Whatcom Folk School is all about connecting people looking to learn the skills of a more resilient, joyful and sustainable life with instructors and organizations who offer courses in practical skills such as woodworking, basketry, quilting, animal husbandry, living democracy, arts and crafts,… please see our catalog for classes being offered.
Whatcom Folk School is based on these five basic principles:
- Re-skilling – Offering training in a vast range of past and contemporary practical skills.
- Inclusivity – Believing that everyone in the community holds a part of the story and a part of the solution to a more sustainable and resilient county.
- Honoring Elders – Learning from those who have lessons to share.
- Awareness – Raising awareness about the changes we need to create more sustainable and resilient communities.
- Networking – Working cooperatively with existing groups and programs.
Whatcom Folk School is a non-profit that is being started by a grass roots volunteer effort.
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.