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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.

"I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have no lived."
~ Henry David Thoreau (American essayist, poet and philosopher, 1817–1862)