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Conserving and Protecting

By MMFS / October 24, 2019

We work to make sure Marine Mills Folk School reflects our mission and values. One of our fundamental beliefs is the recognition that nature has a significant effect on our wellbeing. We understand how important it is to protect and conserve natural places for us all to enjoy. This past week, Vice President Walter Mondale…

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Featured Class: Knit a Cozy Headband with Liz Towers

By MMFS / October 24, 2019

Bring your early Thanksgiving visitors and have fun learning beginning knitting skills, plus get a start crossing names off your holiday gift list! Join Liz Towers, accomplished knitting teacher, on November 23. Knitters are supportive, enthusiastic, fun, and are wonderful friends! You’ll leave the class comfortable that you are a knitter, too!

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A Poem

By MMFS / October 24, 2019

A recent student shared this poem with us. She said it was the perfect poem after a class at Marine Mills Folk School, as it further connected her experience. We think you’ll enjoy it as well. Wooden Boats—- Judy Brown I have a brother who builds wooden boats,Who knows precisely how a boardCan bend or turn,…

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Meet An Artist: Andrea Martin

By MMFS / October 17, 2019

 We periodically share interviews of artists and volunteers, believing our readers will enjoy getting to know our organization through the stories of those who help us advance our mission. Andrea Martin will be sharing her passion for art and papercutting at her class on November 9. A former biological researcher, Andrea used to spend time dissecting fruit…

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A Grand Time

By MMFS / October 17, 2019

Thanks to all who attended our Community Picnic as we celebrated our first year in operation! The bouncy castle was a hit with the young crowd, and we were tickled to hear all the enthusiasm from those who toured the building and glanced in at on-going classes. We ran out of food, including our birthday…

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More Pictures from our Community Picnic/Anniversary Open House

By MMFS / October 17, 2019
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It’s Time to Party!

By MMFS / October 10, 2019

Don’t forget, join the party next Saturday, October 12 as we celebrate our move to our new location (550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, 55047), and our anniversary of 1 year of offering traditional arts & craft classes in the beautiful St. Croix Valley. We’re less than an hour from the Twin Cities, it’s…

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Sharing Knowledge

By MMFS / October 10, 2019

These days ‘experts’ seem to be getting a bad rap. There’s a lot of talk about disruption and swamps. Most people wouldn’t rush to have open-heart surgery from a person who hadn’t had years of practice and study. Of course there’s something to be said for having a fresh perspective, but we all benefit from…

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Generosity!

By MMFS / October 10, 2019

Wow, we’re SO appreciative of your response to our requests for help –  thank you! We’re continuing to outfit our new spot, to make things easier for our artists, participants, and volunteers. We still need:Microwave – for our artists and students to warm up their lunches during longer classes.Snow Shovel – winter is coming. Enough said.Craft/Hands-on Instruction books – for…

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Bread Musings

By MMFS / October 10, 2019

Bread By E. J. Mudd (curated by Bryce Johnson) Mix flour, water, salt and yeast.If the phone rings, don’t answer.Your fingers are a sticky mess. Let dough rise in a nice, warm place.If the phone rings, don’t answer.You’re creating. Knead till satiny. Divide into loaves.If the phone rings, don’t answer.You’re sculpting. Bake in hot oven till…

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