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2014


Feb 22 ,
2014

DOGBANE PRESERVE
Cordage Demo/Hands-on with Tamara Wilder
& Site Stewardship Outing with Landpaths

February 22, 2014
12:30-3:30pm

Santa Rosa, CA

Join us to learn about the important uses of Dogbane, as we explore and steward the Dogbane Preserve protected by your Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District.

We will begin our time together with a demonstration of how to make string from the Dogbane plant as Native Americans in California have done for centuries and learn why this cultural resource is being protected by the Open Space District. We will then learn how to harvest dogbane and will steward the land and help the dogbane plant spread by clearing away the blackberries encroaching on this stand

A Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District and LandPaths Series

Hands-on demonstrations; families welcome

FREE!
but please pre-register at the Landpaths' page

Directions can be found at the Landpaths' page

Hope to see you there:)

WHAT IF IT'S RAINING? THIS OUTING WILL PROCEED IN A LIGHT RAIN BUT MAY BE CANCELLED IN THE CASE OF SEVERE WEATHER. IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE CALL THE LANDPATHS OUTING LINE AFTER 10AM (707-524-9318)ON SATURDAY THE 22ND. IF THERE IS NO SPECIAL MESSAGE, THE OUTING IS A GO AS PLANNED.

Join us for a tour and stewardship project at the Open Space District's Dogbane Preserve
(just north of Santa Rosa).

On this outing, we will first learn how to make string from the Dogbane plant and learn why this cultural resource is being protected by the Open Space District.

During the last hour we will steward the land and help the dogbane plant spread by clearing away the blackberries encroaching on this stand.

Bring gloves and wear work clothes.


March 7,
2014

Physics & Chemistry Club Event
Mendocino College in Ukiah, CA

Friday, March 7th 5:30-6:30pm

Join Tamara Wilder, of Paleotechnics, in a
"The Science Behind Paleotechnologies" discussion
about how physics and chemistry have long been used & understood by our human ancestors and how ancient living skills such as firemaking, stringmaking & tanning skins helped form the roots of the tree of technology.
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Mendocino College Physics and Chemistry Club Event
at Mendocino College's Little Theater in Ukiah,
1000 Henesly Creek Rd.


May 17-18,
2014

MAKER FAIRE BAY AREA
San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA

Sat & Sun, May 17-18, 2014
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm

An event to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the do-it-yourself mind-set.

For six years now, makers from all over the San Francisco Bay Area have flocked to the San Mateo Event Center in the spring to show off their latest do-it-yourself creations. It's a county fair for clever techno-nerds.

The fair sprung from the quarterly magazine called "Make", whose pages are filled with do-it-yourself projects.

www.makerfaire.com for tickets & information

Soapstone & Pine Nut Beadmaking
with Tamara Wilder & friends
in the Homegrown Village

Learn basic stone and woodworking techniques through beadmaking, shaping and polishing stone, and grinding pine nuts with Tamara Wilder and friends.

Join us for a fun and interactive experience for kids and adults alike!

Drill a hole through a piece of soapstone using only a willow/bamboo "hand drill" spun between your hands.

Grind pine nuts into beads and make a necklace.


May 16-18,
2014

WOMEN'S HEALING CONFERENCE at Hidden Villa
Los Altos Hills, CA

Fri, Sat & Sun, May 16-18, 2014 (WEEKEND INTENSIVE)
or
Saturday May 17th, 2014 (DAY CONFERENCE)

Connect with an amazing community of women healers, educators, farmers, ceremonialists, artists, musicians and dancers, to share, learn, explore, expand, and rejuvenate. Celebrate what it is to be a woman. Together we awaken our innate wisdom and inspire each other to heal and blossom in safe and nurturing ways.

womenshealingconference.com for tickets & information

Ancient Living Skills and Ancestral Earth Connection
with Tamara Wilder (on Saturday, May 17th)

The skills needed to make basic cutting edges, fire & string represent the foundation of human existence. These "roots" of the "tree" of "technology", and the myriad of other ancient living skills that have grown out of them, provide the interface through which our paleo ancestors long thrived in relationship and balance with the natural world. By exploring this knowledge which was once held by all people, we can catch glimpses of what this might have been like and begin to rediscover our own natural "place" on earth.


July,
2014

OREGON COUNTRY FAIR
July, 2014
Veneta, OR
Sales booth and myriad of demonstrations

Archaeology Park group demonstration of many different living skills.

