Traditional Skills

A project of the Sustain DuPage Creators

Andrew is the Organizer for the Traditional Skills projects.

Andrew is fascinated by the transformative ecoliberation that is possible when humans reconnect to nature. His facilitation practice is most influenced by Mezirow’s transformative learning pedagogy and Freire’s liberation philosophy. Andrew is fulfilled by the passing on of eco-traditions and the magic brought alive when we step back and let the ecosystem teach us.

Contact him here.

Upcoming Courses:

Making Fire: A Human Rite

In this course, Sustainers will be led through the harvesting of materials necessary for starting a fire with just a knife and a piece of cord. There is space for 5-7 learners.

Required materials:

Carbon steel knife

From the Blog:

Huma Hikes the Preserves: Eagle Lake

My inaugural hike for this project was Hidden Lake, and I’m back now with its sister lake, Eagle Lake. As I mentioned when I was doing Hidden Lake, I got a bit of a late start that day and was kind of rushed, so I only did the loop around the Hidden Lake itself, which worked out to about 1.3 miles – very short, totally do-able, and a great lunchtime strolling spot.

Water Walks: Trek 4!

An Exploration of Life, Relationships, Movement, and Water East Branch Trek 4: Glen Oak County Forest Preserve ~> Hidden Lake Forest Preserve DISCLAIMER: In no way whatsoever are Andrew Van Gorp, Jason Phillip Halm, Sustain DuPage, or any accompanying affiliates,...

Huma Hikes the Preserves: Hidden Lake

Greetings, DuPagers! My name is Huma. I’ve decided to enjoy DuPage County on foot by hiking in all of the DuPage County forest preserves. Join me on this journey, as I will post from as many DuPage forest preserves as I can, and share pictures of our gorgeous county throughout the seasons!

Our Regional Allies:

Arts DuPage

Promoting engagement and investment in the arts in the DuPage region.

People Made Visible

Facilitating community through dynamic art and social endeavors.
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