Top Private School Teaches Students to Farm, Forage and Live Sustainably

Posted on Feb 20 2020 - 10:28am by UOG

According to a class draft, the two-year course, called “Living with the Land”, will combine “traditional building, cooking and craft skills with aspects of ecology, sustainability and community.” The three modules will be “shelter, food and craft.”

“By stripping things back to these basic necessities, we aim to equip students with the skills and understanding they need to survive in a world where self-sufficiency is becoming increasingly important,” it reads.

In the shelter module, students will be taught how to construct “healthy, beautiful, comfortable and spiritually uplifting” buildings with natural materials.

The food module will teach students “cooking through the seasons, making the most of bountiful harvests to see us through the cold months, baking with heritage wheat, making butter and cheese, bacon and pickles”.

The craft module will include “blacksmithing, working wool (weaving, knitting, spinning, fleece), animal husbandry, woodwork, gardening and land care.”


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