The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz M.D. & Marion Ross PhD.) have had the opportunity to take both a Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant and a Survival Skills course in the mountains of North Carolina with Richard Cleveland, the Founder of The Earth School. They were both wonderful! Now taking a walk in nature is a totally different experience and our awareness of plants, trees, rocks and every aspect of Mother Nature has been integrated at a new level.
During the past 17 years Richard has taught nature awareness and survival skills to thousands of people of all ages. He is an avid outdoorsman, fishing guide, writer, public speaker and a self-trained Naturalist. Some have called him “The Upstate’s Survivorman.” He teaches children as well as Navy Seals nature awareness and advanced self-reliance skills. Richard’s Vision for Earth School is to create an environment where people can learn, share and respect the many gifts of Nature to connect with their roots (Mother Earth) once again.
Re-Discovering Ourselves Through Nature – Reclaiming our True Heritage by Richard Cleveland
Having taught Survival skills for nearly 20 years, I still delight in watching people re-awaken as the learn their true connection with Nature and of course the Earth. Seeing someone creating their first “fire by friction,”or eating and enjoying newly discovered wild edibles is truly amazing. I feel blessed.
The very word “Survival” conjures up a wide variety of emotions from folks. Some think Survival skills are cool and others associate the word with eating bugs and experiencing a great deal of discomfort. The truth is not what most believe. Yes, learning Survival basics like shelter, water, fire and food can save your life…but the lessons are really much deeper than that. Survival is your birthright! Knowing how to take care of yourself is [Read more…] about Re-Discovering Ourselves Through Nature – Reclaiming our True Heritage