High School Completion Program
Home School Resource Center
Technology Certification Programs
Arts Certification Programs

Dr. David Smith, Director
info@glentivar.org
POB 443,
Bowie, Arizona 85605,

(719) 421-9109
Associations

RESQ Radio
Templar Chaplaincy
Glentivar Publishing
Battleharp Music
ETA-I.org
Apothecary (Herbal Healing)


Dr. David Michael H. Smith is the Director of Windwalker College.


Our Mission
    The Mission of Windwalker College is to provide hope to the poor and hungry in enabling them to explore new careers in becoming more self-sufficient no matter where they live or at what stage they are in their life.  We are compelled to teach the hungry to fish and not just give them fish to eat as the old proverb advises.  "Give a man a fish and he will be hungry tomorrow but teach a man to fish and he will never go hungry." 
    Our primary sustaining goal is to teach and then empower the economically challenged in providing the appropriate skills and technologies to become sustainable in growing their own organic food utilizing alternative energy in meeting daily nutritional needs in addition to strongly bolstering self-worth.  We believe a person's self-worth is greatly diminished by habitually receiving food hand-outs and subsidies.
    We combine self-sufficient food production with a compelling life-long mission in embracing LIFE skills that include the design and construction of Lodging Systems, developing Industry Enterprises, development of Food growing systems and alternative Energy systems.  In this Christian humanitarian mission, we hold to the guiding ideals of simplicity, portability, a sustainable life-style is made possible from a small footprint while also achieving the highest personal satisfaction of a fulfilled life mission. 

Our School

    Windewalker College is poised to establish a number of schools under a career college umbrella that will specialize in various academic and very practical fields of training embracing cutting edge technologies common in advanced careers in modern society.  
    We are currently proposing the following schools listed below in this endeavor.  It appears at this juncture, the School of AgTech may be our first school launched in January 2017 since we now hold the properties upon which this school is to be located and developed with facilities already in place.  To launch this program, we are hosting a winter Aquaponics project open to the community located at the Bowie Library.  The next school may be the School of EnergyTech planned in Fall 2018.
  1. High School Completion Program (HCP): Many students are not properly placed based on their skill and knowledge base in the Public School System.  It is common to find eleventh graders being promoted to the 12th grade with 7th grade English and Math skills.  This is a disaster for them and their fellow students in a classroom environment.   To remedy this, we do away with the grade system of 9-12th grade and first assess the student for what they know and then create an IEP (Individualized Education Program) to take them from where they are to where they need to be to complete Arizona high school requirements in what we call the STEAMS program that includes Science, Technology, English, Arts, Math and Social Studies.  We base the minimum graduating skill and knowledge base on the GED and provide a proper high school diploma under Windewalker College as per the Home School laws in the State of Arizona.  
  2. School of Energy, Electronics & Mechanics Technology (EnergyTech): Our focus in this school is to utilize renewable alternative energy systems that can draw from the resources of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and water to perform needed LIFE sustaining tasks.  The program will also include the adaptation of these energy systems to transportation such as in simple, efficient and reliable solar car design incorporating mechanics and electronic control systems.   Located at: I-10 Business. 
  3. School of Agricultural Technology (AGTech):  This school will provide the practical applications of cutting edge research in the development of grow systems that utilize extensive environmental control technologies.  Grow systems we will explore in this program may include aquaponics, vermiponics, aeroponics, hydroponics and many other variations of extreme high intensive small footprint limited natural resource food, herbal and feed growing models. Address: ---- Central Avenue
  4. School of Business, Accounting & Marketing Technology (BUSTech):  In this school a student learns how to take a product or service and set up a business and to then effectively market for maximum return on an investment.  All of the other schools will incorporate the core classes from this school to assure
  5. School of  Theatre, Music & Communications Technology (COMTech): Students will have the opportunity in this school to develop their talents in music and drama to perform in semi-professional stage productions of historical musical dramas that will be preformed to the public on a regular basis. In broadening this objective, we will seek to establish a student run radio station and provide the facilities for video/sound editing for TV productions of various kinds.
  6. School of Art & Design Technology (ARTTech): Accomplished artisans will be contracted to offer workshops and classes on a regular cycle to provide hands-on training to students with optional apprenticeships in various career art and design career paths.  Many of the major art genre's will be offered in various classes by expert artisans in their fields with a focus on income production.  
  7. School of Health Technology (HealthTech):   This school enables students to explore, develop and apply available proven herbal remedies found in nature in SE Arizona in the development of healing tinctures, teas and poultices as an alternative to the more traditional drug company solutions.  The art and science of malady diagnoses and prescribed healing remedy will be paramont in this training.  Oriental, Native and European modalities will be explored enabling students to adapt any and all of these to a future practice in herbal medicine.
  8. School of  Ministry:  This school will provide the core chaplaincy (career and personal counseling) for the school with training offered to selected students toward ordination within the Early Church of Jerusalem tradition.  We will offer both Sabbath (Saturday) and Sunday Christian fellowships for our students that are open to be attended by the members of the community.
Developing a Bowie Campus
     Windwalker College has recently purchased 3 acres with a facility in the town of Bowie and another 10 acres for an off-grid camp.  We are currently negotiating to purchase a number of other historic properties in the town of Bowie to develop the college into a networked educational village within a village.  Our long term goal for Bowie is to transform it into a self-sustaining ecovillage that will eventually encompass the whole town.   With our current two properties purchased for the School of AgTech, we are currently looking at four other historic properties as possibilities for our technology schools within Windwalker College.  We are currently proposing an annual solar car race in Bowie with one race as a round-trip between Bowie and San Simon to be held in May of each year.  

