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Welcome to Whatcom Folk School, a non-competitive adult and family education opportunity! We are here to inspire people to teach and learn some of the skills, techniques, knowledge, and crafts of everyday life to add to the vibrant, creative force of Whatcom County’s urban and rural countryside; to build resilience and strength by empowering ourselves.
Today a lot of people believe that as food and energy prices rise we’ll all need to work together to make sure our basic needs are met – to make sure everyone has food and warm shelter. We need to keep our local economy functional, to make sure our towns and neighborhoods are secure and safe for our children, including the natural world we all depend on.
Whatcom Folk School provides an opportunity, through each of you who are willing to teach, to strengthen and bring resilience to the communities of Whatcom County.
We are looking forward to hearing from you whether you are interested in teaching a class, taking a class, advertising your business in our catalog, or supporting the mission and vision with a donation!
Enjoy exploring the website and considering how YOU fit into our local folk school – Whatcom Folk School!
|To offer access and opportunities to learn practical skills and knowledge that promotes greater sustainability and resilience in Whatcom County for the individual, the family, and the community.|
|An ecologically sound and vibrant community of skilled and prepared citizens adapting gracefully to an empowered way of life and participating in a true living democracy.|
- Sustainability is ‘meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.’
- Resilience means ‘our ability to face and deal with adversities in ways that help us get through them or even become strengthened by them.’
WFS IS NOW ACCEPTING BONUS CLASSES FOR SPRING QUARTER
- (MARCH 21ST THRU JUNE 20TH) -
NEW BONUS CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED 5/16/2013!
CLICK ON THE BONUS CLASSES TAB ABOVE
Want to know more about WHATCOM FOLK SCHOOL by listening to a great podcast of a radio show from 9/22/11? Fun to listen to it while you wander through the website.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Click here to view classes offered through the Community Food Coop
Cindi Landreth & Rick Dubrow
David Marshak Kate Clark Many Hats Administrative Services; Alicia Wills
Transition Whatcom Anna Hardesty & Josh Hardesty (Heard) Laurie & TOM Hardesty Kubiak
Jodi Tranter Monique Arsenault
Maryn Gunning Patrick Martin Cipriano Mauricio & Monica Sjursen Adrienne Cobb Laura Maudsley
Nikki Williamson Karen Ghio Gary Koch Linda & Dave Welch Susan and Jeff Palmer Tina Poley
Charity & Shawn Serdahl Linda Fels Kathy Devine Melody Cappelletti & Anthony Somoza
Elizabeth Graham Sandra Bramwell Madelynne Nore Joyce Mihalovich Kelly Timpson Tim Flores
Colleen Simmons James Berntson Kestral & Chaska Blackburn Bill Haugen Betty Kellow
Ken Russell Lawrence Gmeiner Rhett Winter Marissa Seko Andy & Kelsey Schene
Kathleen Bander Rene Laventure Richard Reese Annie Heard
KapKa School Quote
I can't help but wonder what it would be like to live in a world where people actually lived by the ideals on a sign posted at KapKa
Because we care about each other and our school,
We share what we have,
We listen carefully,
We help each other learn,
We work hard,
We have fun together,
And we make sure everyone is included.
We understand that everyone makes mistakes,
That we stand up for ourselves and others,
And that when someone asks us to stop, we stop..
This is who we are and
This is what we do,
Even when no one is watching.