About CedarRoot Folk School

Cedar trees are the "trees of life". Their roots are not highly visible, but like threads of a resilient community they support the vital functions of a large, visible tree. By making strong rope out of the roots, cedar roots literally tied and held the early societies' world together.


The CedarRoot FolkSchool was founded to help facilitate the transfer of rural skills from one talented community member to another.  We realize that many rural skills are disappearing and we are commited to restoring this knowledge.  “Making household tools, growing and raising food for a family, learning to track animals and forage wild plants; many of the self-sufficiency skills that our grandparents took for granted are now disappearing. We call them ‘endangered skills’. Without creating the space for this knowledge to be passed to the next generation, these skills will be lost”.   Scott Brinton, Director

 

CedarRoot places a high value on craftsmanship in manual skills and inter-generational mentoring.  We gather together those in our community with rural wisdom and assist them in transferring that wisdom through teaching "hand to hand".

 

Watch our youth programs use wildlife tracking skills to add citizen science to the Jefferson Land Trust

 

Find an interesting article about the Folk School movement here.

CedarRoot Folk School :: PO Box 253 :: Nordland, WA 98358 ::  cedarrootschool@gmail.com