MAY 31-JUNE 3: QUEER FOREST PRACTICE SKILLSHARE
Through hands on site-based work, we will create tangible habitat enhancements at fancyland. This is an opportunity to learn a ton and work hard. Practice skills, share knowledge, and create supportive camaraderie in a peer-to-peer sharing environment.
Each day will include a new topic of learning along with multiple hours of on-site forest management work
- Reading the history of land through multiple layers: county records, satellite, data, observation, spiritual/intuitive
- Fuels reduction: lop & scatter, manual thinning, chainsawing
- Fire & biochar
- Oak restoration
- Habitat typing delineation
- Plant guilds, food, animals
JUNE 7-9: SPRING WORK PARTY & SEAWEED HARVEST
Come harvest seaweed on the lowest low negative tide. Learn about tidal zones, identification, harvest and cleaning techniques, as well as bathing uses. Species include Porphyra (nori), Alaria (USA wakame), Lamanaria (kombu), Sea Lettuce, Fucus (bladderwrack), and more. We will also make various seaweed recipes. The coastal harvest spots are a 45 minute drive from Fancyland and low tide is at 10:25 am on Saturday.
Spring Work Party tasks involve gardening, forest management, small building projects, and fun times!
Sleeping accommodations are camping out, but there is one indoor space available. Please let us know if you would like to reserve it. We would like to prioritize those with accessibility needs.
Please RSVP a week in advance at the latest. and we will send more details
JULY: NEW CABIN FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION
Foundation work will be taking place over multiple weekends throughout the summer. Get in touch if you want to learn building skills in a chill, amateur-supportive, queer environment.
August 10-12: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER CAMPOUT
Come camp out and be dazzled by the night sky. Peak time is Monday night, Aug 12th heading into the morning of the 13th. But we should be able to see meteors on evenings leading up to that.