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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...

Fellow Profile: Rory O’Hollaren, DS ’18

Fellow Profile: Rory O’Hollaren, DS ’18

Thoreau College’s second fellow cohort includes Deep Springs College alumni Rory O’Hollaren (DS’18), Levi Freedman (DS’18), and Sean Coomey (DS’19). It is exciting to have them here because Thoreau College was born from the virtues of the Nunnian education that is the...

Spring Semester 2021 Begins

Spring Semester 2021 Begins

When we set the stage for our Fall 2020 semester program, our students were aware they could continue on in the new year as fellows after completing the fall semester and taking a much needed winter break. When the fall semester began, we weren't sure who would...

Fall 2020 Accomplishments

Fall 2020 Accomplishments

The second half of 2020 has been an exceptionally busy and productive time for Thoreau College, as we were challenged to face and respond to the ongoing pandemic while continuing to plan, grow, and develop our programs. Since July 2020, Thoreau College has: Secured a...

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

By student Brandon Ipiña Coming to Thoreau College, I wasn’t really sure what it was about. Yes, I did know it would be in the Driftless Region, that there would be time to reflect and to work, and that through all these moments of engagement and practice, I would get...