Venku | Wild Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants - 2 Day Retreat/ Class

Wild Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants - 2 Day Retreat/ Class

Roosevelt, AZ

Accommodates
1 to 12
Pet-Friendly
Kid-Friendly
Handicapped Accessible

Your Experience

The plants of the Sonoran Desert are a storehouse of many secret treasures, from healthy nourishment to remedies for illness, injury, and venomous bites and stings. We make it easy and fun to learn---and, of course, you'll get Bigfoot himself answering your questions, with his fascinating stories of healing and survival.


You will receive a personal plant study book that contains information on 200+ medicine and edible wild plants (a $25 value!) plus room to add actual samples that are gathered during the day.


Classes held at Reevis Mountain School include meals (arrival night meals are a potluck party—please bring a healthful, natural dish to share!), class supplies, hot showers, and campsite.


Camping is free, or stay in a yurpee ($10 per night per person), single cabin ($25 per night, sleeps 1), or double cabin ($50 per night/ per person, sleeps 1-2+) (availability permitting). Yurpees have single beds and pillows; bring your own bedding or sleeping bag. Cabins have a single, double, or queen bed, and bedding is included. Cabins and yurpees have no electricity or water. Bring an flashlight, headlamp or battery-powered lantern if you would like lighting at night.


$178.00/ per person. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend this class. Registration due 10 days in advance.

What's Included

Meals

Campsite (Free)

Cabins / Lodging (Additional Fee)

Showers

Your Host

It's been 40 years since Peter Bigfoot, Reevis's founder, first discovered the place that would become Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance. Bigfoot has created a homestead of joy, magic, and healing, a place and way of life that reflects his motto: Live what you love!

Roosevelt, Arizona

Member since January 2020

It's been 40 years since Peter Bigfoot, Reevis's founder, first discovered the place that would become Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance. Bigfoot has created a homestead of joy, magic, and healing, a place and way of life that reflects his motto: Live what you love!

Roosevelt, AZ

Rules & Guidelines

Reevis Mountain School is located south of Lake Roosevelt on an inholding in the Tonto National Forest, at the edge of the Superstition Wilderness. Access is by a 4WD forest road. Our location is quite remote and peaceful, far from most conveniences and distractions of modern life. There is no indoor plumbing, no cell service, no phone service, and Internet access is not available to students/guests.


Lodging options are generally quite rustic - either camping (bring your own gear) or a bed in a shared yurpee (yurt+teepee combo, Bigfoot's innovation). We do have a few conventional-construction cabins, which have regular beds and small furniture. Our class fees do not include lodgings (only camping) so that we can keep the class fee itself more affordable. Please note that it is not possible to commute to our classes, as activities run from early morning to after supper, and the nearest motel rooms are at least 30 minutes away.



We provide complimentary shuttle service from Roosevelt, 10 miles one way—or caravan in your own 4X4. Shuttle pickup is at 4 p.m., first day of class (note exceptions in class descriptions), at M&S Marine, Hwy. 188, Roosevelt (between milepost 233 and 234). 


Please remember that alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, and pets are not allowed at Reevis. We love dogs but regretfully cannot accommodate them. If you arrive with a dog, we will ask you to leave.


Must be 18 years of age to attend a class. Indicate whether you will need shuttle service from Roosevelt and whether you would like to stay in a yurpee or cabin instead of camping. Deposits are nonrefundable unless RMS reschedules or cancels the class. 

Check In: 11:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00 PM

Additional Costs

  • Yurpee (Yurt and Teepee)

    $11.00

    Per Person

  • Single Cabin (Sleeps 1)

    $27.50

    Per Person

  • Double Cabin (Sleeps 2)

    $55.00

    Per Person

What to Bring

  • Camping Equipment
  • Headlamp and/or flashlight w. additional batteries
  • Personal Items

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