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Why Apply to Thoreau College?

Why Apply to Thoreau College?

By Jacob Rowland, 2020 Fall Semester Program Thoreau College is a singular place, and perhaps a hard place to understand. The applicant process is, in a way, opposite to the ordinary college search process: most colleges have extensive websites, virtual tours, and...

Welcome to the New Thoreau College Campus!

Welcome to the New Thoreau College Campus!

At Thoreau College, we have always considered our campus to be Viroqua, Vernon County, and the wider Driftless Region more generally.  Students have lived in several regular residential homes in town that we have rented and equipped with gardens and chicken coops.  We...

Announcing the Microcollege Podcast

Announcing the Microcollege Podcast

This summer Thoreau College launched a new project to spread the word about the many exciting efforts currently underway across the country to rethink and renew education for young people and adults of all ages.  On “Microcollege: The Thoreau College Podcast,” Thoreau...

Who Are Thoreau College Students?

Who Are Thoreau College Students?

Metamorphosis Year #1 Thoreau College - Fall 2021  “Are we really going to throw away the lungs?”  -- Amy Yang, TC2021-2022 This unusual question was put to me in deep earnestness this fall by Amy, one of our 2021-2022 Thoreau College Metamorphosis Year students, as I...

Walkabout Permaculture August 3-6

Walkabout Permaculture August 3-6

Written by: Garden Juju Collective Thoreau College, Driftless Folk School are offering a 4-day Walkabout Permaculture intensive course this summer 3rd - 6th of August in Wisconsin in collaboration with Bridget O’Brien, Dr Charlie Brennan of Garden Juju Collective and...

Thoreau’s Flock – What’s up with the sheep at Thoreau College?

Thoreau’s Flock – What’s up with the sheep at Thoreau College?

On Thursday, December 17, 2020, ten Clun Forest ewes and one Icelandic-Merino ewe arrived at Compostella Farm, home of the Thoreau College farm program. They barrelled out of the trailer and then stood there, looking around sheepishly. Since then, our ewes (and one...