Sharpen Up! – SOLD OUT

Photo of knife being sharpened

  • October 23, 2017
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


In this class, we’ll be learning the basics of getting a good edge on a tool. Whether it be a knife, a chisel, or a pair of scissors, this is your chance to no longer feel embarrassed about all those dull knives in your kitchen! Stones and some sample blades will be provided, but you Continue reading

Diamond Willow in the Wild

Diamond Willow Stick

  • October 28, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Note: this is a field trip class Learn how to identify the willow known as “diamond willow” in the wild! We will learn where willow grows, how to recognize it, and what to look for when harvesting willow. This is a field course, so come dressed for weather, wear rubber boots if possible, and bring Continue reading

Weave Your Own Snowshoes

Make Your Own Snowshoes

  • Weave Your Own Snowshoes
    November 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


In this class you will use a kit to weave your own pair of traditional wooden snowshoes (similar to an Athabascan style) made right here in Duluth, of local black ash. With guidance from the instructor, you will walk away with a fantastic pair of beautiful, handmade snowshoes. Past makers of these snowshoe kits have Continue reading

Designing Your Sustainably Happy Life

  • Sustainably Happy - Day 1 of 3
    November 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sustainably Happy - Day 2 of 3
    November 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sustainably Happy - Day 3 of 3
    November 20, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We all want to be happy, and to live meaningful lives. But life tends to get in the way and before you know it you are busy with the urgent demands of living. We are often too busy to do the very things that bring us joy, sustain our health, and make us feel fulfilled. Continue reading

Learn to play old time banjo!

  • Intro to Banjo - Day 1 of 3
    November 9, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Intro to Banjo - Day 2 of 3
    November 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Intro to Banjo - Day 3 of 3
    November 16, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


You will be in a workshop setting similar to what you might find at an old-time music festival. Our goal is to inspire you to get out to a few festivals and start playing with others! What is Old-Time music? Old-Time music is the genre name given by recordings companies to early string band music Continue reading