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Why Apply to the Metamorphosis Year Program?

Why Apply to the Metamorphosis Year Program?

By: Fellow Jacob Rowland 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 brochures to appeal to...

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...

Larry Littlegeorge on “The Doctrine of Discovery”

Larry Littlegeorge on “The Doctrine of Discovery”

We are excited to have Larry Littlegeorge joining us this upcoming Tuesday to start off the permaculture workshop. He will be discussing how important the repudiation of the document of discovery is. As well as the consequences the document of discovery had and still...

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...