Carla Emery's School of Country Living Lives

Carla Emery's School of Country living was beset with legal problems, but the rural school wins its battle and continues to educate.
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors
September/October 1975
Add to My MSN

Carla Emery has won her battle to keep her School of Country Living open and operating.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF


Content Tools

Related Content

What Is Your Small Farm?

If you are growing vegetables, making a few homemade wares here and there ... you are practicing goo...

Defending the Country Stereotype

If you’re the first of your friends to move to the country, get some chickens and plant an organic g...

Gardening for Biodiversity

We have a saying around our house: When the pest control truck is at the neighbor’s house, all the s...

MOSES Conference Offers Educational Opportunities for Young Farmers

The annual Organic Farming Conference put on by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Servic...

For those of you who haven't yet heard the good news, Carla Emery's School of Country Living — progress on which was beset with legal problems earlier this year, and feared delayed until at least the spring of 1976 — opened this June after all, with the blessings of Kendrick, Idaho residents. (In case you're not familiar with the incredible Carla, her remarkable Old-Fashioned Recipe Book, and the story of Ms. Emery's now-come-true dream of establishing a School of Country Living, see MOTHER EARTH NEWS NO. 32 and the Plowboy Interview in MOTHER EARTH NEWS NO. 33.)

Of course, nothing of a size and scope akin to what Carla has in mind happens overnight. As things stand, guest cabin and dormitory space is minimal, and many students stay in hotels or other places outside the school, or in their own sleeping bags or tents on the "campus" of the School of Country Living. There's a crying need for more instructors, too: If you're a top-notch, grade-A cheesemaker, tanner, leatherworker, or mechanic and would like to pass your knowledge and skills on to others — let Carla know who you are and where you can be reached.

On the other hand, if you're interested in actually attending the school-either this fall or, next year-now's the time to send a note off (Carla Emery, School of Country Living, Kendrick, Idaho)  to get the lowdown on accommodations, available classes, and whatever else you'd' like to know. And if you can't find the time or means to get to Kendrick for firsthand rural living experience, do the next-best thing: Order up a copy of The Old-Fashioned Recipe Book (available direct from Carla for $12.45 — which goes toward funding the future of the School of Country Living — and 50 cents postage) and treat yourself to a "cookbook" that's . . . well, an education all by itself.








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.