The Community Fire

An international network of educators and caregivers
passionate about the more-than-human-world

Fire holds us in so many ways. 

Our attention. Our emotions. The food simmered and roasted so we may fill our bellies. The water boiled for tea, and the warmth we feel when our hands wrap around a freshly poured mug. 

It also holds community, that's what I believe. 

The magic in the flickering light and the crackle that soothes the gaps of silence so that we feel no need to fill them. 

For someone who puts their whole heart into deepening relationships with the "real" world, it's been fascinating to venture into the depth of the virtual world. Not a replacement by any means, but a tether - to people and places I've known or wish to know. 

That's why I created the Community Fire.

A virtual gathering space for community and connection. It's my way to nurture an international community away from mainstream social media networks. Because I need that and I know some of you do too. 

Anyone who purchases an online course or workshop with Forest Schooled will have full access to the Community Fire, where you can use the discussion space to further enrich your learning and meet likeminded others. For those who feel isolated in this work, you are not alone. And for those who don't, know you can provide support for those who do. 

Come take your space by the fire.

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The Community Fire brings together an international network of educators and caregivers who are experienced or just getting started in outdoor and Nature-rooted programs, to deepen our professional learning and practice through reflection and community building so that we can enrich and adapt our practices to meet community needs over time, make space for diverse perspectives, and move towards mutual understanding and restoration (or re-story-ation*) of our connections with the natural world.
* "As Gary Nabhan has written, we can't meaningfully proceed with healing, with restoration, without "re-story-ation." In other words, our relationship with the land cannot heal until we hear its stories. But who will tell them?"- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass, p. 9

Join a Course and meet us at the Community Fire!

Or if you're already enrolled in a course, use the members entrance:
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