KLT launches Folk School for adults

By Reader Staff

Registration is now open for Kaniksu Folk School, a traditional skills education series designed for adult learning. Kaniksu Land Trust launched the folk school in response to requests for adult nature education. 

“Parents of the kids who attended our WildCrafting classes would always come up to me and ask when we would start adult classes,” KLT Education Director Dave Kretzschmar said. “We have a lot of talented, qualified local artisans teaching the classes. We are excited to be able to help share their gifts with our community.”  

The spring 2021 series of Kaniksu Folk School begins Saturday, March 20 and extends through May 15. Topics include pack basket weaving, spoon carving, leather tooling, buckskin leather crafting, drop spindle spinning and “Connecting with your Children Through Nature.” 

All take place at Pine Street Woods and are beginner-level, small group classes with participation limits of eight to 12 people. Adults can register for one or more sessions at kaniksulandtrust.org/kaniksu-folk-school. 

Kaniksu Folk School is a new initiative by KLT that aims to enrich lives and foster an ethic of stewardship through the sharing of traditional crafts and music. For more information, visit kaniksu.org or call KLT at 208-263-9471.

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