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September 2019

Herbal Remedies for Good Health

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45 7 tickets left

Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through the woods, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants.  Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing.  Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries by diverse cultures such as Native Americans, China, India, and Nepal. A plant walk will highlight different plants depending upon time of year, growth and the parts…

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Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to Foraging

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$80 12 tickets left

Have you ever thought about foraging in nearby woods, fields, or trails, but haven’t had the knowledge or confidence to do so on your own?  Tanna Worrell, the Friendly Forager,  is based locally and has been sharing her enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, foraging for many years.  Join Tanna as the growing season begins in May, hunting for spring wild edible and medicinal plants.  Participants will learn about how to ethically forage and how to identify some early spring plants. …

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October 2019

Intergenerational: Build a Wooden Paddle

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

$120 4 tickets left

Create a special memory with a young person (age 12+) or build one on your own — in this class you will build a bent shaft canoe paddle.  Imagine:   finish the paddle and then head out on the St. Croix River, or local lake, to paddle using your own hand-made paddle….what could be better?  We can’t think of anything. You will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

$125 3 tickets left

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 10/11 5-8 pm Saturday 10/12  2-5 pm Sunday 10/13  2-5 pm Space is extremely limited, so register early!  Only 4 participants…

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Forest Bathing

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50 15 tickets left

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and have my senses put in order.”  --John Burroughs We are delighted to offer a repeat of this popular class!  Shinrin yoku (colloquially known as forest bathing) is a traditional Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature by mindfully using all five senses.  This class is designed for those looking to increase health and well being in their lives by immersing in, and responding to, the beautiful natural world.  With Nature…

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November 2019

Stone Balancing

November 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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