A video of 2017 Buckeye made by our friends from Foraged Films.
Welcome to Buckeye!
There will again be two separate weeks of Buckeye this year! The first week is the same size and structure as the original Buckeye. The second week, Pathways, is much smaller with only a handful of intensive classes. You can sign up for one or the other or both!
The 9th Annual Buckeye Gathering, 2018
Buckeye Week is full, options still available for Pathways Week
Work Trade applications are now being accepted Go here to access the application.
Native Youth Scholarships requests are now being accepted. You may also donate to our Native Scholarship Fund by clicking on this button.
At one time it was simply called LIFE.
What we offer has not always been known as ‘Primitive Technology’, ‘Ancestral Arts’, ‘Wilderness Survival’ or ‘Earth Living Skills’. At one time it was simply LIFE. All of our histories share ancestors who crafted the rhythm of their seasons and generations with the pulse of the breathing planet, knowing where to look for wisdom and sustenance.
To learn from past generations how to thrive sustainably
We were inspired to begin this gathering by the longstanding contemporary community that has been rediscovering this legacy and innovating for decades before us. Buckeye exists in service to the wonderful complexity of simple living and the growing commitment to learn from past generations how to thrive sustainably for generations to come. We invite you to join us this coming Spring as we gather again to learn to integrate older ways, to begin to fathom what a village might be like for us today, and to see where inspiration takes us!
A Family Oriented All-inclusive Event
We encourage a family-oriented, all-ages event that emphasizes skills and materials indigenous to California, while welcoming talents from all over the map as well. Choose from a wide range of classes every day; enjoy the fire and activities together at night; share food, song & dance. The main fire is our camp central, with field and forest for camping in tipis, tents, vehicles, and under the stars.
Here is What You Will Learn!
At Buckeye, you might find craft and skill workshops such as:
plant fiber cordage
primitive first aid
Indigenous Land Management
Traditional Ecological Knowledge