It was mid-afternoon at the Folk School and I heard crowing in the near distance. I followed the sound and discovered its source.

A rooster and his lady friends were enjoying the sunshine  near the vegetable gardens.

Nearby, was JCCFS Gardener & Volunteer Coordinator, Joe Baumgartner. I discovered Joe named our rooster, Edward, after a former Work Study. He also named Edward the Rooster’s four friends:

Maryilyn, who is an Australorp

Margaret, is a Rhode Island Red

Florence (“Flo” to her friends) is an Ameraucana

And we’re just not sure about Flossie 🙂

 Take a stroll up by the vegetable gardens and you might see Edward and his friends too.

 Move in a little closer.

Reach out and make some new friends at the Folk School.


While you’re here, we hope you will stop by the Craft Shop too.

We also have a crowing rooster…

and a few chickens you might want to take home with you 🙂


The Craft Shop Hours:

Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. – 8am-5pm
Thu. – 8am-6pm
Sun. – 1-5pm
Phone for pricing and shipping info: 828-837-3899
Or, stop by, we’d love to see you!

Hand-crafted Merchandise Arriving Daily
At John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop!

Bottom floor of the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall. Campus Map


June Rollins
About June Rollins

June is a signature member of the Watercolor Society for North Carolina and the Southern Watercolor Society. She works from photo references and intuitively, without preplanned sketches. June is the originator of the Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping process and author of Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Quick Reference Guide, along with five instructional DVDs, available as downloads and streaming. She is currently enjoying creating in traditional oils. Her debut novel, She Lost Her Muse, will be released on Amazon December 2020.

June works in the Craft Shop and loves being surrounded by the creativity and fine craft at the Folk School. Visit June’s website.