Homestead Medicine for People and Animals

Join Delyla Wilson, street medic, herbalist, dog whisperer, and homesteader, for a weekend intensive on health and medicine for people and animals.


We humans, our furry friends, and our farm critters are all animals. We all need the magic of healing from time to time. We all breathe, have beating hearts, eat, poop, and are made up of muscle and bone. We all require similar approaches in medical emergencies to stay healthy and survive trauma. In this course we learn about the commonalities and differences in the care and treatment of humans and critters alike. The class focuses on assessment skills, wilderness first aid, and longer  term injury and health management as they apply to a variety of homestead denizens; including people, dogs, cats, goats, cows, chickens and more.

This course is fast-paced and focused, so please be prepared to show up on time & excited to participate. Class time will include significant hands-on components, scenarios, and lots of information sharing over a short time; so dress in comfortable clothes and be sure to bring note-taking supplies. Please let us know when registering if you have any limitations on movement or close, physical contact with your fellow students so we can facilitate your needs.


We will learn about:

    • consent/animal handling
    • primary and secondary assessment
    • stabilization of major injuries
    • treatment and management of minor injuries
    • animal births
    • basic herbs
    • homestead disaster preparedness

All approaches assume that responders are in rural settings familiar to the farmer and forester, where there is more than 1 hour of response time for people and limited availability to veterinarian care. Throughout the course we will weave in important magical tools one can use to create calm and promote healing in difficult situations.

We look forward to teaching, learning, practicing, and healing with you!


Course Information

    • Location: Golden Rabbit Ranch, Cazadero, California
    • Dates: May 17-19 2024
    • Lodging: Camping on site
    • Meals: 3 meals a day. Meats will be ethically sourced & we will provide for vegan, vegetarian, & gluten-free diets. We will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs

  Typical Daily Schedule

8:00-9:30am —Breakfast
10-12:30 pm—Morning session
12:30-2:30 pm—lunch
3:00-6:00 pm—Afternoon session
6:00-7:30 pm—Break
7:30-9:00 pm—Dinner


  • We offer sliding scale tuition and payment plans to make our courses as accessible as possible
  • Abundant Tuition: $400
  • Standard Tuition: $350
  • Resilient Tuition: $325
  • Work Trade: details below
  • All amounts are in US dollars

Course Schedule

  • Friday 5-9pm – Disaster Response and Triage (optional)
  • Saturday 10am -6:30 pm – Primary and Secondary Assessment, Medical Emergencies and Birthing
  • Saturday Evening – A discussion of supplies and kits over dinner
  • Sunday 10am-6:30 pm – Serious Injuries, Sprains and Strains, Wound Treatments, and Home Care with Herbs

All participants will be required to sign up for 2-3 meal shifts to help with meal prep and cleanup.

Course Size

Due to the hands on nature of this course and the personalized focus of this course space is limited. Only 20 spaces available for this course. Once the course is filled additional students will be put on a wait list.


Check out our Frequently asked Questions page for more information about our policies


May 17 - 19 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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2091 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636

Phone Number

(412) 600-5783

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