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We are interested in connecting with fellow nature lovers, gardeners, farmers, agriculturalists, classical musicians, folk musicians, hymn singers and opera singers, artists, authors, astronomers, sculptors, mathematicians, scientists, historians, quilters, glassblowers, tapestry weavers, and all around Renaissance men and women who love to work with their hands. Think Olive Dame Campbell and Brasstown, NC. We want to bring in speakers who can show our students the value of handiwork, steady effort, and slow, simmering creativity.

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Watty Chiltoskie demonstrates wood-carving, Southern Highland Craft Guild

“Breaking away from grades and credits, [they] have sought to relate the culture of books to the culture of the soil, which have put personality and its influence above the accumulation of facts, and the work of every day above mere academic learning.” Olive Dame Campbell