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ALL THINGS BOATS

 

…there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alaskans are blessed with an abundance of water—ponds, lakes, creeks, sloughs, rivers, estuaries, bays, fjords, sounds, seas, and oceans—with many opportunities to use boats of all sorts. The Folk School of Fairbanks is planning to take advantage of this natural bounty, teaching participants to build boats that will provide a lifetime of recreation, transportation, inspiration, and education. We anticipate that All Things Boats will eventually include classes on building, repairing, restoring, and using a variety of types of boats.

To further this goal, we have prepared a short survey to guide the development of the boatbuilding program at The Folk School. We want to know what kinds of boats you are interested in, what kind of classes will fit into your lifestyle, and how you might like to be involved in the program.

Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey, to help us create a program that meets your needs and that will become an ongoing resource for the community. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your suggestions and participation. Click here for the survey.

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Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CNr0QdoYEbmlrV6Q-aVp54JfZ59TEMjg8glcYFO2bNw/viewform

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Jul
31
Mon
1:30 pm Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower V...
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower V...
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower Varieties  and Floral Design @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bouquets! Exploring Cut Flower Varieties and Floral Design –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need[...]
9:00 am Introduction to Primitive Skills...
Introduction to Primitive Skills...
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Primitive Skills in the Boreal Forest @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Primitive Skills in the Boreal Forest Instructor:  Jeff Yacevich This workshop will introduce students to the tools and skills needed to interact with their boreal forest home. Participants will learn how to use[...]
12:00 pm FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids)
FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids)
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FUNdamentals of Art (for Kids) – 5 individual class sessions Primary Instructor:  Carly Garay    Come learn art FUNdamentals in a creative and encouraging space. We will cover the topics of inspiration, color mixing, self[...]
Aug
2
Wed
10:30 am Biodiversity in the Garden
Biodiversity in the Garden
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Biodiversity in the Garden @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Biodiversity in the Garden –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Aug
7
Mon
1:30 pm Permaculture Overview (2 parts)
Permaculture Overview (2 parts)
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Permaculture Overview (2 parts) @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Permaculture Overview (2 parts) –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at[...]
Aug
12
Sat
9:00 am Sourdough Bread Making (and othe...
Sourdough Bread Making (and othe...
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sourdough Bread Making (and other baked goods) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sourdough Bread Making (and other baked goods) Instructor: Tomas Vrba No matter where in the world you go, wherever you find people, you will find bread. Made well, bread is nutritious with high amounts of carbohydrates,[...]