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Dragonflies & Damselflies Workshop

Next session starts: August 5, 2017 9:00 am

This adventure-filled workshop, held in partnership with our friends at the Friends of Sax Zim Bog, will introduce you to the hidden world of our northern dragonflies and damselflies. Several experts from the Minnesota Dragonfly Society will guide you to several spots in the world-famous Sax-Zim Bog to see and…

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Timber-Framed Trestle Pony Party

Next session starts: August 5, 2017 10:00 am

This isn’t a class – it’s more of a daylong ‘event!’ Actually, TWO daylong events (you can register for one or both). You’ll join us as we turn trees into trestles. Registered participants will get hands-on time and instruction with lots of tools. People who don’t want to register are…

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Create Your Own Apron

Next session starts: August 5, 2017 12:00 pm

Now that we’ve been running classes for a while, we’ve noticed that occasionally, people will bring their own aprons to class, to wear and keep their clothes from getting dirty. Some of the aprons we’ve seen have been store-bought, but some have been handmade. Well, as you can imagine, “handmade”…

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The Pressure's On! (Pressure Canning 101)

Next session starts: August 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Together we will learn basic pressure canning procedures, and everyone will get a chance to practice and go home with some canned green beans! Canning safety and equipment safety will be emphasized. We will discuss the benefits of pressure canning over the hot bath method. We will also talk about…

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Lichens & Ferns Workshop

Next session starts: August 12, 2017 9:00 am

This all day workshop, held in partnership with our friends at the Friends of Sax Zim Bog, will include spending the day up at the Sax Zim bog, looking for some of the most often ignored organisms… lichens and ferns. Spend the day learning about the lives of these fascinating…

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Kayaking for Beginners

Next session starts: August 18, 2017 6:00 pm

You’ve always wanted to learn how to kayak. This is your chance! Join highly trained instructor Jen Buseman as she helps you progress from novice to being ready to go out on your own. You will learn about the gear used in sea kayaking, what kind/size of boat is best…

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Stack, Fire, Bake: Building Brick Pizza Ovens

Next session starts: September 2, 2017 10:00 am

Join David S. Cargo as he teaches us how to build a backyard stacked-brick oven! After the oven is built, we’ll fire it up while students learn how to make dough for flatbreads, bread, and pizza! We’ll bake (and eat!) flatbread, bread and pizza, and we’ll use the brick oven…

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Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots

Next session starts: September 9, 2017 9:00 am

With the right design and good gardening techniques, you can transform your yard from a grass monoculture into a vibrant and flourishing naturescape! In this class, we’ll take an interpretive tour of the instructor’s well-designed yardscape (less than a mile away), and then we’ll head back to the Folk School…

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A Well-Oiled Machine

Next session starts: September 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Learn to love your sewing machine! In this class, we’ll take an up-close look at several different sewing machines, of varying designs and ages. How do all these moving parts work together? Learn the things your manual will – and won’t! – tell you. You’ll observe using a machine incorrectly…

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Beginning Millinery and Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

Next session starts: September 16, 2017 9:00 am

Fedora. Top hat. Cowboy hat. Porkpie. Homburg. Cloche. These are the classic hat styles ingrained in the culture of our past. Today, without the rules for style and fashion, we are free to wear white shoes before Memorial Day, and hats are once again becoming fashionable (and rightly so)! In…

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