Wild Lore Folk School is a volunteer run nonprofit.

Our core values include:

  • Community self reliance — building local networks that are resilient and healthy
  • Connection to the earth — living in a mutually beneficial relationship with the Earth
  • Accessibility — creating learning opportunities that are accessible (closer to home, affordable, and safer spaces)
  • Independence from industrial production, fossil fuels, and consumer culture — We can independently source and create the tools, goods, and foods we need for living. The ultimate goal being complete sustainability from the ground up. Solutions to climate change and environmental destruction will NOT be found in more technology and industry. We need to re-discover the richness of living with the wild.
  • Democratic organizing — We use horizontal and organic decision-making structures in our organization.
  • Radical pedagogy — sharing knowledge in a diversity of forms beyond the classic student/teacher model