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In the Garden

Japanese aesthetic philosophy inspires us all the way from the Far East to the Folk School. Radically different from Western design, Japanese design principles mesh especially well with the Folk School due to an emphasis on simplicity, unobtrusive beauty, function, irregularity, weathered textures, nature, and tranquility. Cultivate a bonsai, write a haiku, try Ikebana flower arranging, learn about traditional […]

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The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on May 3. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn. The motley and joyous procession marched through studio row to Keith House and ended by the May Pole. Nanette led the may pole dancers, including many […]

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The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Folk School this past Saturday was a merry affair. A frisky and frolicking group of young ones with empty baskets in hand congregated with their families at Open House around 1 p.m. Egg hunters waited patiently behind the red tape for the sign to start. When the signal […]

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From Garden to Table: Lettuce Eat!

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 11, 2014

in Around Campus, In the Garden, The Dining Hall

  The Folk School’s vegetable garden provides organic, seasonal produce for our Dining Hall and our Cooking Studio. This time of the year, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, and collards transfer from their green house tray location to the earth. Volunteer Coordinator/Gardener Joe Baumgartner and the Work/Study crew have been busy tending to the seed starts […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day here at the Folk School.  I caught up with some friends and classmates this week to hear more about what folks are doing to mark the occasion. Karen and Paul  Karen is a second-time Folk School student who brought her husband Paul here for the first time.  They did not pick this […]

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