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Magic Meets Science in Bread Making

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 25, 2015

in Around Campus, Cooking, Featured Classes

Magical. That’s the word used over and over to describe a week at the Folk School. And there’s always something that makes the visit extra special: last May it was the baby barn swallows peeking over the edges of their nests in the rafters outside Davidson Hall. This year it was the mountain laurel in […]

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How Does Your Homestead Grow?

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 5, 2015

in Featured Classes, In the Garden

As lush greenery is filling in the landscape, many of us are planning and planting our home gardens. This summer we are offering four great Weekend Classes that will help you to expand and grow your gardens. A new class by local farmer Jen Stockbridge of Stockbridge Farms in Andrews, NC, will teach you all […]

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Learn How to Play Nice Together

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 28, 2015

in Featured Classes, Music & Dance

I secretly took this video perched on the second floor of the Blacksmith Shop on a pretty typical evening at the Folk School. Who are these folks? A new hot old time band? A group of old friends playing from a chosen repertoire? Nope. They are a group of students, instructors, and Folk School folks […]

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There may be lots of snow still outside but I am real cozy inside weaving away at my loom. I just finished a series of table runners woven with rags. A friend of mine gave me a pile of old sheets and a couple yards of fabric she never used. This was the inspiration to […]

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Around the Keith House with Irish Set Dancing

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 13, 2015

in Featured Classes, Music & Dance

The last time Irish Set Dancing was offered at the Folk School, I decided to sign up to try something new. I love to dance and I am half Irish in the ancestry department, so I thought it would be a good match. As a beginner to the style, I didn’t know what to expect, so […]

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