Author, Debbie Tremel, has relished the outdoors since she was a young child. She has been teaching nature connection through various programs since she was 16 years old, including over 20 years with the YMCA, with The Children of the Earth Foundation and most recently with Ways of the Earth Living Museum. She has studied primitive skills with Tom Brown Jr. and the Tracker School for 20 years and worked at the school for 8 years.

Debbie outside the primitive shelter she built and lived in for a year and a half.

Debbie’s novel, Seeds of Hope, was published in 2018 and is a story of a group of families who flee a quickly decaying society to live in the wilderness. Their goal is to live close to nature with primitive living skills and help create a new world. The story is part adventure, part sharing the beauty of these ancient skills and part a study of what it might take to create a world of peace for all future generations.

Debbie has a new children’s book coming out at the end of 2019, A Home for Harley, which is a story of one young girl’s journey to understanding and becoming part of the natural world.

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