Saturday, 28 November 2015

This fall, the Redpath Museum received funding from the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund for Survival Sundays. The goal of this project is to enable undergrads to explore and share skills needed for self-sufficient living while discussing the philosophy of sustainability and fostering a connection to nature. In September we foraged for wild foods around campus and in October we explored how to transform our harvest so it would last through the winter. In November, we carved wooden spoons, weaved rope from harvested plant fibers, and started fire using a bow drill. Feedback from students has been fantastic and we’ve had a lot of fun. If you’re interested in joining us this winter, we’re ideally looking for students who can come to all four workshops. If that’s you, please register here: 514-398-4094 or These workshops are free for McGill undergrads!
Alex T├ętrault making fire in the wilderness

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