White Pine Wilderness Academy

White Pine Wilderness Academy

White Pine Wilderness Academy 841 W 53rd St Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

White Pine is a community founded on nature connection. Our mission is to redefine the human connection to ancestry, future generations, our place and ourselves. Our mentoring model utilizes free play, story telling, experiential refinement of complex skills, and wilderness immersion.


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Sat, Dec 15, 2018 12:00 PM - Sat, Dec 15, 2018 6:00 PM @ White Pine Wilderness Academy

– Create your own knife & sheath –

The most essential tool for wilderness survival, bushcraft, and self-defense is the knife.
The 4” stainless steel fixed-blade Mora knife is our favorite. The most natural and effective sheath is a high-grade tooling leather custom fitted to your knife.

Participants will complete their own knife & sheath. These knives are an essential companion for every naturalist & they make awesome gifts for the holidays.

What to expect:
1) Basic woodworking
2) Basic leatherworking
3) Collaborative workspace
4) Four to six hours of focused work
5) A beautifully finished piece of functional art that can be used for a lifetime
6) Ending with some social time & local homebrew from Ross Harding

Cost $100
All tools & materials provided.

Tags: Create your own knife & sheath, workshop, White Pine Wilderness Academy



Sat, Oct 27, 2018 1:00 PM - Sat, Oct 27, 2018 4:00 PM @ White Pine Wilderness Academy

An interactive workshop with Kristen Giesting, Michael Hood, & Ben Belty

Discover the ancient art of acorn processing; a practice which turns a common tree nut into the valuable, calorie dense food source once relied upon by innumerable prehistoric peoples. Regularly utilized in Korean cuisine, the humble acorn is having its own renaissance here in North America. We will demonstrate making acorn flour using a cold leaching process, which is required to render the nuts both edible and delicious. Participants will be empowered to harvest, process, and consume the abundant gift of the acorn during the next harvest season.

What you’ll learn:
– Why eat acorns
– Why process acorns
– Where to find acorns
– Which acorns to choose

What you’ll practice:
– How to process acorns
– How to store acorns
– How to cook with acorns
– Eating acorns

Tags: Harvesting Nuts, Acorns, Foraging, White Pine Wilderness Academy


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