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{the work: Robert Smith}

Like Those Before Us

The Maine Primitive Skills School is a refuge for those looking for an escape from day-to-day life. It sits on a beautiful 23 wooded acres near the Kennebec River in Augusta. Mike Douglas founded the school in the 1980s in order to help reconnect people to their ancient lifeways. He teaches “hard” and “soft” skills, including everything from wild edibles to earth philosophy. Mike and his students describe the importance of their community and how it benefits their lives.

Robert Smith
spring 2012