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Norway`s Organic Folk High School School with goals and meaning

Self sufficiency-arctic wildlife

Skills to manage yourself. It takes time. Here you will have time, a good teacher and an inspiring community. The globe needs you who want to learn the basics.

Sailing

You get to learn to sail, and navigate inbetween rocks and cliff faces, and to be crafty and sportsmanly by working together to sail over the sea. As well as carry a thousand year tradition forward the the next generation.

Tiny houses constuction

That many people build bigger and bigger houses is a problem for a world of limited space and resources. With this line we want to be a countermeasure for overuse and waste.

Organic Farming

At Fosen Folkehøgskole we have our own farm. We grow potatoes and vegetables, herbs, grains and grass.

Hand work and Design

Wool and leather from our own Villsau sheep, plants to color our hand-spun yarn, and willows to weave into baskets to carry it all in. Our hands and ideas are what make the whole process work, from raw materials to finished products.

Boatbuilding

Turn a tree standing in the forest into a boat bloating across the waves. The journey begins with working in the forest to collect our wood, and ends with our own handmade boat.

Self sufficiency-urban

The modern urban sailor lives in a small space, but grows food in the window sill, has compost in the kitchen, fermented cabbage in the storage room, sour dough in the fridge and "earthquakes" on the porch.

Our goals are:

  • To have people grow into adults
  • To keep old traditons alive
  • To make healthy food with sustainability in mind
  • To work as a community without exhausting people or nature
  • To stimulate critical reflection

 

Good reasons to choose Fosen Folk High School

  • Skills, you can learn to prepare yourself you anything nature can throw at you.
  • Wholeness and context. For example we learn to build a boat so we can take the fish from the ocean.
  • Lots of working inbetween the lines.
  • 3 whole school trips to involve everyone.
  • You will meet many students from other countries, and you will probably be one of them, who have all come together at Fosen because of our unique courses offered. Which can mean much to you later when you have friends from around the world when you want to travel!
  • Wonderful teachers who have more than just one skill.
  • The food. It is healthy, good, local, and organic. Our chefs are just the best, and the kitchen holds Norway's highest certification of organic food preparation: the Debio Gold Mark.

 

Ready for a year at Fosen? Apply for school today!