Daniel Mack


The major problems in the world are the result of

the difference between how nature works and the

way people think. Gregory Bateson


2016 Woodlanders Gathering

at Warwick Center Campgrounds, Warwick, NY  convened with MILKWEED

35 people are coming

featuring Adam Hamer's on-site,

Community Kitchen over a wood fire

Friday, August 26, 9 am  through

Sunday, August 28, ending at noon

Swap Area of Materials, Books, Tools you bring

BIG MAKERS SPACE of Nature-Based

Making/Meditations for Exploring Self, Community, Nature


Lightly Guided Encounters with chance, coincidence, accident and Unconscious Intelligence through fire

water, earth, air; talking, eating together, finding and

making things.  MORE


DIVINATION   Try Scrying and Kapnomancy


DERIVE  Try Wandering, Noting What’s Here? Now?        

Share with others; Select one thing to put on a block

Teri Mack guides a Walking Meditation


INTUITIVE CARVINGStones, Bones and Bark

   Community Mural and Tree Loom

Look at Laurie Seeman's recent one:


LOOSE PARTS     mache, hardwood flooring, CD cases


MARKING    Collage on Cards, Caps, Accordion Books, Masks with flowers, berries, dirt, charcoal, inks, flame,

stone pigments, thumbprints, rust,

home-made brushes


JOINING   Assemblage with natural and found

materials using barks, yarn, wire, string, thread, floss 


MAKING   Shelves, Boats, Fae with knife, hammer,

drill, rasp, clippers, sandpaper. Lots of wood available...  


WHO'S BEEN DOING WHAT?     2016 update


"My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times…

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach."    Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the

wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction."            Rachel Carson   1954