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General News · 17th February 2019
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
This Friday at Folk University Adam Schink master grower at Linnaea will walk you through what you can be doing in your garden at this time of year: from compost to seed preparation. Learn from THE diva of gardeners and bring your questions!

Folk U: What do you know? Share it! Every Friday at 1:00 at the Linnaea Education Centre. Bring a lunch. Inspiration and treats provided. Get the full schedule, updates, field tripes, & learn more at All welcome!

Upcoming in March...

March 1: How to start a business you love with Lovena Harvey founder and CEO of Gathering Place. 

March 2: NIEFS Eyes Wide Open workshop on Self Employment (at Linnaea Lakeview Room) starring the amazing Entrepreneur Panel with some of your favourite Cortes small businesses and organizations.

March 8: Wilderness Survival 101: Make a Fire and Filter Water when you have no gear with outdoor survival lover Billie Taylor

March 15:  Reiki 101: What is it and how you can make use of its healing powers in your life with Reiki Master Carina Verhoefe

March 22: Learn about free digital content available from our library – electronic audiobooks, ebooks, streaming movies and TV shows, there is something for everyone with Matthew James the Community Support Technician with the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

March 25 to 29th: Hand Crafting Week. Every day learn to make something beautiful, practical, and/or delicious.  Registration mandatory!! Limited spots. 1 to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

March 26th: Make delicious and healing fire cide—a basic fermented beverage— with cook and fermenter Kirsten Videluch

March 27th: Make a beautiful piece of coppery jewelry w/ Irene Blueth. Max 8.

March 28th: Learn how to weave and set up your own cardboard loom with postmistress and crafty guru Helene Racine

March 29th: The dyers garden: learn how, what, and when to plant what you need for natural dying with the natural dyer Brigid Weiler.

At Folk University neighbours share their interests and passions with neighbours. Support the series with a $50 class-pass for the year or $5 donation per class. Folk U is brought to you by Cortes Literacy with the generous support of Linnaea Education Centre, Cortes Senior Society, CKTZ, DeCoda, and Cortesians like you.