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OneTree

 

The Folk School is excited to announce “One2Tree”, a partnership between The Folk School and OneTree Alaska, a program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the summer of 2009, both organizations collaborated on the original “OneTree” program; selecting and felling a birch for use by community artists, makers, teachers, and scientists. “One2Tree” seeks to involve community members in drawing inspiration from and utilizing every bit of a birch tree, located on The Folk School’s property. A year of creative pursuits centered around this tree will culminate in a First Friday event at Trax Outdoor Center, on March 2nd, 2018.

The Folk School is looking for participants to be part of “One2Tree” in whatever medium they choose. Come draw, paint, write poetry, compose music, craft a piece from wood or bark, or pose a scientific question about the tree! Please write or call The Folk School to discuss what material you will need from the tree.

Stay tuned for updates about One2Tree events that will be held at The Folk School over the next year:

May 5th, 2017 – a day of making birch syrup from OneTree sap
May 15th, 2017 – a demonstration of how to top the limbs of the OneTree (view photos from this event!)
June 15th, 2017 – a bark harvesting class
August 19th, 2017 – felling the OneTree
March 2nd, 2018 – First Friday event at Trax Outdoor Center

 

 

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Sep
21
Thu
5:00 pm Private Event
Private Event
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
Sep
26
Tue
4:45 pm Adventures in Woodworking II (ag...
Adventures in Woodworking II (ag...
Sep 26 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II (ages 11-14) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (ages 11-14) – (12 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program (in addition to having fun making cool stuff) will be to develop proficiency in a wide[...]
Sep
27
Wed
4:00 pm Adventures in Woodworking I (age...
Adventures in Woodworking I (age...
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I (ages 8-10) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (ages 8-10) – (12 session class) Instructor:  John Manthei Adventures in Woodworking I is designed to expose young students to the most basic principles of working with wood and the[...]
Sep
30
Sat
12:00 pm Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight Pack Raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit. (Or, finish a raft you have started!) Pack rafting[...]
Oct
1
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10:00 am Volunteer Day – Spruce Up The Fo...
Volunteer Day – Spruce Up The Fo...
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Volunteer Day – Spruce Up The Folk School! Sunday, October 1st, will be a much needed volunteer day at The Folk School. If you have a little time that day and would like to join[...]
Oct
2
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei   This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try[...]