating the foundational future of a Holistic Learning Cooperative here at Twisted Roots Farm.
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