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March 19, 2017

Circular Saw Skillz

Would you like to build things out of wood, but you don’t feel entirely uncomfortable using your handheld circular saw? This class is a great opportunity to discover how to use your saw effectively, whether you’re cutting 2×6 rafters, or whether you’re ripping plywood. We’ll learn how to adjust the saw, we’ll learn tricks toContinue Reading
Make and American Kestrel Box with the Duluth Folk School
March 13, 2017

Adult + Youth Basic Woodworking

Adult + Youth Basic Woodworking Skills Series: Build a Kestrel Box In this service class, we are partnering with the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog to provide an opportunity for adults to work with a child/grandchild/mentee/friend to build an American kestrel nesting box that will be used by researchers in the Sax-Zim area. You will learnContinue Reading
Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
March 13, 2017

Intro to Kayaking

You’ve always wanted to learn how to kayak. Well, 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 for you, and whatContinue Reading
Seed Starting with the Duluth Folk School
March 9, 2017

Seed Starting: The Science and the Practical

This class will cover everything you need to know about starting seeds from scratch including the timeline for when to start your seeds, the best soil mixes, light requirements, and how and when to transplant your seedlings. The instructor will demonstrate various systems for starting seeds from an urban farm scale to the home gardenContinue Reading
Rod Building with the Duluth Folk School
March 6, 2017

Build the Fishing Rod You Won’t Find in a Store

Building your own fishing rod can be fun and rewarding! If you’ve always wanted to create a fishing rod that was exactly what you’ve always wanted, both in terms of fit, and in terms of performance, this class is for you! In this class, you will learn how to select rod blanks and components toContinue Reading
Beginner Bike Maintenance with the Duluth Folk School
March 6, 2017

Beginner Bike Maintenance

In this class, you’ll learn how to identify common problems that occur with bicycles, and you’ll practice making the necessary corrections and adjustments for safe and smooth operation. Bring your bicycle to class and learn how to get your brakes working, your derailleur adjusted, and your chain lubed. We will cover tube and tire replacement,Continue Reading
March 4, 2017

Summer Sausage Party – Learn to Make Sausage!

Have you always wanted to learn how to make venison sausage? Or to make any kind of sausage from your own meat? Come join John and Jesse, who have been making sausage with their families for years! John’s family makes smoked Polish sausage with pork and beef. Jesse’s family makes fresh bratwurst using venison andContinue Reading
March 4, 2017

Wild Colors – Natural Dyeing with Local Plants

You’ve chopped down the tansy, pulled the buckthorn, and trimmed the poplars. Now what do you do with it all? In this class, you’ll learn things like how to turn this invasive, unwelcome buckthorn… …into beautiful colors like this!   To learn more and to register, follow this LINK!
February 24, 2017

Sheep Shearing Field Trip

Would you like to join us for a great opportunity to witness a sheep shearing by a professional shearer, get a tour of a working wool and chicken farm, and finish the day with a fun, family-style potluck? Then this class is for you! We will be visiting the Whippoorwill Farm in Iron River, WisconsinContinue Reading


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806


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