Accreditation
    We re currently looking at many accreditation options.  To date, we are considering the option of school recognition with the Electronics Technicians Association (http://ETA-I.org) for many of our technology certification programs.  Recognition by the Arizona Department of Education (https://www.cochise.az.gov/schools/home-schooling) is being sought along with an association with the Arizona Families for Home Education (https://www.afhe.org/).  
    We also are setting up as GED training site to provide GED classes so alternative students who may seek to test for the GED diploma  (http://www.azed.gov/adultedservices/hse-testing-and-transcripts/).  In passing the GED tests, our students will also be awarded a High School Diploma from Windewalker College.  

Our Past Offerings/Apprenticeships
    Our goal as a non-profit educational organization established since 2008 was to partner with communities, high schools, colleges and funding agencies to provide a seamless transition from high school to a trade college by adding an optional 13th year to secondary education.   Trade skills acquired in this extended high school program can then be assessed and supplemented for students to achieve journey level status and become Certified in a well paid job field.  The following are some of our past endeavors we will incorporate into our new programs listed above.

Solar Voltaic Installer Certification:  Get an industry recognized certification as a Solar Voltaic Installer often needed by Contractors that is recognized the world over from the Electronics Technicians Association International.  http://ETA-I.org  

Eureka Power and Light has recently been recognized as an Authorized ETA school for this program.  This one week course is currently being offered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas this July 2017.

Certified Luthier: Learn to play the harp of David like the Prophets of old with instruction from Battleharp Music.  This three course sacred music program takes a novice student through the 1) history of ancient biblical music as a musical form, then 2) how to design and build a harp.Finally you learn how to 3) write Temple music using Counterpoint methods like that played by King David and the Priests of the Temple during the reign of King Solomon in Israel. 

Two books have been written exclusively by the instructor for this three course series taking a student step by easy step though the training. The harp making part of the course is currently provided only on site at Tombstone, AZ (limited to 4 students per class) whereas the other two courses can be taken Online.  

Agricultural Technology (AgTech) Certification: The Mobile Farm Project is currently in development in SE Arizona in the designing and building of self-sustaining farms that can fit on a medium-sized trailer and feed 8-12 people all year around utilizing Aquaponics. Much of the information for this program is provided below with a link above in the search for partners who are located in SE Arizona who would like to host the program at their location.  

Survivalist Certification:  This is an internship program with the Sons of Prophets for a select few who sense a call in their lives as one disposed to prophecies, visions and dreams about the future of the world in the Hebrew-Christian tradition.  

In this program, Interns (Postulants) are tutored in spirituality and taught survivalist skills in living from available raw resources found in the desert combined with the austerity of a desert bike as their transport.  

We include instruction on food gathering, water sources, shelter, keeping warm and even in making Ethanol as fuel for their bike to enable complete independence from society.   Much of our training is held at the Hot Wells Dunes just north of Bowie, AZ. 

RECON Systems Certification: Cobra Security will soon be offering Internship positions in working in conjunction with an agency "quietly" associated with the US Boarder Patrol providing recon along the Mexican-American boarder. This highly focused R&D group is on the forefront of all-terrain mobile snake robotics and recon systems adopting the project name COBRA as an acronym for Covert Offensive Boarder Recon Anquis.  Anquis of course is Latin for snake. 

BugOutStore Investors:  We are currently setting up a web site for the sale of BugOut supplies and products that include survival, energy, food and water production systems and shelter.  The links here provide what we have developed thus far with the need for moving into production of these products. We are looking for investment partners as this is now a spin off of years of research in this field.  Out products target the biker, camper, hiker, bicycler and Prepper.   The web for our store with a cart is up for your review at http://bugoutstore.org.  

Write and Publish Books:  Glentivar Village Press will soon be offering Internship Positions.  Our primary need is for editing of developing books and some graphic design.  We currently have 9 books published under our label and these are being sold on Amazon.com and as ebooks.   

Talk Radio Show Host: RESQ Radio focusing on the end times as a Christian version of the Coast to Coast show is soon to offer Internship Positions. We are looking for people who can develop and host shows on the Internet with the intention of being picked up by commercial stations.  Such a person needs to be very well read, have a comforting speaking voice and courteous to guests and callers.   They will be responsible to schedule guests who have credibility on various topics related to the biblical end times.  

