I just finished teaching a weekend class on pollinators and gardening at the Folk School. My class was a great group of folks. We learned about seeding starting and growing native milkweeds for monarch eggs and caterpillars, planting flowers, native shrubs and trees for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, the challenges of neonicotinoids and herbicides. The […]
In 1981, my husband John Clarke and I traveled cross country from Oregon to Brasstown in our un-aircondtioned ’66 blue Dodge Dart we called “Grandma.” We were coming to the six month John C. Campbell Folk School Homesteading program. John had already been to the Folk School to learn woodcarving with Jack Hall in 1977 […]
As the mountain landscape becomes greener every day, many of us are planning and planting our home gardens. This spring and summer, we offer several classes to help you cultivate your crops and enjoy the fruits of your harvest in the kitchen.
Spring is so close, you can feel it in the air! The recent beautiful weather in Brasstown has us thinking about all the exciting upcoming 2016 classes that take us out into the natural world to explore plants, animals, and the Appalachian landscape. Enjoy these class picks celebrating the great outdoors and join us this […]
Each evening, one of nature’s botanical wonders, the Tina James Magic Primrose is putting on quite a show at dusk in the Vegetable Garden and behind the Painting Studio. In today’s age, folks congregate to watch movies, or concerts, or lectures, but not usually a plant. It’s strange and fantastic to see small groups of […]