I just finished teaching a weekend class on pollinators and gardening at the Folk School. My class was a great group of folks. We learned about seeding starting and growing native milkweeds for monarch eggs and caterpillars, planting flowers, native shrubs and trees for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, the challenges of neonicotinoids and herbicides. The […]
Empty Bowls checks of $3,188 each were presented this week to the Cherokee County Sharing Center and Clay County Food Pantry. The 10th Annual Empty Bowls was held on March 12 at the Folk School. The Empty Bowls fundraiser for Cherokee and Clay County food banks has been organized by Resident Potter Mike Lalone and […]
The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on April 30. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn, marched through Studio Row to Keith House and ended by the Maypole. Then the Morris Dancers entertained the crowd with some lively dance numbers. Happy Spring!
The Friday night before the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction, over 25 blacksmiths of the Southern Appalachian region met in the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop for a Hammer-In to collaborate on fine artisan projects to donate to the auction. This was the 3rd Annual Hammer-In and the shop was open to the public to view […]
We see some pretty amazing things here at the Folk School like this rainbow that was photographed about a week ago by our Resident Blacksmith Paul Garrett, using his iPhone, with no retouching. If you look closely, you may see the second rainbow directly over the large elm on the left!