Where community & education come first
Promoting joy for living & learning
FolkSoul Farm is a non-profit community and holistic education center located in Ashland, Oregon. FolkSoul Farm's mission is to help educate, elevate & empower the next generation of change makers by creating a living, working visible model of sustainable and holistic living. Through an immersive experiential outdoor farm-based curriculum, with ecology and environmental stewardship woven into the program's foundation, FolkSoul Farm educates children for the whole of life, developing lifelong learners who give purpose to their lives and communities and serve in the world as stewards of social renewal.
We can find nature outside of us only if we have first learned to know her within us
Help us to educate, elevate and empower the next generation of changemakers by creating a visible model of sustainable and holistic living
If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow
FolkSoul Farm is an education community that offers experiential learning programs that are affordable, accessible, and holistic. We strive to serve as a model for social and ecological renewal and educational excellence. FolkSoul Farm weaves culturally-rich Waldorf curriculum with outdoor education through daily wilderness experiences and the practical work of cultivating a sustainable organic farm.
We at FolkSoul Farm seek to act in increasingly creative, collective and intentional ways while integrating a diverse community of children, families, and mentors. Current offerings include a Waldorf early childhood program, a 1st and 2nd grade Waldorf cooperative, farm stewardship program, community work parties, as well as week long camps during breaks and the summer. Future youth and adult programs include permaculture design, ecological restoration, animal husbandry, biodynamics, and reskilling.
Owned and managed by a team of waldorf educators, farmers, permaculturists, outdoor enthusiasts and wilderness guides, all of whom share a deep passion for lifelong learning.Learn more
Located in beautiful Southern Oregon, FolkSoul Farm is guided by principles of permaculture and biodynamics, integrating pasture-rotated livestock, with annual and perennial crops.Learn more
FolkSoul Farm offers innovative educational programs that emphasize an individual’s relationship to the natural world while promoting respect for the environment and humankind.Learn more
Learn about our community offerings, including family farm fridays, parenting education series, farm crafting days and seasonal festivals
FolkSoul Farm admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic group