The Mountain Institute for Lifelong Learning: adultone-week courses

Sun, Mar 31, 2024
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Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA
Warren Wilson College

Want to learn how to process old clothing into pulp to make paper? Weave on a loom using local fiber? Forage and identify wild mushrooms?

The Mountain Institute for Lifelong Learning at Warren Wilson College is offering a full lineup of one-week courses for adult learners this May and July. These intensive short courses take place on the college campus (701 Warren Wilson Rd.), and are taught by Warren Wilson faculty and staff, local artisans and craft folk. Course topics include painting, podcasting, knitting, film making, natural history, fiber arts, birding, mushroom foraging, and fine woodworking, among many others.

“The Mountain Institute for Lifelong Learning is a vessel for community building, exploration, adventure, place-based learning, and the ignition of new passion for lifelong learners,” said Anna Welton, associate dean of community and global engagement at Warren Wilson. “These courses highlight the unique strengths of Warren Wilson College, which has been a hub of experiential learning since its founding as the Asheville Farm School in 1894.”


Adults of all ages (18+) are encouraged to apply. For information on course offerings, fees and registration, visit or email [email protected].