Bee[k]end: For the love of the hive

Date: Sept 23 & 24, 2017

Fee: Fees vary depending on classes taken

Time: Classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings

Location: Driftless Folk School Campus, E13858 County Road D, La Farge, WI

Join us for a weekend dedicated to Beekeeping, and all things Apis Melliferra. Classes will be offered on caring for bees, as well as the uses of honey and beeswax. A member of Ridge and Valley beekeepers will ‘bee’ on hand to help small-scale beekeepers with honey extraction. Bring your frames! Also, bring a dish to share for an early potluck on Saturday. We will have a pot of chili on the stove to share.

Bee[k]end classes include...
- Fall Essentials: Preparing your hives for the Wisconsin Winter with instructor Jordan Bendel
- Making Mead with instructor Bjorn Bergman
- Beeswax Candle Making with instructor Martha Buche

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Driftless Spoon Gathering - 5th Annual

Date: Sept 22-24, 2017 (optional arrival Friday, Sept 22 for camping)
Time: Registration and coffee at 9:00am, demos at 10:00am and throughout the day
Cost: $15/individual or $25/family
Location: La Farge Village Park, La Farge, WI (separate $10/night fee for camping payable to La Farge Village)

In this two day skill-sharing event, spoon carving instructors and carving hobbyists gather together to carve, learn and share techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and beginners will be well cared for.

Listen to the sound of hatchets hewing and help fill the floor with wood shavings. Enjoy the tradition of a Spoon Pass and the opportunity to purchase spoons, bowls, and tools from artisans. Basic carving knives and sharpening supplies will be available on loan to beginners and also available for purchase. Bring spoon blanks and green wood if you have them, and don’t forget a lunch and snacks to keep you going. Coffee and tea will be available. Bring something for a potluck gathering Saturday evening. Camp in the park Friday and Saturday night, if you like, for community campfire and stories.

DSC06491Driftless Folk School Annual Fall Festival

Date: October 15, 2017

Time: 1- 4:30 pm

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members

Location: Driftless Folk School Campus, E13858 County Road D, La Farge, WI

The leaves have turned from the green of summer to brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn’s paint brush on the Driftless region’s hillsides. The fruits of your summer labors have ripened on the vines and branches to become the center of delicious home-made pies. Fall is the time of year that we stand back to admire what our hard work has grown. The Driftless Folk School shares this sentiment with our farming neighbors. Every year at this time, we gather together those that have helped the Driftless Folk School succeed and grow to share what the last year has brought to us. Our Annual Fall Festival is our way of thanking our donors, instructors, volunteers, and former students for the year’s success and growth. We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 15th to see how we’ve grown over the year, and where we are headed in the years to come.

Catalog Reveal & Campus Open

Date: April 23, 2017

Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Cost: FREE 

Location: Driftless Folk School Campus, E13858 County Road D, La Farge, WI

Join us at the Driftless Folk School campus near La Farge, WI for a day of clean-up and preparation for the coming season of classes. As in years past, we will share work, stories, and laughter. We hope that you will volunteer your muscles, skills, and time to get the Driftless Folk School campus ready for another season of learning. At 4pm, join us in welcoming our 2017 instructors and the debut of our catalog with a potluck and grill-out.