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Intergenerational Learning

By MMFS / January 3, 2019

A grandmother and grandson working together cutting vegetables. A mother and daughter learning together to knit. In the lead up to this holiday season our class participants were reminded of the joy that is found simply by sharing an experience. Sharing the fun of learning, and sharing the difficulties of problem solving. In addition, younger students observed and absorbed the…

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Meet our instructor: Kirsten Skoglund

By MMFS / January 3, 2019

What led to your interest in knitting?Initially from my mother, she was a knitter and weaver. As a young person I didn’t want to be like my mother, but I definitely connected with knitting and enjoyed working with fiber. I was perhaps influenced even more by my father, who loved woodworking. My sister and I spent hours…

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Merry Christmas!

By MMFS / December 25, 2018

Best wishes from all the folks at the Marine Mills Folk School!

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Gift cards now available!

By MMFS / December 11, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, Marine Mills Folk School now sells gift cards! Gift cards can be used to purchase tickets to any of our classes. You can have the gift card emailed to yourself (to print and hand out in person), or have them emailed directly to a friend. Click here to…

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Announcing new temporary Winter locations

By MMFS / December 10, 2018

Our beautiful site in Wilder Forest is difficult to access on weekends, due to snow and ice.  As a result, we’re pleased to announce two new partnerships where our classes will be held from January through March. Gammelgarden Museum, in Scandia, and HWY North in downtown Marine on St. Croix. Both sites are easy to…

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Volunteer!

By MMFS / December 10, 2018

We couldn’t build our new folk school without help from volunteers.  The good news is your ‘investment’ of time and talent will bring you new friends, loads of fun, and the satisfaction that you are making an impact.  Here are some areas and skills where we could use help: Outreach to regional businesses such as…

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Lebkuchens Recipe

By MMFS / December 2, 2018

Here’s a family recipe for Lebkuchens, a German holiday season cookie from our Board member Cathy Wegener.  She says they make their cookies over Thanksgiving weekend and then cure with apple slices until Christmas: Mix together, bring to boil and then cool: ½ cup of honey ½ cup of molasses Stir in: 1 egg 1…

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Why a folk school? Why here? Why now?

By MMFS / December 1, 2018

In 2017, Marine on St. Croix lost its elementary school, the center of our village for over 165 years. Generations of visitors have loved the serenity, beauty and recreational opportunities of the St. Croix river and valley, but I believed our area needed an additional ‘pull’ to keep our village thriving. I knew we had…

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Upcoming Classes: December 2018

By MMFS / December 1, 2018

Upcoming Classes:  December 1 Natural Dyeing Beginning Felting: Creating Wool Art December 8  Intergenerational: Learn to Knit Beginning Spinning December 11  Nutrition: Health Through the Holidays December 15 Intergenerational: Cookin’ Kids Class schedule: Click Here

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New Marine on St. Croix folk school teaches long-lost crafts, builds community

By MMFS / November 24, 2018

We were recently featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Read about us here.

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