St. Lawrence University

North Country Folk Series

Ideas for Future Workshops

We are in the process of generating ideas for workshops and are looking for input. At present, we have developed the list based on five broad themes:

  • Food/Sustainable Agriculture
  • Green Building
  • Northern Ecology
  • Green Energy
  • The Living Arts

Please have a look at the following list and contact us with: ideas for other workshops, suggestions for workshop instructors and feedback on items in the current list.

Food/Sustainable Agriculture

  • Cheese making
  • Yogurt
  • Granola
  • Sprout Making
  • Canning
  • Greenhouses
  • Season Extension
  • Composting
  • Maple Syrup
  • Beekeeping
  • Vermiculture
  • Root Cellaring
  • Grafting
  • Scything
  • Tempeh
  • Butchering
  • Herbs
  • Dairy/Milking
  • Draft Horses

Northern Ecology

  • Grassland Bird Identification
  • Mammal Tracking
  • Dragonflies of the North Woods
  • Shoreline Ecology
  • Mushrooming
  • Wildcrafting - ethics and techniques
  • The Northern sky
  • Sustainable tree and plant harvesting for dyes
  • Reading the Forested Landscape
  • Winter Ecology/Tracking
  • Stream Ecology

Living Arts

  • Fiber Arts (generally)
  • Wool/Flax Spinning (including drop spindle)
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Weaving
  • Blacksmithing
  • Adirondack pack baskets
  • Rustic furniture
  • Herbal medicine
  • Wood carving, engraving & wood cuts
  • Handmade papers... from local fibers
  • Nature prints
  • Hand bookbinding & book structures
  • Letterpress printing... from wood type
  • Boat/paddle making

Green Building

  • Timber framing
  • Sustainable design
  • Solar dehydrators
  • Straw bale
  • Cordwood masonry
  • Cob oven

Green Energy

  • Solar electric installation
  • Stove making
  • Micro-wind
  • Micro-hydro