Introduction to Wilderness Skills – October 11

NCM_0066The Trillium Center, a non-profit educational arts project, is hosting a wilderness program. The program is an introduction to basic wilderness arts including fire building, making cordage, building shelters, and a little herbal first aid.

Introduction to Wilderness Skills
Saturday, October 11
10 AM – 2 PM

Trillium Center
715 Furnace Rd.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Cost: adults $20, children FREE. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a sack lunch. Sign up by sending an email to

brook behind house 2The Trillium Center plans to hold more wilderness programs throughout the year. Next spring look for a basic wilderness first aid program that will include learning about how to use wild medicinal plants in first aid. Learn beyond-the-basics of fire-building skills, building shelters to stay protected in emergency situations, finding and purifying water, and finding wild foods along with avoiding toxic and poisonous plants. These programs hope to impart a lasting sense of confidence, awareness, and inner vision to allow students to survive and thrive under any circumstances.

The program will be taught by Charles Schiavone, Leah Wolfe, and Ian Hamilton. Charles Schiavone is a firefighter and paramedic in Conneaut. He facilitates the Alternative Building Technologies program at the Trillium Center and was the primary creator of the Seed House, the Trillium Center’s strawbale classroom and greenhouse. He will be teaching first aid, building shelters, and finding wild foods and water.

Leah Wolfe, MPH, is an herbalist and community health educator. She teaches herbalism at workshops throughout the country and co-founded the Trillium Center with Schiavone. She studied public health at Portland State University and has been studying herbs and food as medicine since 1992. She will help children learn first aid, how to find and purify water, and how to find edible and medicinal plants.

100_1841Ian Hamilton is an experienced survival skills and earth living instructor with a decade of training, and extensive full survival experience. He has a strong passion for youth mentoring and healing work, he uses his personal experience and a proven approach to survival skills to reconnect students with the natural world in and around them. He will help teach students about fire, shelters, and wild foods and medicines.

The Trillium Center will offer classes for adults and children throughout the year. It is located at BLD farm on Furnace Road in Conneaut, Ohio. To learn more about our programs, write to The Trillium Center is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas (, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Trillium Center must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.