Educational Philosophy

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” 

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

At Earth Village Education our classes are creative, hands-on, welcoming events. Our instructors and students collaborate to create a learning community based on support and experiential learning as well as intellectual discovery. We enlist the best teachers and strive to offer classes that achieve both a breadth and depth of knowledge as we connect the task at hand to the world at large.

We hope you will join us at Earth Village Education where we believe connecting with the natural world and developing self-sufficiency will lead, quite simply, to a healthier planet and happier people.

 At every class you can expect:

-Teachers who are not only experts in their field but also exceptional educators who are responsive to their student’s needs, questions, and experience levels.

-Course material designed to accommodate a wide range of prior student experience including beginner levels.

-Low student to teacher ratios and personalized instruction.

-Hands-on, learning-by-doing, experiential education. While there are some topics which are suited to short lectures, we make every class as interactive as possible. We know that through experience and exploration information becomes knowledge, knowledge becomes skills, and skills become internalized.

-To enjoy our farm as a retreat! You can immerse yourself in learning and the beauty of the natural landscape. Our farm is a continuous evolution of progress as we turn it into an ever-reaching teaching model with gardens, natural woods, animals, plants and indigenous water features.

 

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”

~ Leo Buscaglia