Archive for January 2019

Antidote for Winter Blues

As Midwesterners, we need to be resourceful to fight off the ‘winter blues’. Cold weather, grey skies, and shorter days can all contribute to a general feeling of low energy and lethargy. While sufferers of ‘seasonal affective disorder (SAD)’ need more professional support and therapies, chances are many of our readers recognize this general malaise in themselves and…

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Reminder: New Temporary Winter Locations

Our beautiful site in Wilder Forest is difficult to access on weekends, due to snow and ice. As a result, we are partnering with two wonderful organizations and will host classes in downtown Marine on St. Croix at HWY North  and downtown Scandia at The Gammelgarden Museum from now until the end of April (the snow and ice season has to…

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Meet Andy Wallace

Meet one of our founding Board members, Andy Wallace, who shares a bit about the skills he brings to our organization, and why he volunteers with the Marine Mills Folk School. Tell us a bit about yourself: I grew up in St. Croix Valley.  My wife and I lived out of state when first married, but after…

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Intergenerational Learning

A grandmother and grandson working together cutting vegetables. A mother and daughter learning together to knit. In the lead up to this holiday season our class participants were reminded of the joy that is found simply by sharing an experience. Sharing the fun of learning, and sharing the difficulties of problem solving. In addition, younger students observed and absorbed the…

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Meet our instructor: Kirsten Skoglund

What led to your interest in knitting?Initially from my mother, she was a knitter and weaver. As a young person I didn’t want to be like my mother, but I definitely connected with knitting and enjoyed working with fiber. I was perhaps influenced even more by my father, who loved woodworking. My sister and I spent hours…

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