The Non-Residential Apprenticeship is the consistent ‘heart’ of the community here at MPSS. While seasonal apprentices come for a few months at a time before returning home, our ‘non-res’ cohort is a set of familiar faces at many of our classes; they often become a welcome part of our community after their apprenticeship ends. We have had an incredible variety of non-res apprentices over the years; from doctors to farmers and hunters, professional educators to interested outdoors-folk. All experience levels are eagerly invited to join, as we find that everybody invariably has some wisdom to share!
Our non-residential apprentices get the unique opportunity to form lasting connections with other apprentices, non-res and residential alike. There is nothing as nourishing and effective as learning these ancestral skills in a supportive community, and this program offers that option to folks with other scheduled commitments.