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Summer Free School at the UBC Farm

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Summer Free School at the UBC Farm

Time: July 30, 2010 to July 31, 2010
Location: The UBC Farm
Street: 6182 South Campus Road
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://summerfreeschool.wordp…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: summer, free, school
Organized By: Your friends from the Summer Free School
Latest Activity: Jun 27, 2010

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You are invited to the First Summer Free School at the UBC Farm! Now I realize you must be thinking "why would I want to go to classes on my weekend... in the summer?", but this isn't a typical day in the classroom.

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We all have something to teach, and we all have a lot to learn. That's what Free School is all about. On July 30-31st, we will share our accumulated knowledge of matters practical, theoretical and radical. We will also celebrate, discuss, make music, get to know the land, eat, and connect with friends old and new.

The idea of the Free School comes from a place called Waldegrave Farm in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, where an inter-generational group of people has gathered every summer over the past 5 years to share skills, knowledge, stories and adventures on a voluntary basis. Free School has featured discussions, workshops and seminars on everything you always wanted to know, and some things you didn't even know you were interested in, ranging from solving algebra problems to green building techniques, from sustainable gardening to raising healthy families and communities, and from setting up a co-op business to playing the banjo!

This summer, we are pleased to bring Free School to the UBC Farm. You're invited to participate. Think about what you would teach if you had a captive audience for an hour or two, what conversation you would host, what game you would start, what skill would you share? This is your chance to shape what Free School becomes. Propose a session when you sign up, or simply come and check out others' sessions. And please also join the facebook group and invite your friends to do the same Word of mouth is the Free School's best friend.

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