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...
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...
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...
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...