Refunds, Payment Plans and Worktrade

Wild Abundance is passionate about sharing skills and knowledge. We want our classes to be accessible to everyone who has interest in them. We also want our work to support us so that we can continue teaching and learning ourselves.


Wild Abundance is a small business and we rely on tuition payments in order to offer our classes and programs. Often the contribution of just one or two students will put us past the break-even point (we pay guest instructors, purchase materials, etc.). We hope that you understand we do not issue refunds for tuition payments unless you suffer a serious personal or family emergency that renders you incapable of attending.

Payment Plans

In some cases we offer a payment plan option so that you can spread the cost of a class out over several weeks or months (depending on the class). We generally ask folks on a payment plan to pay, in total, a “middle” price on the sliding scale. (Or, if the class is a set price, we will add a $75 admin fee to the total). This is for two reasons. First, payment plans are “riskier” for us because students may drop out of a class after making only one or two payments. Second, keeping track of payments made and reminding folks to make payments is more work on our part.


One of the main ways that we make our classes financially accessible is by offering worktrade options. Some classes have full and partial worktrade options, some just have partial worktrade available. You will find worktrade applications on the individual pages of each class with details about hours, deposits, etc. There is a fee associated with applying for worktrade so that we can cover our administrative overhead and know that you are serious about taking the class. We also ask worktraders to pay a deposit or furnish some other kind of collateral, which will be returned upon completion of their hours. Many worktrade activities are not glamorous and may be repetitive and/or strenuous. We try to match worktrade tasks with interest and ability as best we can. Worktrade is great help to us. Managing worktraders (scheduling, tasks, etc.) is also work on our part. We ask for your patience, understanding and flexibility if you decide to worktrade for a class.

Required Worktrade Hours, Fees, and Deposits

Please note that worktrade is not available for all classes or sessions.

Class Name Full Tuition Range Partial WT Hours Partial WT Tuition Full WT Hours Administrative Fee
Refundable Deposit
Earthskills and Permaculture Immersion $1900-$2895 95 $1,150 175 $200 $900
Wild Foods Hike $325-$700 13 $150 20 $75 $50
Womens Rewilding Weekend $400-$900 21 $250 45 $100 $100
Women’s Basic Carpentry $600-$1000 27 $325 44 $125 $200
Advanced Women’s Carpentry $550-$950 25 $300 44 $100 $200
Combined Carpentry $1050-$1800 48 $575 75 $250 $450
Tiny House and Natural Building workshop $979-$1449 44 $525 75 $200 $400
Permaculture Design Course $975-$1449 45 $600 85 $200 $500
Wildcrafting and Medicine Making Intensive $425-$900 22 $262.50 35 $100 $200
Advanced Wild Foraging and Herbal Medicine $400-$900 25 $250 40 $100 $200
Combined Herbal Medicine $725-$1725 50 $500 85 $200 $450
Hide Tanning $350-$650 17 $200 25 $100 $150

If you have any further questions about refunds, payment plans or work-trade please email them to: