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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Spoon Carving with Yuri Moldenhauer 2017

Spoon Carving Workshop With Yuri Moldenhauer April 29 - 30, 2017 Please join us for the weekend (a two day workshop) as we learn an old scandinavian tradition of spoon carving. The workshop will be held at Norwegian Wood Retreat just south of Princeton, MN. The workshop will start with a walk in the woods to identify where the best spoons can be found and end with using it! There will be lots of skills and safety tips learned from start to finish. Bring a bandaid just in case. The class will be taught by local craftsman Yuri Moldenhauer. As Yuri would describe his wood working experience: “I have been involved with some type of wood working pretty much my entire life. I am a carpenter by trade. I found spoon carving around 10 yrs ago after seeing the work of the late Frank Foltz. He mentored me and started me on my love of spoon carving and Buckthorn. I have been teaching for around 7 years now and love to get people interested and involved in the tradition.“ Bring your own sloyd knives. If you don’t have basic tools, please let us know so that we have enough for you to borrow. Carving materials will be provided. Weekend Retreat rate includes Saturday overnight shared room accommodations, meals on Saturday and Sunday, and spoon carving instruction - $250. Class will be held from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Rate without overnight accommodations includes spoon carving instruction and lunch - $150 for both days. Deadline for registration is March 30, 2017. Class will be limited to 8 carvers. Please call 651-335-3449 or email deb@norwegianwoodretreat.com to reserve a spot before deadline. Payment is accepted with check, cash, credit card. www.norwegianwoodretreat.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016






 Spoon Carving Workshop
With Yuri Moldenhauer
April 2 - 3, 2016

Please join us for the weekend (a two day workshop) as we learn an old scandinavian tradition of spoon carving.  The workshop will be held at Norwegian Wood Retreat just south of Princeton, MN.  

The workshop will start with a walk in the woods to identify where the best spoons can be found and end with using it!  There will be lots of skills and safety tips learned from start to finish. Bring a bandaid just in case.  The class will be taught by local craftsman Yuri Moldenhauer. 

As Yuri would describe his wood working experience: “I have been involved with some type of wood working pretty much my entire life. I am a carpenter by trade. I found spoon carving around 10 yrs ago after seeing the work of the late Frank Foltz. He mentored me and started me on my love of spoon carving and Buckthorn. I have been teaching for around 7 years now and love to get people interested and involved in the tradition. “


Bring your own sloyd knives.  If you don’t have basic tools, please let us know so that we have enough for you to borrow.  Carving materials will be provided.

Weekend Retreat rate includes Saturday overnight shared room accommodations, meals on Saturday and Sunday, and spoon carving instruction - $200.  Class will be held from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 

Rate without overnight accommodations includes spoon carving instruction and lunch - $150 for both days.

Deadline for registration is March 15, 2016.  Class will be limited to 8 carvers.  Please call 651-335-3449 or email deb@norwegianwoodretreat.com to reserve a spot before deadline.  Payment is accepted with check, cash, credit card. 




Friday, April 10, 2015

Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop - August 30, 2015


Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop

Sunday, August 30, 2015 
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Presented by Nick and Sarah Jordan
30440 Highway 169, Princeton, MN 55371
Cost - $50 per person



This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms.  Activities will include a photo presentation of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, a mushroom foray in the woodland, cooking and sampling wild mushroom pizzas!  Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each group of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable species found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!

Bring a bag lunch,  camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and are curious about, or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER!  Suggested field guide:  North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Miller & Miller 2006.

About the Instructors:  Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working to help protect rare insect species and their habitats. She spends her free time documenting, identifying, and enjoying fungi. Nick Jordan believes that fungi are our allies and that their role on this planet is powerful and often underestimated. During the summer, he and Sarah grow and market vegetables, fruit, and of course mushrooms on their small organic farm in Princeton, MN. For more information visit the instructors‘ Edible Mushroom Website: www.mycomagnet.com

To Register, email deb@norwegianwoodretreat.com, or call Deb at 651-335-3449. Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Payment is accepted by check, credit card, and PayPal. For directions to Norwegian Wood Retreat, go to www.norwegianwoodretreat.com and click on the Google Maps link. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Knitting with Arnhild - April 2015



April 8-10, 2015


Arnhild Hillesland is returning to teach various techniques.  Let us know what you which technique you want to learn or need help with.

