The 2018 Avon Hills Community Bouja at The Avon Hills Folk School was enjoyed by many on a very Bouja like day, cool, cloudy and colorful as many of the fall leaves were still in the trees. Children and adults alike wandered the woods and trails, visited and crossed Spunk Brook. To my knowledge and… Read More 2018 Bouja Pictures!
Guest Writers: Jay L. & Amy H. Hand Camp far exceeded our expectations! Thanks to Kate, Chris and the Schellinger family for putting together a wonderful weekend. This was our second event at the Avon Hills Folk School. The setting is bucolic: rolling wooded hills, burbling creek, crackling bonfires, chickens and a couple of roosters… Read More A Hand Camp Testimonial
Join us at the Avon Hills Folk School for the 3rd Annual Hand Camp September 21st-23rd, 2018. Campers (no extra fee) will arrive at the 64 acres of hills, woods and stream on Friday late afternoon/evening. Take a stroll around the property and explore the woods, stream and settle in. We will also have a… Read More Birchbark, leather, wooden spoons and more! Oh my!
Join us Saturday, August 18th at the Avon Hills Folk School for a one day class where you’ll learn to build your very own ‘backyard’ Pizza/Bread Oven. David S. Cargo is one of the founding members of the Saint Paul Bread Club, a former baker at Trotter’s Cafe and Bakery, a former baker at the St. Agnes… Read More Stack, Fire, Bake Pizza/Bread Oven Class
Our first Basic Timber Framing Class in April filled up! So we were able to add a second class August 17-19. Class begins Friday, August 17th at 3pm. On the 18th and 19th class will being around 8 or 9am and finish by around 5pm. Clark Bremer, experienced Timber Framer and instructor will teach you… Read More Learn the Art of Timber Framing
Guest Writer: John M
When is the last time you purposely stopped what you were doing in your life, to make room for trying something brand new? For me, it’s been a long time.
Our first Basic Timber Framing Class in April filled up! So we were able to add a second class August 17-19th. Class begins around 8-9am each day and goes until 4-5pm. Clark Bremer, experienced Timber Framer and instructor will teach you the history of timber framing and provide you with a working knowledge of the… Read More ADDED: 2nd Basic Timber Framing Class in August 2018
Hope you all had a fun-filled “Woodchuck Day” on February 2nd. It’s -13 below zero today with -32 below zero windchill expected til noon. Just what you’d expect for early February. While it’s freezing outside we are thinking of Spring and classes and events at the Folk School for 2018. Coming up this weekend is… Read More Conferences, Classes & Community
Dear Friends, When you have your head down and your “leaning into the harness” it doesn’t seem like you’re making any progress. But if you occasionally look up you see that progress has been made. There are many people to thank for the growth this year. I won’t even try to enumerate or name them… Read More Looking Back & Looking Ahead
It’s Official! Avon Hills Folk School is a certified 501c3 Non-profit organization in the eyes of the IRS! We just received official response via US Mail last week letting us know that we are now a full-fledged non-profit. It’s a super big deal as gifts and donations of cash and in-kind gifts can now be… Read More Big News!