Become a Photographer:  Internship for a budding large format photographer who prefers to focus on nature and humankind in nature is soon to open for the right artisan. Film format is normally 4" X 5" then digitally scanned and enlarged with in-house prints to 19" X 22" as Museum quality prints.  Various Coffee Table books are planned as projects. Only one internship available at this time. 


Grants and Current Projects
Grants Needed
        Windwalker College (WE) are currently in the grant proposal process to acquire funding to establish a base school for future development and expansion of our classes and workshops.  We plan to expand into many small economically depressed towns scattered throughout SW Arizona as funding is available.  
   
Lettuce, cucumber and peas growing in January in Tombstone

The Aquaponics System
        Above is a sample of one of our medium sized systems as a single grow unit with lettuce, cucumber and snow peas  growing in January 2017.  In this domed greenhouse located in Tombstone, Arizona, there are 3 systems now up and running and two more almost up and running.       
        Below is the design of the grow units that have 3 grow beds with 350 gallons to host over 150 smaller Tilapia fish.  
These are the identified parts of a single 3 grow bed unit with 5 units set up and working in Tombstone, AZ in a large 40' geodesic dome.


 Illustration of a single Greenhouse Aquaponics Unit

Grant Partner Details
        We are currently seeking more grant partners to focus on and enlist the participation of local communities.  For more information, please download Grant Partner Overview paper.

Mobile Farm on a Trailer
Self-Sufficient Grow System
        We are in the process of building a mobile grow farm on a trailer utilizing one or more of the intensive 'growponics' systems such as aquaponics, vermiponics, hydroponics, aeroponics and other methods.  Our mobile farm is designed for a 16' by 8' trailer and built light enough for a Ford Ranger (small pickup) to haul easily.  It is designed to transport 110 gallons for fish, 100 pounds of red wiggler worms, 9-12 Dwarf milk goats, 20 Bantam chickens and still room for a care taker to sleep under cover with a wood stove for heating and cooking.  All power comes from 3
250 watt 24 Volt panels mounted on a Ford Ranger.

Aeroponics
        Designing for mobile grow systems is a challenge due to weight constraints where most systems are very heavy - in the tons in weight.  To keep a mobile farm extremely light, we are researching into Aeroponics as the optimum method in that it does not have the added weight of a heavy grow medium in beds and it requires significantly less water to carry the fog or spray born nutrients to feed the roots of the plants.  
        The roots of the plants hang free from a small stem holding device into a contained space where water based nutrients are sprayed onto the hanging roots to feed the plants.  The holding device for the stem can simply be a piece of open cell foam folded over the seed and then pressed into a 1" cover hole that then compresses as the stem expands with the foam drawing up water to the seed for germination.  
        The aquaculture part of this is in the nutrient tank that may contain fish that convert an organic food source for fish into organic plant growing nutrients.  The challenge is to keep the fish water clear enough to not clog the spray nozzles. 
This method will also reduce the power requirements of the system in that it only needs to run for a short time every 15 minutes or as needed.  The roots themselves then become the filters that reduce ammonia build up in the fish tank.  
        We will be experimenting with this approach very soon and keep you informed of our progress.   


Design for Mobile Farm system


Mobile Farm on a trailer being built in Tombstone


2001 Ford Ranger with Solar panels, six 8 volt golf cart batteries and a 5000 watt inverter

Classes and Workshops
        We plan to offer many classes (longterm) and workshops (short-term on weekends) for those who are interested in producing organic food production using any of the growponics methods.  If possible, we intend to interview the students prior to classes to ask what they need to learn and then adapt the class or workshop to meet those areas of interest by combining selected vital skill modules provided below.  Generally, each module is about 2 hours long.  Some of these would be followed by a longer practicum where systems would be built.  The following skill module topics are not a complete list.

Skill Modules
  1. History of Soiless Culture.
  2. Agriculturally Based Socio-Economic Systems.
  3. Choosing a "growponics" System. 
  4. Estimating Cost of a System.
  5. Keeping Daily Records.
  6. Sales and Marketing of Produce.
  7. Tank and Growbed Container Options.
  8. Tank Heating Systems.
  9. Digital Control Systems.
  10. Analog Control Systems.
  11. Fault Alarm Systems.
  12. Solar Power Systems (12 and 24 Volts DC).
  13. Ethanol Power Systems.
  14. Woodgas Power Systems.
  15. Wind Power Systems.
  16. Household 120 Volt AC Power Systems.
  17. Solar Thermo Heat Systems
  18. Heat Exchangers.
  19. Pumps, Aerators and Filters.
  20. Choosing Fish, Care and Assuring Growth.
  21. Grow Medium Options.
  22. Winter vs. Summer Plants.
  23. Heritage, Hybrid and GMO seeds.
  24. Maintaining Nutrient Balance.
  25. Enclosures for Winter (Greenhouses).
  26. Estimating Daily Sunlight Intensity and Duration.
  27. Worm Vermiculture.
  28. Composting.
  29. Organic Pest Control Options.
  30. Mobile Growponics Systems.
  31. Adding Goats and Chickens and other small animals.



Much more to come soon on this web site for Windwalker College.