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:  July 2021 - Current health regulations allow us to gather for folkschool workshops again. As you may have noticed some of the workshops have been re-scheduled, while others have had to be dropped for this year due to seasonality. We appreciate your understanding in this time of changing restrictions.  ‚Äč

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Growing Community Resilience Series

Feywood Grove Folk School has partnered with the Culture Exchange to bring you a series of workshops designed to strengthen community resilience in changing economic times through hands-on skill sharing and engaging talks with local knowledge holders surrounding food and craft.  The cost of these workshops has been supplemented by the Culture Exchange so that we can bring them to you at a pricepoint that makes them available to the entire community.

July 10

2021

Hugelkultur Design with Ruth Lapp

This workshop will be led by Grandmother Birch Forest Garden Designs' Ruth Lapp.  She will teach us about the construction of Hugelkultur beds and lead us in the hands-on creation of a bed at Feywood Grove Folk School.

Limited Capacity - Please register early

Free

donations accepted

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August 7, 2pm

2021

Tapestry Weaving on a Frame Loom with Elizabeth Burtt Ivey

In this workshop we will learn basic weaving techniques to produce small tapestries on a simple frame loom. Students will be provided with a pre-warped loom and a variety of yarns to complete their tapestry, and instruction on techniques for creating, finishing and displaying their finished items.

Elizabeth studied textile and clay at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and has been an active textile and clay artist, and instructor since 1991. Her work is ever evolving, inspired by the natural environment and materials.  

Free

donations accepted

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August 14, 2pm


2021

Jam Making with Demmarest Haney

Join us for a hands-on demonstration on the best methods for preparing jam with fresh local berries.  We will discuss canning and freezer methods, sugar reduction and alternatives, packaging, and how to transition from hobby to a market product.  

Free

donations accepted

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September4, 2pm

2021

Soap Making with Angela Mercer Penney

 Join local beauty product expert Angela Mercer Penney as she demonstrates how to make handmade soap with an easy to follow recipe that you can learn to prepare in time for holiday gifts!

Free

donations accepted

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September 18,

 2pm

2021

Introduction to Cheesemaking with Demmarest Haney

Join host Demmarest Haney for an introduction to the art of home cheesemaking.  You will learn all about the process, equipment, and skills neccessary to turn fresh milk into yogurt, soft cheese such as chevre, mozzarella, and more!  

Free

donations accepted

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September 25

2pm

2021

Herbal Tea Blends with Susan MacDonald

Chef Susan MacDonald is passionate about herbalism, foraging and all things local.  She will lead a hands-on class about sourcing, drying, and mixing delicious and healthy herbal tea blends.  Participants will be able to make their own signature blends!

Free

donations accepted

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October 2nd

2 pm

2021

Crafting with Plants led by Jill Cloud

You may know Jill Cloud from her beautiful flower creations that she sells at the Cape Breton Farmers Market.  She is an amazing gardener and her knowldege and love of flowers is legendary.  This is your chance to join Jill for a hands on workshop in which she will lead you through the creation of your own art piece using local dried flowers and natural elements.

free

donations accepted

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October 23

2pm

2021

Scraffito Pottery with Demmarest Haney

Scraffito is a surface decoration technique in which you carve or "scratch" designs through one or more layers of colored slip in order to expose a different color of clay underneath, which creates a beautifully detailed image on your pottery piece.  Potter Demmarest Haney will be teaching this technique in a hands-on class in which you will get to select a pre-made pottery piece and carve your own desing into the item.  No pottery experience necessary.

Free

donations accepted

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Feywood Grove Folk School

2021 Workshops

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

March 27

2pm

2021

Garden Series: Seed Starting

Join us to learn how to grow a productive garden from seeds.  We will discuss 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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June 12

2pm

2021

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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June 26

2pm

2021

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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July 24

2pm

2021

Garden Series: Beyond the Veggie Patch

You have your veggie patch planted, but now what?  Join us for a garden tour and discussion of ways you can incorporate permaculture methods of food and medicine production into your landscape.  We will discuss wild harvesting, cultivated berry bushes, fruit trees, herb gardens, and outdoor mushroom production.

$20*

sliding scale available

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July 31

2 pm

2021

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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Cancelled 

August 27 - 29

2021

CANCELLED -Womxn's Rewilding Weekend

Join us for a weekend of sisterhood re-connecting with the land!  All who self identify as women are welcome.  Spirituality will be explored, all paths of belief (or non-belief) are welcome - please respect everyone's individual path.


Friday evening:  Potluck & Bonfire (bring your music makers)

Saturday: Hike & Wildcrafting workshop, Harvest & group lunch preparation, Sacred Sculpture (handbuilt pottery), Supper, Evening Bonfire & Story sharing

Sunday: Herbal Medicine Making, Stone Bracelet Making, Closing Ceremony

Primitive Camping (outhouse, outdoor shower, cooking fires), Friday potluck and Saturday lunch & supper, all workshops and materials included!

$200

sliding scale or labour exchange available

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September 11

2pm

2021

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 16

2pm

2021

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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November 6

2pm

2021

Garden Series: Preserving the Harvest

This is a hands on workshop about food preserving through processes of drying, canning, fermenting, and freezing.

$20*

sliding scale available

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*If you register for the entire garden series, you can take all 6 classes for $100!


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

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