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POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is a policy of Tarweed Folk School that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender identity, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any of our events or operations.

Accessibility Statement

Tarweed Folk School values increasing access to practical arts and place-based skills. Our goal is to make our classes accessible to anyone with an interest in learning. We are happy to provide any information or answer any questions about accessibility or accommodations for any of our classes and locations. Please contact us if you have comments or questions. 

 

Tarweed Folk School is committed to ensuring digital accessibility. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. We want to hear from you if you encounter any accessibility barriers on our digital properties. Please contact us if you have comments or questions. 

Liability in Classes

Tarweed Folk School, Greenbelt Land Trust, Highland Woodshop, Coyle Outside, Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development, and all teachers and volunteers are not not liable for any injury that may occur during a class. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before each class, and Tarweed Folk School teachers and other representatives will notify all participants of any safety risks prior to the activity.

 

Age Requirements

Each teacher has determined a minimum age for their class that is appropriate to the skill being shared. Unless otherwise specified, minors under the age of 18 are only allowed to participate in a class if a parent or guardian is also participating in the class.

Scholarships

Tarweed Folk School believes in removing barriers and bringing Folk School to all! We reserve spaces in every class for scholarship students and award these scholarships, no questions asked. We grant full and half tuition awards; these scholarships do not apply to class materials fees, which are paid separately. If you need a scholarship, please email info@tarweedfolkschool.com to register. 

Waiting Lists

Tarweed Folk School will keep a waiting list for any class that reaches capacity, as determined by the teacher of that class. If there is a cancellation and a spot becomes available, people on the waiting list will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis. To be added to the waiting list of a specific class, please email info@tarweedfolkschool.com.

 

Cancellations

Tarweed Folk School and our partner organizations are able to provide refunds up to two weeks before the start date of the class for with the registration was submitted, though we do retain a $20 fee for return payment processing. If you need to cancel your class within the two week window, a refund is not guaranteed, but will be considered based on several factors.

Privacy

We value the privacy of our students, teachers, and mailing list subscribers. Tarweed Folk School and its partners will not share your email, phone number, or other personal information unless you have given explicit permission to do so.

 

If you are attending a Tarweed Folk School class or event and have signed our liability waiver, you consent to your photo being used in our promotional material, website, and other material. If you prefer not to be photographed, please let us know before our during your class and we will respect your request.

Class Pricing

Our price structure is determined, in large part, by our values and respect for local materials and support of local educators. Class tuition is based on a few criteria, including cost of tool rental, administrative time, and other factors. Teachers are paid $50 hourly for their time leading the classroom. Class materials are determined by each teacher, and include the cost of materials and time preparing the materials for student use.

Class size

Tarweed Folk School and its teachers limits the class size to 6-15 students to ensure the safety and one-on-one instruction time for all participants. The class size is determined by the availability of tools and equipment, as well as the preference of the class teacher.

Locations

This summer Tarweed is offering classes through our partnerships, operating classes at three distinct locations across Corvallis (Greenbelt Land Trust's Bald Hill Farm, Highland Woodshop, and Coyle Outside). One week prior to your class, you will receive an email with specific instructions on what to bring, how to get to class, and other important details. If you have questions or would like these details sooner than one week before class, please email info@tarweedfolkschool.com.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Tarweed Folk School is a project of Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Corvallis, Oregon. As our fiscal sponsor, Cascade Pacific RC&D enables Tarweed Folk School to operate as a non-profit, so we are able to apply for grants, receive tax-deductible donations, and focus on realizing our mission and values in our inaugural season of growth. Learn more about our partnerships.

Classroom Ethics

As an organization that cultivates non-competitive learning spaces for all, Tarweed Folk School wants to harbor safe, positive, and supportive experiences for its teachers, students, and community. As we grow, more information will be provided regarding how we protect and uphold these values.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our policies or guidelines, please email info@tarweedfolkschool.com.

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