Author: Keather Gougler

Remembering our friend Dee

A one-of-a-kind friend and weaver, Dee Richards, has left us.  She leaves behind memories full of warmth and wit.  A memorial fund has been set up in her name here at the Folk School to buy something special for the weaving studio in her memory.  Those interested in making a donation of any amount should send it to : John C Campbell Folk School, Memorial Fund for Dee Richards, Weaving Studio. A plaque will be put up in her name.

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Singing Behind the Plow, Literally

Here’s a video of the Earth Day mule plowing demonstration in the Folk School’s garden. Watch Buildings and Grounds Manager John Clarke plowing and singing the “Muleskinner Blues” and work study student Harrison Topp seems to catch on pretty quick, too.

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While classes and events are currently suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic, our board of directors and staff continue to work toward reconnecting with our Folk School family on campus once it is considered safe and appropriate.

The Folk School Cookbook

Author Nanette Davidson meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes for The Folk School Cookbook. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!

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