Self Sufficiency • Emergency Preparedness • Alternative Energy • Off Grid Skills • Food Preservation
Community Resilience • Preparing to Serve
From the teachings of the Elders to the evidence gleaned from modern science, we believe that disruptions to our infrastructure and way of life from natural or manmade disasters are overdue. A paradigm shift is in process. We want to be ready, and we want our children to be ready. We believe it is important to be prepared, not just to survive, but to serve and help others to live.
Workshop Series: “Preparedness Equals Resilience”.
10 am to 4 pm Sunday Dec. 3, 2017
Held at: Trauma Healing Project Classroom 2222 Coburg Rd # 300, Eugene, OR 97401
10am to 12pm Woods Wise: Safety for Wildcrafters — Heron Brae
Have you ever been scared to venture off-trail because you worried you might get lost in the woods? Maybe you actually have gotten turned around but managed to get back to a known area by guesswork or chance. Maybe you have had a serious scare with getting lost, or know someone who has.
Being “woods wise” means knowing your landscape and using your awareness to get around and take care of yourself in an unknown situation in the woods. The skills of staying alive in the field are sometimes assumed to be common sense, but most of us don’t know the basic steps to keep ourselves safe in dire situations. In this workshop we will discuss the practical applications of orienting to your location, navigation without map and compass, gear and tools to be prepared, and how to seek shelter if you do have to face spending a night in the woods.
Heron Brae is an Oregon-born botanist, folk herbalist, and rewilder. She has studied the magic, art, and science of wild plants and landscapes since 1997, and holds a BS in botany and ecology from the Evergreen State College. She teaches programs in botany, herbalism, wildcrafting, and wild food tending at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies in Eugene.
Early on, she studied awareness and navigation at the Wilderness Awareness School, and has since traveled and lived for five years as a wild tender on undeveloped land. As a teacher of field classes at the Columbines School, she has trained many students in forest awareness and navigation.
12pm to 1pm Lunch – To keep cost low a simple lunch of vegetarian soup,salad, and cornbread is offered. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own lunch.
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Pre Registration for the conference and post conference
See our Growing Resilience projects
Much of the educational offerings or support in terms growing food, achieving self reliance, and developing off-grid skills are important in emergency situations.
Although not affiliated with Zaniyan, we encourage everyone to take this free training that is available all over the US. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. It is part of the FEMA programs.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program
Participants in this program will learn about disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their environment and receive training in basic disaster response skills, which include fire safety, light-duty search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Upon completion of their classroom training and exercises, CERT members will be able to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace after an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community as well as support emergency response agencies.