~ The 9th Annual Buckeye Gathering, 2018 ~
Beltaine: April 29 ~ May 5
Pathways: May 8 ~ 14
There will be two weeks of Buckeye this year! The first, Beltaine, will be the same size and structure. The second, Pathways, will be much smaller and only a handful of intensive classes.
Native Youth Scholarships requests are accepted in February
Welcome to Buckeye! 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.
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!
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.
At Buckeye, you might find craft and skill oriented workshops such as: