Fosen Folk School is internationally recoginized as a Craft school. Here you will learn to make things from scratch, usually with material found in nature and old techniques. The boat building class will fell the very trees they'll use to build thier boats. And those on the Handwork line will spin and knit with yarn from the school's sheep, and can color that yarn with moss and heather.
We like to call ourselves a self-reliancy school. In a time when so much of that around us is made by someone else we want to teach you to be independant and self-reliant, without giving in to consumerism. We believe that everyone who can should grown more of their own food, fish more, and consume and throw away less. Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair.
Self-reliance runs through both our courses, and our electives. In Mini-house building you will learn to build an enviormentally friendly, energy efficient house. In Farming you will learn to grow your own food, and raise animals, on a small scale. In Self-reliance you will learn to repair clothes and equipment, grow your own food, and make all sorts of different things. In this way you can consume less, while living in either the town or the country.
Our school has it's own organic farm with animals and vegetables. A majority of the meat and vegetables we eat comes from our farm, giving us a unique relationship to the food we eat and the ingredients we use. We try to serve organic and locally produced food as much as possible.