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John C. Campbell Folk School

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davidg618

John C. Campbell Folk School

Has anyone been to the J. C. Campbell school? I've signed up for a course in Sept. (Charcuterie) and would like to hear others' impressions and comments.

David G

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calliekoch

I spent 10 weeks there during the summer of 2010 as a work study. Basically I worked outdoors, mostly gardening, and doing other tasks around the school in exchanges for enrollment in classes. I took classes in blacksmithing, raw cooking, photography, wood carving, and a few others. I absolutely loved it there (in the summer, anyway). It is a beautiful part of the country. The week-long classes really allow you to become immersed in subjects that can rarely be learned anywhere else. It is a wonderful opportunity to take a class there because so many things they have to offer are skills/trades/hobbies that are long forgotten or dying arts with very strong cultural significance.

Enjoy your time there while it lasts!

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davidg618

Another great "thumbs up". I'm going for a weeklong course, and look forward to out-of-class time as well as in-class.

David G

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calliekoch

If you have any specific questions about the school, David, let me know and I may be able to help answer them. Otherwise, enjoy!

Callie

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davidg618

...your extended family.

Although I love the community I live in--earlier blogs strongly support this affection--I am the only foodie within. I went to King Arthur baking classes just to feel someone else's dough.  I've tried to generate interest in sourdough bakiing (or just plain baking) among my neighbors, but they remain content to enjoy my frequent offerings at community pot-lucks, and our annual open house. I've known of the folk school since I was an avid wood-carver (1970's and 80's ) but, still working, could never find the time to attend. I'm looking forward to just being there equally with attending the class.

Regards,

David G