HEARTWOOD FOLK SCHOOL
for Sustainability & Resilience


HEARTWOOD FOLK SCHOOL

Education on practical, joyful, Earth-caring and community-strengthening SKILLS…

We are the Heartwood Folk School for Sustainability & Resilience!  We’re in our 4th year as a non-profit society, providing classes and related education for Gulf Islands residents and visitors.  Here’s more contact, background, and class info (below), for this evolving folk school on Pender Island, 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 not 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 current CLASSES (with useful REFERENCES), which we seek to offer in cooperation with other valuable educational sources from the Gulf Islands of BC and beyond.  This includes reaching out with great respect to local First Nations, and to Elder/younger experts of all backgrounds.  Welcome to the Heartwood Folk School!

NEXT CLASSES:  Heartwood is currently organizing various renewable energy, food growing, and other classes for 2015, beginning with Composting and Soil Building on January 17, 2015.  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).  Which other practical, joyful, Earth-caring, and community-strengthening skills could we learn together, at the Heartwood Folk School for Sustainability & Resilience…

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