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Wild Harvest School

Self-Sufficiency Day York City

Self-Sufficiency Day York City

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Welcome to our new Self-Sufficiency Day full of talks and practical workshops to help you upskill to downshift...

Whether you want to future-proof your family against shortages or learn some skills to help you lead The Good Life, there are many reasons to become more Self-Sufficient. 

Join Wild Harvest School  this Autumn as we start a tour of cities; bringing traditional rural 'make, grow and forage' skills to urban centres. 

Come for a day of talks and supporting workshops that will include...

  • Permaculture - Growing Sustainably
  • How to make Light 
  • How To Make Natural Toiletries
  • Wild Medicines
  • Wild Food Foraging
  • Growing/Harvesting/Preparing Willow for Fuel and Weaving

Practical sessions will include five or six from...*

  • Making a base plan of your growing space, whether you have a balcony or an acre garden together we will make it more efficient.
  • Rag Rugging - make a sample square so you know how to do it again at home and turn all your old clothes into cosy rugs.
  • Toothpaste Making
  • Soap Making
  • Beeswax Candle making to accompany the talk about alternative fuels and wicks that can be used to create light.
  • Have a go at a communal fence or basket.
  • Butter Making
  • Short foraging walk at the end of the day to show how even in a city there are free wild greens to be had. 

Who are we?

Wild Harvest School have been teaching self-sufficiency skills for nearly twenty years as one of the longest serving schools in the UK.  We have taught on Escape to the Country, Countryfile, for Country Living Magazine, been in Landlove, Crafts Beautiful, and regularly featured in the Yorkshire Post rural life pages.

Based from two tipi site sustainable living venues in the rural outskirts of York the school began with founder Di, a mother of three and teacher living off grid on the moors, living from what was around them.

We are fully insured and a Good To Go covid secure business.


17—21 Piccadilly

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Date and Time

Sunday 25th Sept 2022

11.30am - 6pm

Just Thirty Tickets Available So Get Yours Soon!

* Availabilty of Sessions Depends on Availability of Resources at the Time and May Differ from Those Listed but Will Always be Aimed at Increasing Self-Sufficiency

PLEASE NOTE:  This is an 'Adult Education Type Full Day Course' with several sit down talks as well as hands-on workshops.  As such it is not an ideal event for lots of small children.  We can take private family bookings for other activities if you want to email in to



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