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Prin van Gulden is a homesteader and craftswoman passionate about exploring our connections to land and humanity through traditional crafts.  She believes the ecological relationships we maintain through this work are as essential as the skills we cultivate. 


Her practice is centered on the fiber arts, including basketry and textile weaving, spinning, felt making and natural dyeing. She enjoys gathering and growing plants for crafting, from flax, cotton, and various dye plants to broom corn and basketry willows.  Prin teaches the Fiber Arts curriculum at Sterling College as well as workshops in Vermont and New England.


Prin is teaching Felted Bags.


Penny Hewitt is passionate about revitalizing and sharing traditional skills, particularly in the forms of black ash and bark basketry. She enjoys teaching people how to transform natural materials from the surrounding forests into objects of beauty that are useful in everyday life. She is inspired by traditions of many cultures, and is grateful for the opportunities of connection that her craft cultivates. Her experience includes teaching workshops to all ages, as well as crafting for income, pleasure and to meet the needs of her homesteading life.


Penny is teaching Beginner's Basket.

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A habitual wanderer and weed eater, Lucian Avery lives with his family in Hardwick VT. He likes making things for everyday life, like baskets, bowls and chicken soup. Lucian spends his days blacksmithing, focusing on hand tools - mostly for the garden, woodshop and kitchen. IG 

Lucian is teaching Knife Hafting and Plant ID for Crafters.


Luke Boushee has worked as a mentor at Earthwalk Vermont since 2014 where he teaches youth, primitive and naturalist skills through out the year. He leads adult workshops in a variety of subjects including basswood rope making, flint and steel blacksmithing, hide tanning, etc. He lives in a homemade yurt in central Vermont and spends most of his time learning traditional crafts and harvesting and preparing wild foods. IG

Luke is teaching  Flint and Steels.


Erok "e-rok" Gillard is a local artist, activist, poet, uncle and lover of the wild. He enjoys printmaking, paper cutting, shadow puppetry and sharing artwork, especially through the mail. Erok hopes to someday be able to whistle like a cricket.


Erok is teaching Willow for kids and Block Printing, and t-shirt printing


Sean Miller lives in the bustling metropolis of Montpelier but is lucky enough to have a sloyd barn in his backyard. Passionate about making, building, and tinkering, his hands are usually busy. Carving has been his daily meditation for several years, with spoons taking center stage. He is a lover of trees- both standing and fallen to the forest floor. IG

Sean is teaching Spoon Carving.


In addition to teaching crafts and earth skills, Ross Doree is a long time educator who loves the collaborative experiences that arise from being outside with kids. He also enjoys making up stories (some good, some not so good) based on folk traditions and the intersection of suburban and wilderness living. He is currently the Youth Programs Director at Crow's Path in Burlington, VT.

Ross will be leading Stories and Games for kids.


Nick Neddo has been teaching wilderness living skills, tracking, drawing and nature awareness professionally since 2000, although he considers himself a perpetual student. He makes his art supplies from materials he gathers from the landscape, which is the topic of his books: The Organic Artist, and The Organic Artist for Kids.

Nick is a sixth generation Vermonter who has been making art since he could first pick up a crayon. He grew up exploring the wetlands, forests and fields of his bioregion and developed a profound curiosity, respect and love for the community of life around him.

As a youth Nick identified primary focuses that would become life-long pursuits: study of the natural world, Stone Age technology (popularly known as primitive skills) and creating art. Trusting the inherent value of these skills, he continues to embrace their pursuit with a ravenous appetite fueled by a genuine love of the living world and the creative process. He has traveled the country extensively, visiting the last great wildernesses, seeking traditional skills and experiencing the landscape’s majesty, which are common themes in his work.

Nick enjoys clean air, water, food and dirty hands.


Nick is teaching From Stones, to Pigments, to Paints. 

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Sarah Corrigan is an herbalist and ancestral skills practitioner who has a focus on ethnobotanical studies.  Informed by these land based arts, she finds they offer the rewards of self reliance through skill, responsibility and gratitude through growing and gathering, and the awe and wonder of things through the beauty of the natural world.  In effect, that this interaction can educate us to being more capable, responsible, and healthier human beings.  As a student and an educator, she remains passionate about continuous learning, and facilitating a student’s relationship to the natural world through supporting their own learning processes. IG


Sarah is teaching Twined Baskets.


Maggie Joseph is the Program Director at New Village Farm in Shelburne, Vermont. At NVF, she finds a lot of meaning working outside, caring for plants and animals, and hanging out with the youngsters. When not at the farm, Maggie's probably knitting, weaving, throwing clay, or maybe making soup. She enjoys walking around too.

Maggie is teaching Felting for Kids.


Scogin Zimmermann Mayo lives in a yurt outside Washburn, Wisconsin. He spends his time
harvesting wild food, canoeing upstream, playing in the woods, and encouraging kids to play with knives.
Scogin has been teaching willow basketry since 2004, after apprenticing at the Ancient Arts Center in
Western Oregon.

Scogin is teaching Willow Baskets.

