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:  Due to the current health regulations, we are limiting capacity for our in-person workshops to ensure social distancing.  Masks will be mandatory at all indoor workshops or outdoor workshops where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.  

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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.

November

2020

Vegan Cooking Class with Chef Susan MacDonald

This workshop will be hosted at the Cape Breton Farmer's Market and will include a hands-on demonstration of a full vegan meal highlighting seasonally available ingredients.  Participants will get to take home a portion of the lovely vegan meal at the end of the workshop.

Limited Capacity - Please register early

Free

donations accepted

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December 5  3pm

2020

Holiday Wreath Making with Jill Cloud

Join us in a wreath making workshop where you will be guided to harvest greens and design a holiday wreath using natural & local materials to create your own wreath you can take home!  

Free

donations accepted

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January 16

3pm

2021

Virtual: Transitioning from Hobby to Market

Join us for a discussion on the many products you can create and grow and how to transition those items from a hobby to a market product.

Free

Virtual

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February 20

 3pm

2021

Virtual: Planning your Garden with Demmarest Haney

Join host Demmarest Haney for a garden planning session where you will learn about site placement, soil health, raised bed construction, and how to source and select the best seeds and transplants for our maritime weather.  There will be a Q & A at the end where you can ask your site specific questions.

Free

Virtual

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March 

2021

COMBO CLASS:  Forest Gardening with Ruth Lapp & Orchard Care with Joe Parish

The first session of the day will be a presentation by Ruth Lapp about food forest gardening, where she will focus on the benefits and challenges of this permaculture approach and how best to apply it in Cape Breton.

Our second session of the day will be a hands-on demonstration by Joe Parish in the Feywood Grove Farm orchard where he will discuss pruning, grafting, and other orchard care for our climate.

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED - PLEASE REGISTER EARLY

Free

donations accepted

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2021

Children in the Garden

Join Kim Tilsley and Demmarest Haney for a conversation about how to make gardens an engaging place for children to learn and play while remaining productive spaces to grow food & flowers.  Kimberly organizes the community garden and children's programs at the Coady & Tompkins Memorial Library as well as being a farmer.  Demmarest is a homesteading & homeschooling mama as well as a community & university educator.  

free

donations accepted

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