orphan wisdom school
[ottawa valley, canada]
founded in 2010 by Stephen Jenkinson
Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, ceremonialist and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is a redemptive project that comes from where we come from. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time we may not see.
Our farm is off the grid and not mechanized, and it supports and is supported by a small network of local suppliers and food artisans. It is owned and run by the founders of the Orphan Wisdom School. It is a small and quiet triumph in the Ottawa valley, and a sane alternative to GMO’s, mystery meat food stores and thousand mile urban diets.
intro’d to the orphan wisdom school by this film, the making of humans – by Stephen – and filmed by Ian MacKenzie