Gift Certificates

dfs gift certificatesWe offer gift certificates in the amounts of $20, $45, or $75.

Click here to purchase. Half day classes are $45. Full day classes are $75. An extra material fee will vary depending on the class. Gift certificates are valued at a dollar amount and will not include a material fee.


You have two options for receiving your gift certificate: electronically or by post. We can email you a printable pdf file of the gift certificate, or we can send it by mail.


New Addition to the Campus!


Thanks to John Effland of Rock Opera and Nicholas Tomkins of NS Stoneworks for teaching and leading a great crew of 15+ folks to build a beautiful dry stone retaining wall at the Driftless Folk School these past three days. A fantastic effort by all. Come visit us on October 18th for our fall festival and sit on the beautiful new wall and eat pie.


Driftless Spoon Gathering

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For the simple elegance
An extension of nurturing through food
To free the spoon as it wants to be alive
Because everything is better when it is handmade
It’s relaxing
A form of self expression (more…)

Final Phase of our Guest Cabin!

Last phase of the cabin: SIDING. All the siding was cut, peeled, and milled on the campus. Two walls were completed in a day, and just three and a half are left to complete. There are still opportunities to be part of finishing this hand-crafted home.  The entire cabin has been built by volunteers and all from recycled timber or timber we milled. Thanks to Ken & Michelle Workowski for this amazing gift, Lowell Rheinheimer for the milling, all the volunteers who are now official “tree-skinners,” and Jared Torkelson and Wayne Ott for leading this last phase. If you want to be a part of it, contact us by phone and email and we will add you to the call out list.


Calling All Teachers!

campus live daySubmissions for classes from Sept 15th – April 30th – Due July 31!!  FORM to Register Classes

Propose a Class You Want to Teach

Welcome to Driftless Folk School! Crafting Connections-Building Community Resiliency.

Thank you for your interest in teaching with the Driftless Folk School. Classes in culinary arts, craft, homesteading, farming, wilderness skills, alternative energy, natural building and sustainable living for all ages. Our home campus is in La Farge Wisconsin, and we hold classes, in homes, schools, and halls in the Vernon County area and beyond. In the winter months, more of our classes are held in Viroqua, WI. Please submit ASAP to confirm your priority dates!

Hands-on classes limited to 12 students (inquire about exceptions)
Classes may be half day, full day or multi-day
Full-day classes~9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 1 hour lunch
Half-day classes ~ 9:00AM-12:30PM or 1PM-4:30PM
For full-day courses, instructors receive $30/student + $8/meal if you provide for each day of the class
For half day courses – teachers receive $20/student
The Driftless Folk School (DFS) Program Committee will make all final decisions regarding classes for the term. We will be in touch in regards to your course offering.
Please fill out the online form as clearly and completely as possible, it is what we use to create all promotional material. We will sometimes edit descriptions due to space limitations.
Please consider using the campus for your courses when appropriate. The cabin is available until end of November.
Instructors set supply fees, students will pay to DFS, and DFS will pay instructor in full
Form due July 31, 2015, the sooner it is completed, the more ability we have to confirm your priority dates.

What’s the Buzz?

11751883_1211498892209280_6644538598616473078_nInterested in keeping bees? Already keeping bees? Do you like honey?!
Driftless Folk School has a class coming up that is the bee’s knees.
Summer Bee Keeping ​
with Charlie Koenen
July 18th
Located in La Farge at the folk school’s bee-autiful campus.