2015 Strawbale Studio Activities

Date Color code: CLASS * Tour* Presentation * Internship.
Instructor: Deanne Bednar unless otherwise noted.
Monthly FULL MOON Activities. Avg 8/ tour, 25/Potluck, 3/Workparty.
Jan 1, 2015 TOUR ~ Jesse & Brian
Jan 2, 2015 TOUR ~ Dawn Holtz group of 7
Jan 3, 2015 TOUR ~ Kirsten & Daniel
Jan 4 – Feb 4, 2015 2015 WINTERNSHIP Brett Lehner & Adam Gerlic, Dean Whitmore, Jennifer Reed, Harry Ruff, Nana Ferfdance, Trevor Biggs
See 2015 Winternship report & blog for details.
Jan 9 & 10, 2015 THATCHING WORKSHOP
Jan 17 & 18, 2015 ROUND POLE Class Guest Instructor: Mark Angelini
Jan 24 & 25, 2015 ROCKET STOVE / Fire Workshop
Jan 29, 2015 Wood Carving Class Guest Instructor: Mark Angelini
1/30/2015 Tempe-making Class Guest Instructor: Kerry Gados
Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015 EARTH PLASTER & Sculpting
Feb – Mar 2015 Renewal, Reed Collection, Repairs
Feb 6, 2015 TOUR Robbie & Shanna ~ Kensington
Feb 9, 2015 TOUR Joe Marion
Feb 11, 2015 Attend Permaculture Meetup: PC lawn
Mar 15, 2015 TOUR, Maina & Alex Moore overnight visit & next day
Mar 21, 2015 TOUR for Rodney & Karla
Mar 25, 2015 Attend Mark Lakemans’ City Repair Presentation, Red Door Gallery, Detroit, Mark Lakeman, City Repair,
Mar 25, 2015 Visit Maina & Gregs’ off-grid Detroit duplex home.
April 3, 2015 TOUR / HANDS-ON activities for Steve Baibeck’s Art Class at MSU
Apr 8, 2015 Attend Permaculture Meetup
Apr 8, 2015 TOUR Sheryl & Michael
Apr 10, 2015 TOUR Kake and Marianne Amin Scott VanSice mom. visit sbs if they can. going to community living gathering in ann arbor. $50 donation.
April 24 – 26, 2015 GREEN LIVING Earth Day Festival ~ Volunteers helped !
Detroit, Mark Lakeman, City Repair, Maina & Greg. Tour off-grid Detroit duplex home.
Apr 27 – May 15, 2015 Intern Julia Goode natural building & helped with gardens.
FULL MOON tour & potluck
May 13, 2015 BAKER COLLEGE. Ann Jacobs’ Interior Design Class tour/hands-on
May 13, 2015 FOX 2 News Video Interview of Strawbale Studio
May 17 FORAGED BRUNCH – herb walk & lunch
May 23 – South East Michigan Permaculture MIXER & tree planting
May 24, Agro-Forest Class & grafting/planting Instructors: Bryan Metts, Mark Angelini, Jared Bogdonov-Hanna, Trevor Neuman
June 2, Tues. FULL MOON tour & potluck
Jun 3 – 5, 2015 TOUR & visit ~ Ed & Shakti
Jun 5, 2015 TOUR & visit ~ Kim Harron, Carol & Gina
June 5-7, 2015 GAIA Singing Weekend with Carolyn McDade
June 20 – 21, 2015 Ortonville Creek Fest SBS Exhibit
Jun 27, 2015 TOUR Brent and Karen Godfrey
July 11- 24, 2015 NATURAL COTTAGE PROJECT Cleveland. Deanne co-teaches with Chris McClellan & Christina Ott.
July 31 FULL MOON & Workparty
Aug 1 – Sept 1 Rox Hanna, Intern
Aug 8 – 14th, 2015 1-weekNATURAL BUILDING INTENSIVE at SBS. Interns ~ Emanuel Dan,
Rox Hanna, Aaron Brown, Luke Stilgenbauer
Aug 14 – 18, 2015 Aaron Brown helped fix and build.
Aug. 29, Sat. 11a – 1p Great Lakes NATURAL BUILDING MEETUP
Aug 29, 2015 FULL MOON Activities
Intern, Laura Moore, Lucy Hermaon
Aug 30 – Oct 20, 2015 Aug 31, 2015 Rennaisance Fest.
Sept 19, 2015 BIO-CHAR DEMONSTRATION – Instructor Karl & Gaylyn Kaufman
Sept 26, 2015 Clarkston Farmers Market – Rocket Stove. Silvia Richie (248) 634-2674 (Sarah Angelini)
Sept 27, 2015 NATURAL BUILDING MEETUP
Sept 27, 2015 Workday & FULL MOON Potluck
Sept 29 2015 WALDORF FIELDTRIP to SBS 3rd Grade
Oct 1-4, 2015 Joel Atkinson. Visits from Ohio, builds 2 doors for Hobbit Sauna with Intern Lucy and M.
October 10 & 17, 2015 FOREST STEWARDSHIP Classes Instructor Rick McAvinchey
Oct 18 – 24. NB gathering NM
Nov. 25, Wed, FULL MOON
November Wood Storage Units built in Open Pole Barn by Volunteers: Micah, Allison, Kathryn.
Dec 6, 2015 CANDLE & Gift-making Class
Dec12, 2015 CANDLE & Gift-making Class
Dec13, 2015 CANDLE & Gift-making Class
Dec 12-13, 2015 Marsha Oyler & Jen Su visit overnight from Ohio
Dec 15, 2015 GREEN CLUB TOUR. Chatsfield School students from Lapeer visit & fire up Rocket Stoves. Teacher, Peter McCreedy
Dec 18 – 19, 2015 Derek Kanwischer’s Sustainable Program students. 2 Day Program at SBS
improvements November Wood Storage Units built in Open Pole Barn by Volunteers: Micah, Allison, Kathryn.
metal cover for timbers
Replace SBS wood stove pipes and refurnish finish
Sauna, 2 new doors, Garden Wall, Living Roof, Sauna Loft, Stove Installation. 1st sauna !
Guest Instructors: Kerry Gados, Mark Angelini, Micah Lindquist
List at bottom of 2014 report. Activities,
NEW construction 2016 New Woodshelter by the Earth Oven & Fire Circle. Lashed round poles, thatched, saltbox design
Maintance & Repair Dead trees against or near buildings & dangerous snags taken down and cut and split into firewood.

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