An exciting, one-day event to learn outdoor and primitive skills. Irvine welcomes expert guest instructor from the Smoky Mountains, Jeff Gottlieb. Learn different primitive cooking techniques from flat rock cooking to woven grill and soapstone pots. Cook wild harvested duck, squash and sunchokes from Irvine’s 3 sisters garden, fruit, nuts, greens, and homemade drinks. Forage for greens and nuts that will be used in the meal and drinks. Celebrate the autumn season with this unique opportunity to try a gourmet meal cooked over an open fire. Discover primitive skills, explore nature, and connect with others, at this one-of-a-kind encounter!
This program will be held at the Native American site, which is a 15 minute walk from the parking lot. Adults and teens welcome.
Instructor: Jeff Gottlieb, MS, based in the Smoky mountains of North Carolina has been an interpretive naturalist since 1980, and has specialized in primitive skills for over 30 years. He has built full-sized wigwams and longhouses at many interpretive sites, including Irvine, and replicates primitive tools and artifacts for display. He has written 3 books on primitive skills and teaches at primitive skills gatherings around the country.
Saturday November 20