Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com
Happy Earth Day everyone! Usually during Earth Week, we celebrate Mother Earth’s amazing treasures with programs connected to nature. This year we invite you to take a walk around the Folk School Garden with Farmer Teddy.
The tour includes the lowdown on garden projects and planning. Take a look at a variety of vegetable beds, including garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, zuchinni, greens, beets, cabbages, broccoli, kale, corn, gourds, rhubarb, and strawberries.
Did you know Teddy has planted 3 types of corn? Broom corn, grain corn, and corn for eating! A new garden focus is producing plants for craft subjects, like gourds and broom corn. You will also hear about the new dye garden project and the early stages of a big cut flower section of the garden. Enjoy!
Farmer Teddy gives a tour of the early spring garden at John C. Campbell Folk School.
Although we have suspended classes and events until further notice, Folk School staff are working at home and individually on campus to ensure we’ll be ready to welcome you back as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so. Maintenance staff are working on routine maintenance of studios, houses, and grounds. Farmer Teddy is tending the vegetable and dye gardens. Registration staff are accepting registrations for 2020 classes. Programming staff and resident artists are planning hundreds of classes for 2021, while Marketing staff are creating the next Folk School catalog, mailing in mid-July.
Thanks so much Teddy for the great tour! We look forward to see how the garden grows in the coming months!
Written by Cory Marie Podielski