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Becky-Beyer-wineberriesAncestral Knowledge offers entry level and advanced programs in a wide range of program topics from; earth based living skills, nature awareness, primitive technology, and wilderness survival.  Ancestral Knowledge is the first organization in the DC Metro Area to offer educational programs in this field of expertise.

All of our programs intertwine two methods of teaching;  Experiential Education-“learning by doing” and Coyote Teaching-“guiding not giving”.

Ancestral Knowledge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is operated by a community of naturalists who specialize in native life skills and philosophies that support sustainable lifestyles.

“Learn from the past, live in the moment, create a new future”

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Are Those Mangos? No, its a Paw Paw!

pawpawPaw paw trees produce the largest native fruit in North America, and as you can see in the photo below they look sort of like small green mangoes. During this time of year the fruits are ripening, and the kids in our Homeschool Naturalist programs are loving them! In addition, paw paw trees bless us with bark that makes effective cordage and wood that is most useful in friction fire kits. Identification of edible and useful plants is one of many skills your kids could be learning with us here at Ancestral Knowledge! The next Homeschool Naturalist Program starts Oct. 31st, and sessions run for 6 weeks.

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