Thursday, May 15, 2008

Great Success!!!

Well the first in a series of canning classes was offered last night at the Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. We had about 55 people show up and it went really well. A bit unnerving being on a stage under spotlights with a mic, certainly not usual for a free school class!

For those of you that missed the class there are several more coming up... all listed on the class page of the website.

With that in mind there's a new class that was just posted last night... a beginners organic gardening class! Whoo Hooo! Coming up fairly quick so check it out!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Howdy folks. Just wanted to let you all know that there is a feedback form link on the homepage of the Seattle Free School website. If you've been to a Seattle Free School class and would like us to know what you thought about it please fill out the form. Good, bad, ugly... we want to hear it all, and you'll be doing us and all future students a service by helping us improve the quality of our classes. You can access the form from the website or just click HERE.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Update... a long time coming

Well a lot more going on with the Seattle Free School.

Just this last Saturday I hung out with the folks of Ravenna EcoVillage. They are very excited about the free school and hopefully some of the folks reading this are a part of this. It was a great turn out and I was interviewed again by a local paper. Hopefully we'll see Seattle Free School in the press yet again.

Also for you insiders there are a number of new classes being offered at the school... several smaller classes that require sign up so get your name on the list soon! As a note, classes at the library don't have a sign up as they have to be open to everyone per library policy so as long as we don't max out the room everyone is welcome.

We also would like to announce that we're partnering with two local nonprofits! Clare from the Giving Tree in Downtown Seattle contacted us after seeing an article in the North Seattle Herald and asked us, yes ASKED US, to partner with her space. How excellent is that? In fact she's going to start off our use of the space by teaching one of the classes we just posted. Really cool and durable paper baskets which look amazing!

We're also partnering with the Neighborhood House in High Point and have already offered a small cheese making class as part of their open house. We should be having more classes with them soon including a possible basic AUTO CLASS!!! I know you folks have been asking for more of these so here it comes.

With that in mind, if you have a car that needs basic brake work we might be able to partner with you to do a Seattle Free School class... just drop us an email and we'll see if we can work something out. That's right, get a pro to work on your brakes, teach some folks how to do it and get your car fixed! What could be better!?!

We've got some great classes coming up too.. the canning class this Wednesday promises to be a VERY large class with about 80 people signed up so far (the space only holds 90 so we might max out!). Exciting for sure but also a bit scary for me as I've never taught to that many people to say the least!

Finally, I know I've promised some big news but I'm not quite ready to announce it yet as I don't want to jinx it... but lets just say that there may be some mention of the Seattle Free School in a big ol glossy magazine soon... well, September, but that's starting to seem like soon...

Alright folks, that's it for now. See you at a Seattle Free School class soon!