HEARTWOOD FOLK SCHOOL
for Sustainability & Resilience


HEARTWOOD FOLK SCHOOL

Teaching practical, joyful, Earth-caring, and community-strengthening skills…

As our non-profit society begins its 4th year in 2014, we have a new name and a total educational focus, as the Heartwood Folk School for Sustainability & Resilience!  Here’s more backgroundcontact, and funding information, for this evolving folk school from the Pender Islands, in British Columbia, Canada.

a Heartwood logo best small gifHeartwood’s Mission:  The mission of Heartwood Folk School is to be a non-profit educational society, offering local and visiting experts, to teach adults and also younger folks, about practical, joyful, Earth-caring, and community-strengthening skills. 

Key subjects include:  food growing, energy conservation, nature skills, mechanical & building skills, traditional arts & crafts, wellbeing, community capacity-building, and more!

Our focus:  skills for greater sustainability and resilience that aren’t currently being taught in our area.  Please email us if this interests you.  What would you like to learn or teach?

See 1. to 10. below  for past and future educational activities, which we seek to offer in cooperation with other valuable educational resources from BC and beyond.   This includes reaching out with great respect to local First Nations, and to Elder or younger experts of all backgrounds.  Welcome to the Heartwood Folk School!

NEXT CLASSES:  Heartwood’s upcoming schedule includes sustainable energy classes on Saturday, November 1, 2014 (see 2. below), and local food growing classes on November 15, 2014 (see 1. below).  Check back for updates in future!

 1.  FOOD GROWING, PRESERVING, & COOKING

2.  ENERGY CONSERVATION & RENEWABLE ENERGY

3.  NATURE UNDERSTANDING & SKILLS

4.  MECHANICAL, TECHNICAL, & DO-IT-YOURSELF SKILLS

5.  BUILDING METHODS, DESIGN, & WOODWORKING

6.  ARTS & CRAFTS (PRACTICAL, TRADITIONAL)

7.  PERFORMING ARTS (MUSIC, DANCE, TRADITIONAL)

8.  WELLBEING, HEALTH, & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

9.  COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING & SPIRIT

10.  RESILIENT NEIGHBOURHOODS (future educational program)

To find out more and get involved, please email info@heartwoodfolkschool.ca.  You can also have a peek at our March, 2014 Knitting & Wool Learning Day (below).  What other practical, joyful, Earth-caring, and community-strengthening skills could we learn together, at the Heartwood Folk School…

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