Geology Bike Tour (Afternoon Tour)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Marine and Scandia Area Geology Field Trip by Bicycle! We're sure biking throughout the countryside is a traditional skill that you'll love to experience!  Join Dale Setterholm, retired geologist and biking enthusiast for an entertaining session where you'll see the St. Croix Valley in a new and informed way.  We can't think of a better…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Paddle Making is Back! 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…

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Herbal Remedies for Good Health (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19! 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…

Herbal Remedies for Good Health (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

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…

Birchbark Star Ornaments (Morning Session: In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

During this class, you will learn how to weave a star ornament from birch bark! You will learn about sustainable birch bark harvest, and gain a new appreciation for this local resource.  Materials will be prepped for you, but you will also be provided a demo of how to prep those materials. You will be shown…

Birchbark Star Ornaments (Afternoon Session: In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

During this class, you will learn how to weave a star ornament from birch bark! You will learn about sustainable birch bark harvest, and gain a new appreciation for this local resource. Materials will be prepped for you, but you will also be provided a demo of how to prep those materials. You will be…

Build a Bluebird House! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Bluebirds are highly desirable backyard residents for their attractive plumage, insectivorous diets, and melodious songs. With the right bluebird house positioned properly to attract tenants, any birder can become a bluebird landlord. All bluebirds are cavity-nesting species, and they need safe, secure locations to raise their broods. Unfortunately, they are not assertive, and more aggressive…

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Build your own Snowshoes!!! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

In this two-day 16 hour class (Saturday and Sunday) we will be building snowshoes that will last for generations.  Your experienced guide during this adventure will be Peta Barrett, owner of Women's Wilderness Discovery based out of Ely, MN, where she emphasizes teamwork can build confidence, strengthen courage, and cultivate leadership qualities in women and…

Stone Balancing with Peter Juhl (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix

Photo by instructor 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,…