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Small-farm Farming

Small-farm Farming

Where we come from, so there grows our food.

A Pioneering School

Fosen Folk High School was one of the pioneers in organic farming, when it was invented in the 1970s. That time with was hip, cool, and revolusionary. Students streamed into the school to be with "the new." Now it is becoming more and more common, and exactly because of that you should choose the agriculture line. Both the earth and the community need organic food production.

We push for organic agriculture because we think that it is the future manner for agriculture.

Here you get

  • Cultivated corn, grass, vegetables, fruits, and berries
  • Set horses, cows, sheep, hens, and pigs
  • Take part in all aspects of the work on a little organic farm
  • Learn to make cheese, butter, sausage, slaughter, fish, use a chainsaw, and much, much more
  • Use both a tractor and a horse!
  • Responsibility to grow on!

Going Deeper

In May we will live on the farm for three weeks. A new work season will be on track, and farm work, sowing, and final harvesting will be done following the principles of organic farming, in order to ensure the summer's food production at the school.

We have:

- Our own farm with horses, pigs, hens, and sheep
- A summer farm with a forest we own and can use
- Good shape increase during the year
- Much outdoor life

Equipment List:

- Bicycle
- Working clothes
- Rain clothes
- Rubber boots
- Knife

Meet the Teacher

The agriculture teacher is Anton, and he can get nearly anything to grow.

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 self sufficient 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.