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Jason Knight
Co-founder of Alderleaf -
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Alderleaf Blog Has Moved!
Thanks for following us on this page. We're now blogging on our main site, here:

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April eNews - Open House, Bamboo Propagation, and Upcoming Courses
In this issue... 1.) Open House at Alderleaf Wilderness College! Join us to find out more about the curriculum offered at Alderleaf Wilderness College on May 29th... 2.) Feature Article: Bamboo Propagation Bamboo is one of the most useful plants in the worl...

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The Monkey Puzzle Tree
(New permaculture article on the Alderleaf website!) By Chris Byrd Monkey
puzzle trees are becoming an increasing part of the suburban landscape
in the Pacific Northwest. People often plant these South American
natives for their unique appearance and abi...

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Reptile & Amphibian Tracking and More!
Learn about our new Reptile & Amphibian Tracking Course with field guide author, Filip Tkaczyk; and other recent news:

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Field Guide and Book Project Connections!
Learn about some of the amazing field guides and book projects that various guest teachers and Alderleaf staff have been involved with!

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Alderleaf's May 2015 eNewsletter
See recent highlights from the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program, read about the Pros & Cons of Survival Fire Starters, and learn about Upcoming Courses:

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New Slideshow! Creating the Alderleaf Campus
Before and after photos showing how we transformed an average rural property into the Alderleaf Campus using a permaculture approach!

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New Article: Primitive Fire-Making Tips for the Pacific Northwest
by Gabe Garms They say that if you can succeed with a bow drill fire in the
winter months in the Pacific Northwest, then you can succeed at it
almost anywhere else in the world. Winters here are extremely wet,
making finding and prepping material for a f...

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Become a Wildlife Tracker!
Space is available in our upcoming Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship which begins Sept 13th: .  Here's what one of last year's students had to say about it:  " Being a part of Alderleaf's...

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Survival Shows: Entertainment vs Reality
By Gabe Garms I’m happy that wilderness survival is getting more and more attention in
the media. However, I’ve noticed that there is
a  discrepancy between how a survival situation is being
portrayed by television survival shows and how a real survival ...
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