This month, while you’re waiting in the checkout line at your grocery store, flipping through magazines, you just might come across the Folk School. The October issue of Whole Living, in the “Smart Travel: Teaching Trips” article on page 24, recommends the Folk School as a destination to “channel your inner blacksmith, woodcarver, or weaver” and  has included a photo of a Folk School blacksmithing student at the anvil.

WNC‘s September issue focuses on “Back to Basics” and portrays a handful of teachers who teach cooking, canning, gardening, sewing, and woodworking skills. Two Folk School instructors—Barbara Swell (cooking) and Frances Juhlin (gardening) are featured and the Folk School is mentioned throughout the series of articles that begin on page 58.

Printed on the spine of the magazine, is a quote from Barbara that reads “I hope it becomes cool again to be a homemaker.” For most of us at the Folk School, it already has become cool to be homemakers. Hmmm, would that mean that this 85-year old Folk School is ahead of its time?