“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.”
What do you know? Share it.
Folk University is an experiment, a question, a verb. At it’s heart is the hope that at a time when our ideas and differences are being used to divide us from each other, that perhaps we can engage in the act of learning, inspiring, and sharing in a way that brings us closer together. Can we become more independent and interdependent? Can we slow down learning? Can we have fun while doing it? Can we fail and still succeed and succeed and let ourselves continue to fail? We have an island of explorers, gardeners, artists, writers, dancers, farmers, lumberjacks, swimmers, fisher-people, craftspeople, scientists, citizens, professors, home-makers and home-builders. Let’s share what we know. And have fun doing it!
About Folk University
Education for and by the curious folks of Cortes.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
The only university where nobody ever graduates.