There is a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, ancient skills, and visionary wisdom.   At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalog of the imagination, an oral and written language composed of the memories of countless elders and healers, warriors, farmers, fishermen, midwives, poets and saints.  In short, the artistic, intellectual and spiritual expression of the full complexity and diversity of the human experience.  Quelling this flame, this spreading inferno, and rediscovering a new appreciation of the human spirit as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our times.

~ Wade Davis


Our 2nd round of ticket sales for 2023 is sold out.

Don’t miss our new sliding scale info…


Buckeye 2023 Prices

Adults: $475 ~ 825
Seniors: $350 ~ 600
Youth 13-16: $325 ~ 625
Youth 9-12: $275 ~ 500
Child 2-8: $100 ~ 350
Infants: free


Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Reparations tickets

We offer this to support redistribution of access to experiences that often not available to BIPoC folks within racialized capitalism. This offering is rooted in love, liberation, and ancestral unity; please click here to read more (everyone!). These tickets will also remain available after registration fills up. You can also donate to our Reparations Fund by clicking on this button! Prices are sliding scale, free to $675.

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How to Register: Sliding Scale

We have done our best in recent years to keep the price of Buckeye accessible, despite the growing student demand that would allow us to raise prices.  So we offer a sliding scale!  What you pay is up to you, but if you can afford to pay more (five days of classes from an amazing field of teachers, plus healthy meals!), this is your chance to contribute to the long-term vision of a growing ancestral skills movement.  Below is a guide to support finding your place on the scale. Thanks, everyone!



Stretched Tuition (consider tiers 1 and 2)

For those who need to pay less than the cost of operating Buckeye. For example, you are:

  • Low-income and/or at poverty level, especially single parents
  • Eligible for public assistance
  • A renter and not of the property-owning class
  • Have medical expenses causing inability to meet basic needs
  • Are out of work and struggling to meet basic needs

Resourced Tuition (consider tiers 2 to 4)

Reflects the actual break-even cost of organizing Buckeye

Flourishing Tuition (consider tiers 5 and additional reparations fund support)

For those who can help support the costs of running Buckeye, people paying stretched tuition, and reparations for increasing access for our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community. For example, you:

  • Own a home, land, and/or are of the property-owning class
  • Have investments, retirement accounts, and/or inherited money
  • Have access to family money and resources in times of need
  • Have disposable income to travel recreationally
  • Are unemployed or work part time by choice
  • Have a relatively high degree of social capital and/or earning power due to racial privilege, class privilege, gender privilege, level of education, able-bodyism, etc.

*Please note that the registration page will offer you 5-6 tiers on the sliding scale. We recognize that financial stability is a relative spectrum and we ask that you pay the tier that is most reflective of where you feel you fit on our sliding scale.*


There Are Three Ways to Pay

You can pay by check / money order (our preference; it saves both of us money!). You can alternatively pay by Paypal, or by credit card (choose Paypal when registering). If you choose to pay offline (check or money order), please write down the amount owed, the address, and send your payment ASAP.  Postmark your payment within one week – 7 days! – of registering in order to keep your registration.  Contact us at if you wish to deliver cash to Sonoma County.

Please Register All Youths!  

We do not have space for folks to arrive with unregistered kids.  Please register no more than 3 youths per one adult.

After you Register

Once your payment is received, you will receive a link to your registration packet.  All the details are in there. After registration, you should receive a receipt by email; this is your confirmation that we know you are coming.

What is Included

Registration includes breakfast and dinner from Sunday night to Saturday morning, 5 days full of workshops, camping, and activities throughout the week.  There are vegetarian and gluten free options.  Individual instructors may have additional materials fees for classes, from a few bucks to 100 bucks (like bowmaking, shoemaking).

We ask you to join us for opening and closing ceremonies and be prepared to stay for the whole week (though it’s ok to come and go as needed).  Like Backtracks events, the class schedule for Buckeye Week will not be available until you arrive. Pathways classes will be posted beforehand since you have to pick your class when registering. Check out our Welcome page or here for a list of past year’s classes to help you get a sense of what to expect. Only so many of us can fit each year; we fill up.  By purchasing tickets to Buckeye, you enroll as a member in our annual event.

Refund Policy

We offer refunds and ticket transfers, minus a $40 non-refundable processing fee. Refunds are available until April 1st, and only under certain circumstances after that.

Contact us at for questions, refunds and transfers.

Tickets are sold out.

If you didn’t get a ticket this year, we’ll hope to see you next year.