Archive for February 2020

A Dog’s Life

If you own a dog, you know they are always in better spirits and much better behaved if they get walked regularly. Turns out dogs are on to something! As described in a recent Yale publication, a large study has shown that people who spend at least two hours a week, even if split between multiple…

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New “Maple Syruping” Class Just Added

The Smith extended family has been making maple syrup in the St. Croix Valley for many, many years! We’re excited to announce they’ve agreed to share their approach and tips with interested maple-syrup-maker novices. Have you thought about tapping trees but always miss the season? Not sure where to start? Want to show your kids…

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Recycling: More Classes

While the push is on to reduce the use of plastic bags, it’s not yet practical to completely eliminate their use. Here’s a way to productively use your plastic bags and keep them out of landfills: Plochet a Basket (Crochet with Plastic Bags). Join Cara Corey on March 21 to first learn how to make ‘plarn’…

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We’re Growing! And Need Help!

Marine Mills Folk School is continually working to find wonderful artists and instructors to offer a growing number of hands-on classes. Isn’t it great? In the not too distant future we’ll be big and glossy (unlikely) and able to offer paid folk art internships to help organize our classes (hopefully) but for now we rely…

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Upcoming Classes

We’ve got some fun classes coming up!  Whether you’re interested in Baking, Ukrainian Egg Decorating for Easter, Gardening, Blue Grass Jam Session, Crop Art or something else, we’ve probably got the class for you.  Here is more information.

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The Last Thing – Maple Syrup

Beth Dooley taught a December class at Marine Mills Folk School that focused on using recipes that used nature’s natural sweeteners, including maple syrup. We look forward to welcoming Beth back for future classes. In the meantime, you can find more recipes in her cookbook Sweet Nature. Maple Ginger Frango   — Beth Dooley(as featured in the Minneapolis…

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Engaging Classes

Photo Credit: Chuck Roelofs Engage your brain and hands, meet new friends, and enjoy some time in the magical St. Croix River Valley! Minnesota’s winter months are beautiful – come take a class then find a fun local place to have lunch or a hot chocolate, and remind yourself why you choose to live in…

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Featured Class – Sourdough: From Start to Finish

Just what you’ve been asking for! Learn all the secrets of sourdough bread making! This 2 day class begins on Friday, April 3 where students will get a sneak preview plus start the fermenting process. On Saturday, April 4 master breadmakers Bryce Johnson and Ross Safford will guide you through the steps of making bread…

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Don’t Miss This! Writer’s Workshop with Marge Barrett

We’re so darned excited to welcome back Marge Barrett for another in her series of Writer’s Workshops. This time it’s ‘Telling the Story’ on April 4, where she’ll be focusing on storytelling across all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry). Marge will combine reading and discussion of stories from master storytellers to writing exercises where you’ll work on the…

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Announcing our Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day Extravaganza!

We’re pretty sure you’ve been inundated with advertising suggestions to buy your sweetie some jewelry or a car or a mattress.  We’re also pretty sure you’ve been inundated with advertising suggestions to honor Presidents Washington and Lincoln by buying some jewelery or a car or a mattress. We’re not doing that.  Of course take advantage…

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