Fri, Sep 24|
19778 235th St
Folk Skills Gathering
Join us for two days of connecting with the old traditions. Workshops, snacks and meals (beginning with Saturday lunch ending with Sunday lunch) included. Bring your own tent or camper. Indoor and outdoor amenities provided. Workshops begin at 8:30am.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – Sep 26, 2021, 2:00 PM
19778 235th St, 19778 235th St, Hutchinson, MN 55350, USA
About The Event
New Story Farm is honored to host the Annual Folk Skills Gathering this Autumn. This unique conference offers daily workshops on a variety of disciplines as well as, nature-based activities.
Come a day early and set up your campsite on Friday between 5pm-8pm. No meals will be served on Friday but we will have some tea and snacks available. You will receive breakfast on Saturday morning before the first workshop.
Hemp Processing + Weaving
Saturday Session 1 and Sunday Session 1 In this two-part session, you will get hands-on experience on how to process hemp stalks, spin the fiber and weave it into rope and textile. Participants will go home with their own hemp creations. You will also learn a bit about the history of hemp and the many ways it can be utilized.
Personal Wellness Kit
Saturday Session 1 and 2 In this workshop, you will learn about traditional herbal remedies that our ancestors have used for centuries to stay healthy. You will discover some of the best botanical medicines for basic natural home health care. This class will help you gain an understanding of simple herbal aids for many common ailments including sore throats, coughs, fevers ad other aches and pains. Learn how to create your own person wellness kit for you and your family. You will go home hands-
Saturday Session 2 and Sunday Session 2 In this two-part session, you will get to explore the materials and techniques used by printmakers for centuries to create reproducible images from natural, readily available materials. You will leave this class with an edition of handmade prints, as well the know-how [and several different tools] to continue your practice at home.
Intro to Bush Craft
Sunday Session 2 Join us for an intro to the art of carrying less: Bushcraft! This popular term for wilderness survival skills refers to the practice of using basic tools, along with resources provided by our natural environment to survive and thrive in the great outdoors. This hands-on workshop will introduce the “5 Cs of Bushcraft”: cordage, cover, container, cutting tool and combustion. Participants will have a chance to try their hand at several bushcraft skills. Basics covered in this work
Herbal Therapies for Stress
Sunday Workshop Session 1 and 2 Never has there been a more urgent need to address our emotional wellbeing. Living in a globally connected world that is a click away from an infinite amount of trauma-inducing news it is without wonder we are dealing with an overwhelming amount of anxiety, depression and a mired of other mental health concerns. Join herbalist Katharine Ostrowski of Urban Nettle and learn how to build a tool kit of herbal therapies to help both emotional and physical well-being.
Intro to Spoon Carving
Sunday workshop Session 1 This is an introductory spoon carving class. We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques. After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon. With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student to complete hand carving a spoon!
Wild Foraging + Shamanic Plant
We are very blessed with the extraordinary abundance this Land graciously provides. You will be guided through 76 acres of Native Prairie and Forest to learn how to identify wild edibles and how to connect with your innate plant intuition. This practice allows you to learn more directly from the plant and to deepen your relationship with the plant and tree world around you.