Archive for February, 2009




Whole Earth Homeschool Programs at Great Hollow Wilderness School 

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NATIVE HARVESTS: Identify & Study the Wild Plants & Mushrooms in Surrounding Environments

with Barrie Kavasch…….. Accomplished Author, Herbalist and Ethno-botanist, Artist, and Teacher

 based upon Barrie’s book: NATIVE HARVESTS: American Indian Wild Foods & Recipes
For children 9 to 14+, & accommodating for younger & older w/serious interests.
    Trek through the surrounding areas and learn about Great Hollow’s dynamic habitats. Learn to “read the landscapes” and track wild animals while learning more about the plants & wild mushrooms they are dependant upon for their seasonal diets. Create your own unique “naturalist’s notebook” filled with observations, field identification, personal research, & poetry & stories. Some days we will prepare a “wilderness tea” to share & talk about the virtues of wild plants & herbs in our own diets. Learn about “wilderness toothbrushes” & which ones are the most flavorful to use; learn about “wilderness first aid” & what plants can reduce a fever, calm headache, settle an upset stomach, clean a wound, & relieve nausea.

DATES B: Four consecutive Fridays in March
              March 6, 13, 20, 27
COST: $160.00   
TIME: 9 am – 12 pm
AGES: 8 -15

One day Wonders: (Single workshops)

Dream Catchers with Barrie Kavasch
Create your own traditional dream catcher from materials we identify and harvest on-site. Learn some of it’s rich history and lore, tribal significance, and learn how to weave the web of dreams!
DATE: February 26 (Thursday) 
TIME: 9-12
COST: $25.00/dream catcher, $15/each additional
AGES: 8 + parents welcome

Local Pizza! with Beth Meyer
Beth Meyer, Locavore, Nutritionist, and Great Hollow parent will show us how to make delicious cheese and  pizza from all local ingredients! Feel great about your cooking and have fun with friends. For kids and parents, too. 
DATE: March 31
TIME: 10 am – 1 pm
COST: $35 individual or $45/family, materials included
AGES: 7 +


Great Hollow Wilderness School ~ 225 Route 37 ~ New Fairfield, CT. 06812

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ARE YOU, or some one you know…..

~Passionate about Nature? 

~Concerned about caretaking our Earth?

~Great with kids?

~High energy, creative, motivated to make a difference?

~Knowledgeable about Nature and/or primitive skills and excited to provoke other’s curiosities?

~Passionate about education reform, or alternative education?

Looking for a place to integrate and apply your gifts? Come to Great Hollow!


Whole Earth Homeschool is hiring! Come and be a part of a unique and vibrant community of families and educators committed to Nature and to experiential learning. We offer nearly 900 acres of breathtaking land to learn from… replete with rivers, forest, field, bogs mountains, trails, abundant wildlife and rich biodiversity. 

Our team of staff members provide training, curriculum and leadership support, and supplemental development resources to help feed your passion and further your personal growth.

Harvest an incredible experience of reciprocity, challenge and endless fun.

Contact me (Ananda, coordinator) or print out an application and send it in. (please note that the forward does not address the Homeschool program, but rather the regular GH staff – the below forms are what we need.

The schedules are on the calendar linked above if you need dates. 

In Green ~ Ananda


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