Ongoing activities.
Ark Park is located at the top of the 8, near the Daredevil Stage

www.oregoncountryfair.org


July 19,
2014

33rd Annual BIG TIME FESTIVAL
Kule Loklo
in Pt Reyes National Seashore, CA

Saturday July 19, 2014
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of music and dancing, basket weaving and shell bead making.

Free admission.

Traditional California Indian crafts for sale.
Children’s activities throughout the day.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day!

Sponsored by:
The National Park Service www.nps.gov/pore &
The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM). www.mapom.org

click here to download flyer

based on photo by Gordon Bainbridge


July 19,
2014

RIVERTOWN REVIVAL
"The Greatest Slough on Earth"
The David Yearsley River Heritage Center
in Petaluma, CA

Saturday July 19, 2014

Making meritime merriment and honoring the Petaluma Community and the River that hugs it.

www.rivertownrevival.com for tickets & information


July 25-27
2014

NOT-SO-SIMPLE LIVING FAIR
July 25-27, 2014
at Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, CA

The Not-So-Simple Living Fair, a weekend of hands-on workshops and demonstrations celebrating rural living and homesteading skills, will be held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville.

website http://www.notsosimple.info/

PALEOTECHNICS Sales Booth & Beadmaking Activity

  • Drill soapstone beads with willow/bamboo drills and polish them with horsetail plant.
  • Grind and hollow pine nuts for beads.
  • String it all up and walk away with a necklace!

Workshops and ongoing demonstrations will be offered all day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening there will be a Local Food Potluck dinner (please bring food to share and your own plate, cup and utensils to eat with). Music and dancing will round out and energize the evening.

Displays and demonstrations, the Conversation Café, Tool Show and Tell, and Marketplace will be on-going throughout the weekend. Participants will have the opportunity to share skills and ideas.

Admission is $20.00/day or $30.00/weekend, plus additional fee for camping. Youth are free. No dogs are allowed on the Fairgrounds.

For more information or to volunteer to help at the Fair, email info@notsosimple.info or call (707) 684-0028.

Not-So-Simple Living page on Facebook

Click here to see Linda MacElwee's wonderful photodocumentation of the 2011 Not-So-Simple Fair.

photo by Linda MacElwee


July 24 - August 10, 2014

SONOMA COUNTY FAIR
"
Greentivities" - Garden Building

July 24 - August 10, 2014
*noon to 5pm Tues-Thurs
*noon to 6pm Fri, Sat & Sun
closed Mondays

Greentivities will include
hands-on beadmaking activities with Paleotechnics

*(days & times we will be there).
Actual fair dates are longer.

Greentivities will host more than 3800 square feet of exhibits which include ‘The House of Pressure’, the ‘Energy Bike’, hands-on Paleotechnic bead and cord making, and worm composting, as well as other green and inventive surprises. In addition, there will be a speaker series with topics ranging from local farming lore to water conservation tips, all playfully educational. The fun happens each day of Fair in the Garden Building from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

• Gates open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Carnival open daily 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
• Exhibit buildings open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
• 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

info at http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/sustainable-sonoma.php


September 2014

NATURAL FIBER FAIR
September 2014
Arcata Community Center, Arcata, CA
for info contact: fiberfair@yahoo.com
PO Box 158 Alderpoint, CA 95511

Highly recommended event

Tamara will have a sales booth & cordage fiber display table.

1 hour Plant Fiber Discussion (time to be announced)


September
2014

CALIFORNIA WOOL & FIBER FESTIVAL
Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show

Fri through Sun, September, 2014
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building
in Boonville, CA
For general info www.fiberfestival.com

Tamara will have a sales booth & cordage fiber display table.


December,
2014

GODDESS CRAFTS FAIRE
20th Annual
Sebastopol Community Center
390 Morris St. Sebastopol, CA

December, 2014

Tamara will have a sales booth.

Hand-made Crafts - Dance - Music - Yummy Food
The Goddess Crafts Faire is a beautiful community celebration of the coming of winter through art, music and dance.

Don’t miss this exquisite collection of handmade gifts by local & regional women!

Suggested Donation: $5 - $13 (kids free)

sponsored by Triple Goddess Productions
www.goddesscraftsfaire.com


PALEOTECHNICS
PO Box 876 Boonville, CA 95415
707-391-8683

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