Archive for June 2019

9 Out Of 10 Doctors Recommend: Go Outside!

There is growing evidence that the benefits of spending time in nature include stress-relief and improved physiological health such as lowered blood pressure. Those of us lucky enough to have spent time as children at organized camps or on family camping trips have an intuitive understanding of the positive impact on mental and physical health from being…

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Thank You to The Whitson Fund

Marine Mills Folk School recently received a grant from the Whitson Fund of the St. Paul Foundation, to help provide scholarships toward class attendance. We are thankful for the generosity of the Whitson Fund in helping ensure anyone interested in hands-on learning of traditional skills can take our classes.

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Meet an Instructor: Cindy Ruprecht

Cindy Ruprecht has always loved gardening and a simpler life, raising her children on a rustic farm with few modern conveniences. Practical and willing to dig in and figure things out, Cindy loves rug weaving, soap making and other traditional crafts. She has a special affinity for traditional candle making, and will be teaching a…

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New Folk School Student!

This new neighbor is interested in Beekeeping and Homemade Preserves & Jams. Be sure to tell your neighbors and friends about the great classes at Marine Mills Folk School! And send us new class suggestions at info@marinemillsfolkschool. 

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Simple Rhubarb Cake

It’s almost time to say good-bye to home-grown rhubarb until next year…but not too late to try this recipe. Thanks to North Wild Kitchen for this Norwegian rhubarb cake recipe. 5 oz butter¾ cup sugar2 large eggs1 1/2 cup flour1 1/2 tsp baking powder½ cup whole milk2 cup fresh rhubarb, cut into ½ inch pieces2 Tbsp…

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Why Work to Preserve Traditional Skills?

Why work to preserve traditional skills and crafts? Part of any folk school’s existence is tied to preserving and promoting traditional skills. Why not teach classes on database management or how to invest profitably in bitcoin technology or other more intellectual activities? Photo Credit: MMFS  Here’s some writer’s and blogger’s thoughts on why preserving traditional…

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Holiday Class Break

photo credit: Frank McKenna, Unsplash.com No classes over the July 4 holiday week. Enjoy a local park or trip up north, our classes resume July 13.

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Thank you to the Stillwater Kiwanis Club!

We are extremely grateful to local organizations who are helping ensure life-long learners of all ages can attend our classes. The Kiwanis Club of Stillwater recently provided scholarships for young students to attend Digital Photography classes with Carl Wegener. Carl has worked diligently to ensure the kids have these opportunities, and their enthusiastic feedback is…

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Looking for Instructors

While it seems like we’ve just put away the shovels, our programming committee is busy developing our curriculum for next Fall and Winter, with fun and intriguing classes coming your way. We’re looking for some help in connecting with great instructors to teach the following requested classes: Making Deer-hide baby booties and slippers Nordic wood…

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Meet Instructor Peter Juhl

Peter will be teaching ‘Stone Balancing’ on July 20, an intriguing art form that combines natural beauty, design and a bit of luck! Folk schools are practically in his DNA, as his mother began taking him to Danebod Folk School in Tyler, MN when he was around 6 years old. He’s enjoyed it so much that he,…

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