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May 2020

Announcing Class Cancellations

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MMFS is committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for all our students, instructors, and volunteers.  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.  All classes have been cancelled through May 1, 2020.  At that time we will reassess the changing situation regarding COVID-19 precautions. Students registered for cancelled classes will receive an email with confirming details and will be issued a gift certificate…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

- Sold out!
May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on May 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140.00 Sold out

If you have not been able to take this class yet – now is your chance!  Limited space available! Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing.  Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 9 hours: Friday 5/1 - 5:30pm -…

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Introduction to Stove Carving: House Numbers

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$90 4 tickets left

Create unique hand-carved house numbers with skilled stone mason Mike Tibbetts.  This is how gifted stone masons of the Middle Ages began learning their craft, by creating castle numbers!  Perhaps not, but this class will provide a hands-on introduction to stone carving, and you’ll take  home a beautiful addition for your house.  Learn what material works best, how to create a stone blank of the desired size, design considerations and how to carve stone.  Each participant will take home an…

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Stone Balancing

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60 15 tickets left

The piling of stones has been happening since ancient times, whether for spiritual purposes, identification of burial grounds, navigation, or other reasons.  Stone balancing has been compared to yoga practice, as the mind becomes focused and quiet during the process of balancing the stones. Uniting elements of performance art, sculpture, and meditation, Peter Juhl has been arranging natural stones to create works of art for over twenty years, primarily on the North Shore of Minnesota. The sculptures he creates evoke…

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Healthy Self-Reliance: Forage and Cook Your Food

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60 9 tickets left

An interest in healthy eating and cooking for her young family led Tanna Worrell to search out information about foraging and natural foods.  Her thorough knowledge and passion to teach  others about foraging is reflected in the glowing reports from her previous class participants.  We’re pleased to welcome her back this summer. Join Tanna during each month of the growing season as she shares her knowledge about wild edible and medicinal plants.  The primary focus of each session will be…

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June 2020

Make Your Own Herbal Medicines

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 14 tickets left

Learn about the beneficial plants growing in our own backyards!  There are many useful medicinal herbs:  Dandelions, Creeping Charlie, Plantain broadleaf and violets, to name a few, that volunteer themselves in our yards and gardens and hold a bounty of nutrients as well as therapeutic qualities. We will learn to make a few simple preparations with some of these easy to find and easy to identify plants. Instructor Betsy Nelson, AKA That Food Girl – Culinary Herbalist will demonstrate drying…

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Healthy Self-Reliance: Forage and Cook Your Food

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

An interest in healthy eating and cooking for her young family led Tanna Worrell to search out information about foraging and natural foods.  Her thorough knowledge and passion to teach  others about foraging is reflected in the glowing reports from her previous class participants.  We’re pleased to welcome her back this summer. Join Tanna during each month of the growing season as she shares her knowledge about wild edible and medicinal plants.  The primary focus of each session will be…

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July 2020

Healthy Self-Reliance: Forage and Cook Your Food

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

An interest in healthy eating and cooking for her young family led Tanna Worrell to search out information about foraging and natural foods.  Her thorough knowledge and passion to teach  others about foraging is reflected in the glowing reports from her previous class participants.  We’re pleased to welcome her back this summer. Join Tanna during each month of the growing season as she shares her knowledge about wild edible and medicinal plants.  The primary focus of each session will be…

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August 2020

Foraging Field Trip!

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

Walk in the woods with the Friendly Forager!  Tanna  Worrell is the Friendly Forager, and she is inviting all those interested to join her for a walk in her family’s woods, foraging for natural foods.  Tanna and her family have been foraging their property for over twenty years, so she knows just where to go for the season’s best plants.  This unique opportunity is only being offered through Marine Mills Folk School, giving attendees the chance to learn from one…

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September 2020

Healthy Self-Reliance: Forage and Cook Your Food

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60 10 tickets left

An interest in healthy eating and cooking for her young family led Tanna Worrell to search out information about foraging and natural foods.  Her thorough knowledge and passion to teach  others about foraging is reflected in the glowing reports from her previous class participants.  We’re pleased to welcome her back this summer. Join Tanna during each month of the growing season as she shares her knowledge about wild edible and medicinal plants.  The primary focus of each session will be…

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