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building, agriculture, permaculture,
and other projects. We are a 501(c)3
Non-Profit - donations are tax deductible.
In our self-directed school model, there are no traditional classes but students may request tutoring arrangements for any subject they are interested in. Students may decide that they want to take a class in a particular subject be it a typical academic one like chemistry, Spanish, or English Literature, or less conventional, such as learning about traditional healing herbs, or woodworking. In such cases they may arrange for a staff member to teach the subject, find online classes or other learning materials, or the staff may help them find a teacher/mentor/tutor from the broader community. There are also many online resources that may be used to learn a wide variety of specialized subjects.
Students may also offer to teach classes to other students and staff. And teaching is often the best way to learn a subject very well!
A School on a Farm
We are committed to self directed learning and allowing students freedom to choose what and how they will learn. The context and permaculture ethos of the farm, however, ensure that that will be a wide variety of farm related activities taking place throughout the year.
Here is a partial list of farm activities by season:
Fall: harvest and seed saving, food storage and preservation, earthworks (swale construction), small animal processing, making compost and compost tea, foraging
Winter: fiber arts, holiday crafts and entrepreneurship, maple syrup, soap making, the winter garden and greenhouse, herbal apothecary (salves and tinctures), candle making
Spring: mushroom inoculation, foraging, tree planting, garden planning, hugelkultur construction, seed starting, lambing, goat kidding, raising chicks