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Gateway Trailside   &   Smith + Trade
Bring you Gather and Grace 
'Cultivating and Growing A Community with Love and Purpose'

Gateway Trailside & Smith + Trade Bring you on-farm art classes & workshops where you can enjoy nature while learning a new craft.

ART CLASSES

Classes are held at the picturesque Spruce Hill Equestrian Farms next to the Gateway Trailside in Stillwater.
Meet at the Mercantile where the Nostalgic Trolley will take you on a 10 minute ride through historic Stillwater.
(Please be aware of departure times for the trolley)
Continuing to the rolling beautiful hills of Spruce Hill Farms.
You will meet your Artisan where you will be inspired to start creating your craft.
Relax and take in the views while enjoying a delicious meal and drink
prepared by Gateway Trailside.
Hop on the Trolley for your journey back to the Mercantile. 

Find a class that inspires you and enjoy the day amongst the beauty of nature. 

Spring and Summer Classes
May 22nd
Special Event at Spruce Hill Farms 
Live Music - Artisans Creating
Food Truck by Gateway Trailside


Spend the afternoon watching Artisans Create + Relax + Enjoy Live Music and take in the views at Spruce Hills Farms!


Ride the Trolley from Smith + Trade to the beautiful Equetrian Farm.
Tickets only $15.00
- presale tickets -
More information and sign here
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May 27th
What Are The Weeds In Your Yard? Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm



Learn about 20 herbs that are commonly found in backyards and our community spaces. Discover their hidden medicinal uses. We will also discuss safe harvesting, processing of herbs and how to utilize them.
More information and sign up click here
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May 28th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class 
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm 

Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here 
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May 29th
Make Your Own Bug Spray Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm


Learn how to make your own bug spray for tics, mosquitoes and flies using essential oils and herbal blends. We will discuss different essential oils and herbs that when combined together work well to combat these pests. There will also be discussion around helpful plants to add to patio pots and gardens to aid in the fight against pesky bugs. Attendees will make their own spray to bring home with them.
More information and sign up click here
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June 12th
Little Leather Handled Tote Basket Weaving Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farms

The Little Leather Handled Tote Basket makes a fantastic tote. It is very strong, due to its leather handles that are woven through the entire basket.
No prior basket weaving experience required,
only an adventurous spirit.
Spend a Sunday with friends while creating what is sure to
become an heirloom piece with a lot of functionality woven in.
More information and sing up click here

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June 13th
Medicine On The Trail Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm


Come take a 1.5 hour walk on the Gateway Trail where we will explore and discover medicinal and edible plants that grow on our trails and near our backyards, and learn some of their common uses.
More information and sign up click here
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June 18th
Herb Infused Oils Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm

Learn how to infuse oil with herbs for eating, medicine, massage and more. Attendees will make their one herb infused oil to take with them and enjoy.
For more information and sign up here
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June 20th
What are the Weeds in Your Yard? Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm


Learn about 20 herbs that are commonly found in backyards and our community spaces. Discover their hidden medicinal uses. We will also discuss safe harvesting, processing of herbs and how to utilize them.
More information and sign up here
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June 24th
Herbal Tea Making Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm



During this class you will learn to blend your own herbal teas for taste, sleep, uplifting the spirit, relaxing blends, and more. You will learn about several herbs and their benefits
More information and sign up here
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June 25th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm


Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here
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July 9th
Linen Stitch Hand Towel Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farms



Gather to knit this super absorbent cotton hand towel using a textured linen stitch. This easy Knit/Purl process is a classic look for any home.
More information or to sign up click here
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July 11th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm

Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here 
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July 19th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class 
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm

Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here
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July 22, 23 & 24
Cinch Making Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm
A 3 day class, you will need to drive to Spruce Hill Farm.


In these informative hands-on workshops offered by Pop Wagner participants learn to make beautiful traditional mohair cinches. Mohair cinches are strong, resistant to dirt and will not sore a horse if properly fitted. Besides that, they are beautiful to look at and offer nearly endless possibilities of design.
More information and to sign up - here
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Aug 9th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class 
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm 

Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here
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August 20th
Little Laundry Basket Weaving Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farms

Everyone, everywhere, creates laundry. So, logically, everyone must need a Little Laundry Basket!
But if you don't have the heart to soil it with actual laundry, then your Little Laundry Basket can grace your bathroom floor by holding clean rolled bath towels and fresh washcloths.
More information or to sign up click here
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Aug 22nd
Arranging Flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm

Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here 
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Sept. 6th
Arranging Flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm


Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here
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Sept. 18th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class
with Gather and Grace at Spruce Hill Farm



Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
More information and sign up click here

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