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Reduce Stress, Improve Creativity

By MMFS / July 11, 2019

What’s between a vacation and a stay-cation?  A wegay-tion:WeekEnd Get AwaY Vacation! Ok, so it doesn’t rhyme as well but you get the concept – low bother, lower budget, and less time investment, but still some time away from your usual, often busy, life.  Do you sometimes find that getting away for a weekend ‘charges your batteries,’ and…

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Featured Class – Deadline July 12

By MMFS / July 11, 2019

Thought about fly fishing but didn’t think you had the patience to learn, or were turned off by the emphasis on using just the right fly and gear? Give Tenkara a try! A Japanese fly fishing technique, Tenkara is a simple, easy to learn approach that focuses on catching fish. Bruce Maher, a local enthusiast…

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Meet An Instructor: Diane Gamm

By MMFS / July 11, 2019

Early in her career Diane worked for the Wilder Foundation at Wilder Forest, teaching team building and crafts to kids and nonprofit organization adult staff, which turned out to be one of her favorite jobs in a varied career. Since taking early retirement she has returned to creative pursuits. How were you introduced to crafting? I…

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Ask Ms. Makers

By MMFS / July 11, 2019

Got a tough question about crafting or other life issues? Ms. Makers will do her best to provide timely and helpful advice, send in your questions today!  DEAR MS. MAKERS: My boyfriend left me after multiple arguments about how to clean up our workshop and store tools. Last week at a party a couple of…

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9 Out Of 10 Doctors Recommend: Go Outside!

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

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

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

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

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

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!

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

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

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

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?

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

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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