Whatcom Folk School, a nonprofit organization that has offered hundreds of community education classes since its founding in 2011, will be on hiatus during spring and summer this year. No classes will be scheduled for the foreseeable future.
According to Cindi Landreth, one of the school’s founders and president of its board of directors, the decision to go on hiatus is due to increased competition for teachers and students, a lack of time for volunteers on the school’s board, a lack of funding, and a need to restructure the school’s business model.
Landreth said several current board members are staying on to help re-tool the organization so it can offer classes again at some point in the future, according to a news release.
Whatcom Folk School has offered classes on a wide variety of subjects in his three-year history, including native plant studies, sustainable farming, cedar-basket making, African drumming, food preservation techniques, personal development, bicycle maintenance, language skills, composting and gardening, basic electrical wiring, cob construction and bitcoin mining.
The school can still be contacted by email at info@WhatcomFolkSchool.org, for those seeking more information or those who would like to be involved with the organization’s future.