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Traditional Skills Workshops

Traditional Skills Workshops started as a student idea to promote sustainability education at BSU.  Why not learn from those in the community that live it?  There is, on average, one workshop per month that focuses on a skill to increase self-sufficiency.  Workshops during the 2009-2010 academic year included brain tanning a deer hide, carding and spinning yarn, breakmaking, using natural dyes, and planning gardens. Have any ideas for a workshop? Let us know!

New Schedule starting Fall 2014

The Traditional Skills workshops now partner with the Sustainable Tuesday programming on Tuesdays at 5:30pm at the Rail River Folk School.  Visit the Facebook page for updated programming.

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Interested in checking out a Traditional Skills Workshop? Come sign up in the Sustainability Office! 

Students are FREE and others pay $7.

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy -sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)