Feywood Grove Folk School is a community learning space located at Feywood Grove Farm designed to create an engaging and inclusive space to host skill sharing workshops focused on homesteading topics, community capacity building, and artisanal skills.  Having the folk school on the grounds of Feywood Grove Farm allows us to offer many hands-on learning opportunities in our gardens, with our farm animals, and throughout the forest and wild spaces that are protected by Feywood Grove.  If you are interested in offering a class in our space, collaborating on an event, or building community capacity with us, please contact us!

Covid -19 update:  March 2022 - As the Province of Nova Scotia transitions into living with Covid, our policies will reflect those of the province.  We will NOT be asking for proof of vaccination and masks and social distancing are no longer mandatory.  However, we, the hosts of the folkschool, will continue to wear masks indoors to protect participants and ask that you have the same respect for classmates when possible. ‚Äč

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Feywood Grove Folk School

2022 Workshops

Our Folkschool welcomes you to join us for these hands-on skill sharing opportunities at our farm.  

April 2nd

2022

Orchard Care

Join us to learn about orchard care.  We will discuss plant selection, plant propagation, plant care, pruning, grafting, and other details of keeping a home orchard.  There will be hands-on demonstrations and a tour of our different fruit producing trees and shrubs.  

$20

sliding scale available

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April 23

2022

Garden Series: Get your Garden Started

Join us to learn how to plan & grow a productive garden from seeds.  We will discuss garden planning, seed selection, planting pots & trays, soil mediums, seed germination, lighting, heat requirements, watering techniques, and other tips to get your garden started successfully.  

$20

sliding scale available

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May 7

2022

Garden Series: Raised Bed Building

Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn the best ways to build raised beds, select fertile organic soils, prepare for planting, and site placement.

$20

sliding scale available

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May 21

2022

Goat Care - the basics

Meet our small herd of goats and learn how to feed, house, milk, and care for them!  

$20

sliding scale available

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June 4

2022

Basic Chicken Care & Chick Incubating

Meet our flock of heritage breed chickens and learn how to care for your own flock including breed selection, incubation, feeding, watering, housing, fencing, and basic health needs.

$20

sliding scale available

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July 9

2022

Home Cheesemaking

Join us for a hands-on class learning the basics of home cheesemaking.  We will discuss home dairies, the cheese making process, cheese aging & storage, and prepare 3 different types of cheese!  No experience necessary!  

$20

sliding scale available

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July 23

2022

Soap Making

Join us for this hands-on makers class focused on cold process soap making.  We will demonstrate how to make rich, hydrating goat's milk soap with our own fresh goat's milk!  No experience necessary!

$20

sliding scale available

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August 13

2022

Garden Series: Preserving the Harvest : Jams & pickles

This is a hands on workshop about food preserving through processes of drying, canning, fermenting, and freezing.  We will focus on jams & pickles in this session!

$20

sliding scale available

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August 27

2022

Herbal Remedies

Join us for a tour of the herb gardens and a hands-on workshop making herbal remedies.  We will explore balms, teas, tinctures, and simple syrups.

$20

sliding scale available

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October 15

2022

Garden Series: Seed Saving Workshop

Join us for a tour of our gardens and learn the best methods for saving seed for next year, including plant selection, drying techniques, and how to preserve for the best germination.

$20

sliding scale available

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October 29

2022

Garden Series: Preserving the Harvest: fall crops

This is a hands on workshop about food preserving through processes of drying, canning, fermenting, and freezing.  We will have a special focus on cold storage crops & late fall harvests.

$20

sliding scale available

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We want to make sure our workshops are available to everyone, so please talk to us about sliding scale options if price is a barrier