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Born in Minnesota, André Souligny moved to Vermont in 1996 and was introduced to the green woodworking tradition at Goddard College. For 25 years André and his partner Heather have lived in Central Vermont, raising their daughters Marguerite, Cedar, and Ruby. By their graces, André continues to revel in green wood spoon and utensil making, always learning new things, and instructing and blogging on the topic at   

André is teaching Beginning Green Wood Carving. and Kid's Carving

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Eric Cannizzaro lives in Charlotte, Vermont where he makes Windsor and ladder back chairs. In
2015, he graduated from the Evergreen State College with a B.S. in Natural History. As a
student employee in the Evergreen woodshop, Eric discovered a passion for woodworking.
Since then, has accepted residencies at the Arbutus Folk School and Arrowmont School of Arts
and Crafts, and apprenticed with Curtis Buchanan, a Windsor chairmaker in East Tennessee.
Eric teaches chairmaking and other green woodworking classes in his home shop, and at
schools across the country. IG 

Eric is teaching Pitch Forks.


Coleen Butler lives among the maples and oaks in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. She is a hide tanner, hunter, and sewer. She works with the visceral cycles of life and death and is passionate about nose to tail eating, clothing making, returning bodies to ancestral health, living with the cycles and seasons of the earth, and generally being a wild human.


Coleen is teaching Brain Tanning Rabbit Hides.


Nelly Wolf is a professional weaver of Jewish ritual textiles. She lives off grid with her husband, three cats, and a whole lot of chickens. IG


Nelly is teaching Card Weaving.


Tim Swanson is the founder of Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival , a “traveling” nature connection and wilderness survival school for people of all ages. He holds a double Bachelor’s Degree in
Adventure Education Leadership and Adventure Therapy (Unity College). He is a Level 1 Certified Animal Tracker (CyberTracker) and a Wilderness First Responder (SOLO). He is passionate about educating our children/teens/adults about nutrition, natural awareness, equality, and hopes to spread his love of nature through the practice of wilderness survival.

Tim is teaching Gourd Canteens.


Betsy Kane lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where she and her husband homeschool their three children. She comes from a long line of quilters, craftsmen, and do-it-yourselfers. Committed to
practical, useful, everyday skills, Betsy seeks to encourage others to become adept in these oft forgotten traditional arts. Betsy will be teaching mending, since extending the life of textiles keeps them out of the landfill and allows us to opt out of the mindset of disposable culture. Betsy has taught art and philosophy at the high school level, and teaches workshops at ROOTS school. When not busy outdoors or at the spinning wheel, she masquerades as a librarian.

Betsy is teaching Mending.

Caleb Genereaux was born and raised in North-Eastern Vermont on a large farm full of wondrous places to explore.
As a homeschooler, wandering through the woods was just part of his daily education. This was a
trampoline of sorts that catapulted him into a lifelong obsession with having fun outside with his friends.
This obsession has led him to teach at the Roots school for the better part of a decade, to pursue outdoor
adventures all over the world and to study Natural Resources and Outdoor Education at UVM. As part of
his studies, Caleb attended an Outdoor Educator semester at NOLS, which pushed his understanding of
leadership and its importance in our lives to a new level. Caleb now works for Proctor Academy taking
teens across the Southwest for six months as a Mountain Classroom instructor. Caleb brings these myriad
experiences to his teaching style and combines it all into a wild ride of skills, curiosity, introspection and
B.S. Natural Resources-Outdoor Education concentration, University of Vermont, 2021

Caleb is teaching Tarps.


Ivy Pagliari began her live power journey when she was given a bull calf by the dairy farm she was working on and has never looked back.  She is interested in exploring all the different ways draft cattle are used, both modern and historic.  She and her animals have worked together in the woods, on the farm, at the fair, and recently, in show business.  She serves on the Draft Animal-Power Network board of directors.

Ivy is teaching Ox Felting.


Justin lives in Elmore and runs Back to the Earth Wilderness Programs, where he enjoys teaching
wilderness skills and nature connection to kids and adults of all ages. When he's not working he's wandering the woods, hunting, crafting, and enjoying time with friends and family.

Justin is teaching Folded Bark Baskets and Stone Pendants.

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Michael Low lives on a hilltop farmstead in the forest. He is a traditional builder who loves working with animals in the woods as well as traditional tools and techniques in his building work. 


His work focuses on using local wood in historical restoration and small traditional style cottages.


He enjoys making biochar, planting trees, and regenerating the forest through ‘worst-first logging’.

Michael is teaching Hand Hewing


Will (he/him) continues to ride the wave of joy and connection that has come with
learning various wood crafts. His main focus over the past two years has been making
woodenware and chairs.
Will primarily works as a youth mentor and loves it. He cares deeply about helping kids
tend to their relationships including their emotional and imaginal connections with the
place they live. He loves to play and collaborate with others to cultivate a sense of
belonging. He also is an apprentice to myth and storytelling.
He lives in Western Mass where he runs his own nature connection programs for kids as
well as co-manages a small herd of highland cattle.

Will is teaching Shrink Pots

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