I just received word from Eustace Conway and his team that they are looking for Culinary Interns, for the summer of 2018, at their wonderful Turtle Island Preserve!
This would no doubt be an unforgettable life experience!
You will walk away with so many new skills! I wish I could go, since this winter I will be learning how to cook on our wood cook stove!
Plus, the lucky chosen ones will get to interact with dairy goats, learn composting methods, forest foraging (I’m so jealous!) and MORE!
If you aren’t aware of Turtle Island Preserve I’d love to tell you just a bit about it. This organization is near and dear to my heart. When I was a kid I attended Camp Whitiock in the hills of Southern California. That experience always stuck with me and is one of the reasons I ended up wanting to homestead (here’s the other). A dream of mine is winning the lottery and opening a camp where folks could come and re-learn the authentic practices that kept our grandparents and great grandparents alive. Blacksmithing, tanning, cooking over a wood fire, treadle machine sewing, archery… all things that I love and now at 5 Dog Farm our family plans on learning. Sadly, the lottery isn’t coming through for me… guess it helps to buy a ticket LOL!
But what if you need instruction (like me!) or you don’t have land to try your hand at these art forms? That’s where Turtle Island Preserve comes in!
Their website explains this amazing place best:
“Turtle Island guides people through experiences with the natural world to enhance their appreciation and respect for life. We achieve this through a more comprehensive understanding of nature combined with the lessons of our elders and traditions.
Turtle Island Preserve is the “Brain Child” of Eustace Conway. He inherited the vision of earth stewardship and betterment of man from his maternal grandfathers’ legacy of Camp Sequoyah, founded in 1924. Turtle Island today, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education center, a continuation of this rich educational family heritage.
Turtle Island is here to serve as an interpretation and guide – a leading example and gentle coaxing partner to the modern people interested in finding enriching, satisfying, nurturing, meaningful and life guiding experiences with our ancestors graceful dance through life and history”.
When I learned of Turtle Island Preserve, from no other that Eustace Conway, I fell hard for this place. As I mentioned, the skills they are teaching strike a chord deep in my heart and, as time goes on, you will hear much more of this wonderful place and what they are doing through this blog. I feel honored to be able to share these types of posts with you and that Eustace and his team appreciate the 5 Dog Farm members enough to keep in contact with me ♥
Please share this post with anyone you think would enjoy this one of a kind opportunity and spread the word about Turtle Island Preserve!
Have you ever been to Turtle Island Preserve?