Buckeye 2020 is cancelled due to coronavirus. We hope to see you in 2021; if you already registered, you should have received an email from us about refunds. As great shifts are afoot, may we all take part in healthy systems change, locally to globally. Blessings!


~ Ancestral Skills ~

Once again, we will be inviting a host of teachers to offer skills and awareness ranging from basketweaving and hide tanning to herbalism and fire making.  Besides starting back up smaller, our recent Serotiny year has led us to choose to dedicate more time during the gathering to our reciprocal relationship with the land.  We are excited to add this flavor to our traditional week!


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.  In all of our histories are ancestors who crafted by the rhythm of the seasons and generations.


We were inspired to begin this gathering by the longstanding contemporary community that has been rediscovering this legacy and innovating for decades before us. 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.

At Buckeye, you might find craft and skill workshops such as:

friction fire

plant fiber cordage

stone, bone & wood tools

basket weaving




Our Location

Our Visionvision

A video of 2017 Buckeye made by our friends

from Foraged Films.

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