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Baskets in Southern California

Posted January 27, 2022
by Emily Derke
January in northern Minnesota is a beautiful time of year. The cold temps don’t stop us from…
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Baskets in the North Woods

Posted December 17, 2021
by Emily Derke
Driving down a dirt road in late fall, I notice all of the long, straight willow shoots growing…
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Every Tree Has Stories to Tell

Posted December 2, 2021
by Emily Derke
Earlier this fall, I spent a weekend in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. John Zasada had organized an…
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Learning and teaching reflections

Posted May 6, 2021
by Emily Derke
Teaching is one of the ways I love to connect with and meet new people. Classes can draw a crowd…
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Observations of Plants and Animals

Posted May 6, 2020
by Emily Derke
Learning the terminology for bud ID    As the season changes from winter to spring, there…
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North House Narratives: A Conversation with April Stone

Posted April 16, 2020
by Alex Norman
Things have changed a bit around North House Folk School without the stir of staff, students and…
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Baskets, Food and Learning

Posted March 13, 2020
by Emily Derke
As I begin my time in the Artisan Development Program at North House, I’ll share a bit about…
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