Leafy Adventures, Wild Beings, and Walk The Land team up for the exceptional Nose to Tail Wild Butchery Weekend. This immersive event imparts the ancient art of animal processing, fostering a deeper connection to the primal cycles of life and death that underpin our existence.
The event unfolds over a weekend with several engaging workshops. The first day kicks off with learning the art of animal skinning, working with nutrient-rich innards, and constructing a smokehouse. As dusk falls, participants gather for a fireside feast, indulging in shared stories and engaging in crafts.
The following day offers an array of learning opportunities that encompass whole animal butchery, meat preparation, and preservation. Alternatively, nature connection activities provide a serene and mindful experience for those preferring not to participate in the main workshops. The final day culminates with a tanning session, a wrap-up, and a Q&A with the facilitators, concluding with a refreshing breathwork session led by a local expert.
The Nose to Tail Wild Butchery Weekend brings several benefits:
- Gaining hands-on experience in ancient animal processing practices
- Engaging in mindful interaction with life/death cycles
- Learning meat preservation techniques
- Participating in alternative nature connection activities
- Joining a breathwork session with a local expert
- Enjoying a family-friendly environment with child-centered activities
Participants are not obliged to consume anything they don’t prefer. With the event taking place in all weather conditions, attendees are advised to come well-prepared with camping necessities.
Set on the beautiful land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people, the event pays homage to indigenous heritage. A notable 10% of event revenue is contributed to Pay the Rent, and a ticket is reserved for a self-identifying Indigenous person.
All in all, this unique event offers a chance to reconnect with primal skills, revitalize knowledge, and celebrate one’s wildness. It’s a call to connect, learn, and share in the rich tapestry of life.