Bring your project or start one:
Miscellaneous tips learned over a life time of making sweaters.
            Stitching and cuttin  Attaching facings
            Shoulder seams (two versions)
            Knitting up sts (picking up)
            Spacing buttonholes
            Making buttonholes
            Attaching front bands
            Neckband (collar)

Come for the entire weekend or just for the day.

_____ Full Weekend - $300 includes double room/shared bath/five full meals. Arrive at 4:00 p.m on Friday and leave at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

_____ Single Day - approximately six training hours/day - $120 includes lunch, no overnight accommodations.

Please call Deb Sorenson at 651-335-3449 to make a reservation. Deposit of $50 is required. Payment is accepted by personal check and PayPal and credit cards.

Information about and directions to Norwegian Wood Retreat is on the website. www.norwegianwoodretreat.com

Monday, July 29, 2013





Wild Edible Mushroom Workshop
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Presented by Nick and Sarah Jordan
at Norwegian Wood Retreat, LLC
30440 Highway 169, Princeton, MN 55371
Cost - $40 per person

This workshop is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to begin collecting, identifying, and safely eating wild edible mushrooms.  Activities will include a photo presentation of edible Midwest mushrooms, practice identification with fresh specimens, a mushroom foray in the woodland, cooking and sampling wild mushroom pizzas!  Edibility guidelines, cautions and other pointers will be provided for each group of mushrooms, with emphasis on the most common, delicious, and readily identifiable species found in the Midwest. Dozens of species of edible/inedible/poisonous mushrooms will be on display!

Bring a bag lunch,  camera, notebook, mosquito-proof clothing, basket, and any mushrooms you found and are curious about, or just want to share! THE MORE MUSHROOMS, THE MERRIER!  Suggested field guide:  North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi by Miller & Miller 2006.

About the Instructors:  Sarah Foltz Jordan is a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society working to help protect rare insect species and their habitats. She spends her free time documenting, identifying, and enjoying fungi. Nick Jordan believes that fungi are our allies and that their role on this planet is powerful and often underestimated. During the summer, he and Sarah grow and market vegetables, fruit, and of course mushrooms on their small organic farm in Princeton, MN. For more information visit the instructors‘ Edible Mushroom Website: www.mycomagnet.com

To Register, email deb@norwegianwoodretreat.com, or call Deb at 651-335-3449. Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Payment is accepted by check and PayPal. For directions to Norwegian Wood Retreat, go to www.norwegianwoodretreat.com and click on the Google Maps link. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Nature's Circle - Friends of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge


Please join us to ring in a
Happy, Healthy New Year!

January gathering of Nature’s Circles women will be Sunday, January 6, 3 – 5 PM,
at the beautiful and refreshing Norwegian Wood Retreat, just south of Princeton, west side of US 169.

We’ll focus on health and the healing power of nature at the beginning of a New Year.
Sherry will introduce and lead us in some basic Spring Forest Qigong, so dress comfy for easy movement.
You are invited to bring your favorite health-related books or other natural healing materials/items to discuss and share.
Remember, your school-age daughters/granddaughters are also welcome to participate!

Deb has graciously offered to host us at her B & B/retreat.  Feel free to bring munchies to share.

Directions
From the south: Take US 169 north out of Zimmerman, past intersection with CR 9. Approximately 1-1/2 miles north of CR 9, you will see a blue and white sign for Norwegian Wood and a sign for CR 38. Stay in the left lane and, instead of taking CR 38 east, turn west and CROSS 169. Enter the driveway and take the middle road (with sign) to Norwegian Wood.
From the north:  Take US 169 south past the Princeton exits.  Not quite 2 miles south of the Fairview/McDonald’s exit, look for the Norwegian Wood sign and a sign for CR 38.  Stay in the right lane and, instead of taking CR 38 east, turn directly from 169 into the driveway and take the middle road (with sign) to Norwegian Wood.