"We all know the person for whose company we are the better..." Charlotte Mason
The Cultivate Community was founded by a group of friends who love the Lord, love their families, and love each other. Every week for a few years, several of us met weekly in homes with our children, learning Shakespeare, poetry, Plutarch, art, music, handicrafts, and nature. Often the dads even jumped in on the teaching and fun, which resulted in extended "families" sharing education and life together.
In the Fall of 2016, we organized a homeschooling conference in Colorado Springs, titled Cultivate 2016, with guest speaker Susan Chrisman. Attending parents learned the basics of a Charlotte Mason education, including essentials of instruction from birth through high school. After that weekend, a need was recognized for ongoing training for the Charlotte Mason homeschooling families of Colorado. Not only that, but many were asking for an organized community just to connect families and provide support.
From the beginning, the aim of our little group has been to spur one another on, holding each other accountable to shared ideals while operating out of abundant grace as we travel this journey through Charlotte Mason education together. We've already been cultivating our own community, so we trust this larger organization will help you cultivate yours!
Join us, as we continue learning about Charlotte Mason's home education methods and as we continue this lifelong love of learning together, all for the glory of our Creator!