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School is in for adults looking to build their River Roots Skills


By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Progress Edition

Root River Skills has been attracting a crowd of students.. Photo submitted by River Roots Skills School



The Board of Directors of Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, a private non-profit center seven miles north of Lanesboro, began planning for a series of adult education classes a few years ago, modeling the structure after those of the North House Folk School. The project grew into what is now known as the River Roots Skills School, whose mission is “Empowering individuals to live and lead a balanced life in a sustainable world”. There are a wide variety of classes, which focus on skills Cheryl Krage, Program Coordinator, describes as things “Grandma and Grandpa used to do, that may have skipped a generation or been lost”. Like other educational programs offered at the center, the River Roots classes seek to utilize experiential, hands-on, skill-based learning.

Classes began in 2014, and started slowly with a couple of classes per month, but have since grown with increasing participant interest and numbers, and have expanded to include a broad variety of class subjects. Krage says the Fall of 2014 is when the board really worked on building the Spring and Summer class catalogue, which include topics in Food, Self & Wellness, Farm & Garden, Handcraft, Sustainable Home, Outdoor Skills, and Eco Tours. February’s classes include: Up-Cycle Blue Jean Rug and Needle Felting for Beginners. Classes from March through August include: Amish Bread Baking, Spinner Fishing, Composting, Square Foot Gardening, Rain Gardens, Deep Nutrition, Paint and Libation, Growing Shiitake Mushrooms, Hot Processed Soap, Beekeeping 101, Wild Edibles, Sustainable Home Eco Tour, Outdoor Writing Workshop, Saving the Monarch Butterfly through Citizen Science, Wool to Dye For – using dyes found in nature, Preserving Tomatoes, Seed Saving, and Birding Eco Tour.

The full catalogue will be available beginning March 1 on the Eagle Bluff website, as well as in print. Eagle Bluff’s updated website should also be available on that date. Classes range in size, typically capping off around twelve people. A minimum of four students is required per class. Prices vary with the class type and length, averaging at approximately $40 for a half-day class, and $75 for a full-day class.

Classes are held on weekends on-site at Eagle Bluff, except the Amish Bread-Baking class, which takes place at the Amish Homestead near Harmony. Classes may take place indoors, outdoors, or a mixture of the two, depending on class content. For exam .....
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Lanesboro School Board hears about Tex-Mex trip

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Dave Rodgers and three high school students, Cassie Rued, Leah Ruen, and Alyssa Gathje, were at the Lanesboro School Board meeting to talk about the recent Tex-Mex trip. Dave Rodgers was a chaperone on the last trip two years ago. This time he was ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Body image and the media

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

The media is often blamed for influencing the way that individuals feel about their body image. Many people of society have expressed concern with the way that the media presents its advertisements, photos, and overall appearance. The individuals ..... 
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Lanesboro seeks to build community foundation, hosting informational meeting

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

LuAnn Wilcox, who works at Idle Time Recreation Services, moved to the Lanesboro area about a year ago. She soon noticed that nearby communities such as Harmony, Preston, and Rushford had community foundations to help provide funding for local proj ..... 
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Poet Michael Lee in Lanesboro for residency; Public event on Sunday, January 18, 4 p.m.

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

From Minneapolis, poet Michael Lee is in Lanesboro as Artist in Residence as Lanesboro Arts’ 40th residency artist since the program was begun in 2001. While in Lanesboro January 5-19, 2015, Michael will be working on writing and editing for his f ..... 
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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Levy confusion cleared up at Lanesboro Schools

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Several people showed up at the Lanesboro school board meeting on December 18 with concerns about property taxes. Residents of Lanesboro recently learned their property taxes would be increasing due an increase in the levy. Superintendent Jeff Bo ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Secret Santa

By Alexis Jorgensen

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen Lanesboro is a truly unique community with a very fun atmosphere year round. Many people are aware of Lanesboro’s various town festivities such as Buffalo Bill Days, Rhubarb Fest, and Art in the Park, but the activities that ..... 
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Arlowe Gerald Rexford

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Arlowe Gerald Rexford, 84, of Lanesboro, died peacefully Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Park Lane Estates in Preston. Arlowe was born March 9, 1930 to William and Alice (Johnson) Rexford in Preston. He attended school in Lanesboro and went to wor ..... 
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