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More than veggies, gardens produce Joy and Smarts!

Malaika Bishop, Garden Manager
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Have you ever wondered why people get HAPPY when they get their hands in the dirt? For years I have found it remarkable how the garden can change people's moods. Just the other day we had a perfect example of this. The interns arrived in the garden in a funk.  It had been a long emotional day; and they were feeling it. The tone was quiet and somber. We divied up our tasks for the day and got to work. A couple of us went to the old garden for a while and when as we were walking back to the annex garden, I heard singing and laughter.

Strawberry Fields

Malaika Bishop, Garden Manager
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Early this spring we splurged on several pounds of bare root Albion strawberry starts. They are an everberring variety that I have seen produce all the way up until November at a nearby farm. We planted about 100 feet (two rows) of these strawberries and they have done us well. The only problem is that they rarely last on the vine long enough to be picked fully ripe and they certainly  have never seen their way to the kitchen in any real quantity.  Inspired by Jacob, our environmental studies teacher, we have plans to change that!

Woolman Students are Artist-Activists

Emily Zionts, Global Issues Teacher
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Youth as Peacebuilders (YAP) Project is an assignment in the Global Issues class at Woolman. The assignment lasts through out the semester and starts with students choosing a world conflict that they feel passionately about changing. There are 2 major components to the project--the first is a 10-15 page paper where the youth research and analyze the conflict--paying very close attention to represent BOTH sides of the issue.

More Than A New Website

Coleman Watts, Program Coordinator
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Welcome to the new! More than just a new website, this is a space for the Woolman community to reach far beyond campus, and to allow people all over the world to be a part of our community. On this quickly-growing site, you'll find monthly queries to ponder, recipes from our kitchen, blog posts on a vast number of topics, with more coming soon.

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The semester has begun! The night air turned cold this past weekend; some of the staff were hard to recognize wearing their first long-sleeved shirts in months. Labor Day is somewhat business as usual at Woolman and Monday is a full day here.

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The students and faculty have returned from their week-long “Food Intensive” in which they toured many different types of farming operations in Northern California. Their trip culminated in the big day when all that they learned was put into practice as they prepared a meal of local foods for our semi-annual Local Foods Banquet.

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

As I write this message, the stars are just fading in the chill December morning. Out my window I can see the outlines of the Ponderosa pines framed against the barely lightening sky. Graduation for the sixteen students of the Fall 2008 Woolman Semester is just three days away. On Monday, the final projects of the semester, their Citizens of the World research papers were presented to the community in the Meeting House.

News from the Center

Dorothy Henderson, Head of School
Monday, February 16, 2009

We were ready to head out early. The white van and trailer led the way and the blue van was close behind. We headed up Woolman Lane at 8:45 am on Monday morning the 26th of January. The thirteen students of the Spring 2009 Woolman Semester (and six staff) were on their Orientation/Wilderness Week to Jug Handle State Reserve. As with every trip of our program, this one proved to be unique, and not just because we left ahead of schedule!