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Harvesting wild rice.

September 22 - 30, 2018
Wild Rice Harvesting
with Thomas J. Elpel and friends | St. Maries, Idaho
Harvesting Wild Rice in Idaho.       Wild rice in the wild West? Wild rice harvesting is an age-old tradition in the Great Lakes region, where the Ojibwe call it "manoomin," meaning "the food that grows on water." in the 1940s, wild rice seed was introduced to the southern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho by duck hunters seeking to enhance waterfowl habitat. Wild rice grew abundantly, and is now found in many shallow lakes and marshes in the area. Join Tom Elpel and friends for an expedition to harvest a winter supply of this beautiful, delicious, and nutrient dense food!

      We will head out on canoes with knocking sticks, paddles, and poles, filling the beds of our water vessels with carpets of sustenance. After the haul, we continue with drying, parching, dancing (its required/cool to separate the chaff), and winnowing, until at last we have the grain itself. We'll harvest together in appreciation and focus to deepen our connection with our food, food sources, and the natural world. Come bearing firewood, canoes, paddles, and poles if possible for this camp. Along with camping gear, bring food and other items needed for outdoor living, plus cash for campground fees and other expenses. Please Note: Dates are subject to adjustment, depending on ripening of the rice crop.

      This event is a open to friends, family and Green University Immersion Students. Others wishing to participate, please send us a note to share a little about yourself, and what skills, knowledge, experience, or equipment you can contribute to the Circle.

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Roadmap to Reality: Consciousness, Worldviews, andthe Blossoming of Human Spirit
Roadmap
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Living Homes: Stone Masonry, Log, and Strawbale Construction
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Participating in Nature: Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills.
Participating
in Nature
Foraging the Mountain West: Gourmet Edible Plants, Mushrooms, and Meat.
Foraging the
Mountain West
Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
Botany
in a Day
Shanleya's Quest: A Botany Adventure for Kids
Shanleya's
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