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VFC Owner Discount on Select Driftless Folk School Classes

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

As the New Year begins, what’s on your bucket list? Are you interested in learning about homeopathy?Driftless-Folk-School-100-mi-meal Grafting fruit trees? Making sourdough bread? Gluten-free baking? Well, you’re in luck! As a VFC Owner, you get the opportunity to participate in a variety of upcoming Driftless Folk School (DFS) Classes at a discount.

VFC Owners receive a discount of $10 off full day classes and $5 off half-day classes. Cheers to learning through DFS in 2015! To learn more and/or register for a course, pick up a catalog or download it,

We hope you enjoy the opportunity to support this growing nonprofit while learning about sustainable agriculture and culinary arts from some great instructors in our community. See below for a listing of upcoming classes offered at a discount to VFC Owners:

Class: Alternative Beekeeping Methods
Instructors: Charlie Koenen
Date: 3/14/15
Description: Explore honey bees, pollination, community dynamics, and the healing nature of bees and the products they create. Charlie will share special treats from the hive. Everyone will work together to make lip balms and salves from beeswax, propolis, and single­press sunflower oil from the Driftless area. Perfect course to learn how to make balms and salves for yourself and as gifts!
Course Fee: $45/$40 VFC Owners 
Register Here:

Class: Fruit Tree Grafting
Instructor: Rikardo Jahnke
Date: 3/28/15
Description: Come learn the magic of fruit tree grafting! With this versatile skill you will be able to make your own apple trees at a fraction of the cost of purchasing them and have the tools to clone any apple tree you happen to fancy. In the class we will discuss and demonstrate whip-and-tongue and cleft grafting in detail. The basics of bridge grafting, bud grafting, and topworking older trees will be covered. The care and protection of young trees, selection of rootstocks, sources of grafting scionwood and general apple orcharding will also be discussed. Each participant will have the opportunity to graft three apple trees to take home (Additional rootstock and scionwood will be available for purchase).
Course Fee: $45/$40 VFC Owners
Supply Fee: $18
Register Here: 

To learn more and/or register for a course, pick up a catalog, download it, check it out on their website, or contact DFS at

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