2016 Strawbale Studio ~ Archives

DSCF6703 Jan 4 – Feb 4, 2016 WINTERNSHIP  1 month on-site Intensive. Live on-site, study and learn together.  Also includes 4 weekend workshops +
The Winternship continues to be one of the favorite activities at the Strawbale Studio.  Lots of natural building learning and related sustainable skills such as fermenting, cording, etc.

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Winternship 2015 Crew

Winternship 2015 Crew

See Winternship 2014  & 2015 for inspiration !

Below are classes, open to the public, offered during the Winternship:

 

 


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THATCHIN
– An Introduction.  Saturday.  Arrive 9:30a.  Class  10a – 5p.  Learn about the basics of thatching a roof, harvest materials, tour thatched buildings, see a demo and video on thatching.  Bring a bag lunch.  $45 early bird – prepaid 1 month in advance or $60 thereafter.  Limited to 12 students.  Some Scholarships available. Overnight accommodations available. Register   Blog from last years’ wksp.

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January 10, 2016  10a-4p
Hands-on HARVESTING Reed Grass (Phragmite). Go to local site, use hand-tools, learn to identify, collect, bundle & store reed.  $25 Early Bird Special 1 month in advance or $35 thereafter.  Register 100_0340reed bundling


 

 

 

 

 

January 16 & 17,2016
ROUND POLE FRAMING – The Basics.   2 Day

WorkshoDSCF6305p – Sat 10a  – 5p &Sun.  10a – 4p     Learn principles &  hands-on basics of round pole framing for small structures.  Includes a tour of natural buildings with round poles on site, construction of a small project to take home, use of tools, harvesting wood, designing a small structure.  Details & Registration 

 

 

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Rocket Stove – fired up!

January 23 & 24, 2016

 ROCKET STOVE & FIRE  – Includes Earth Oven
This unique & practical workshop focuses on creating useful heat efficiently from local materials ! Fee Includes a copy of the new edition of the  Rocket Mass Heater Book.  Tour buildings & Stoves on site, Hands-on experiences, Principles of construction, code+.

 


Jan. 23,
Sat,   FULL MOON Activities (note winter hours) *Tour  5p  *Potluck & Bonfire 6p    Bring musical instruments 🙂   RSVP


7:30 Great Lakes Natural Building MEETUP
will gather to network for 30 minutes…then join the evening activities and conversations !


Feb 22, 2016  
 FULL MOON Activities (note winter hours) *Tour  5p  *Potluck & Bonfire 6p    Bring musical instruments 🙂   Click on link for details. This month, call or text Kat  @ 1- 989-545-8584  for RSVP & Questions.

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March 6, 2016
   
SPOON CARVING CLASS with Instructor, Mark Angelini !
  (class filled ). Learn the principles, tools and techniques of spoon carving, and carve your own spoon during the class.  Carving kits available to use, or to purchase. Class $55 by Feb 6 or $65 thereafter if there is room.  Limit 8 students 🙂
Click on link for details and registration.

DSCF9147March 20, 2016    Sunday  1-5p
FERMENTING & BUTTER-MAKING WORKSHOP.
Learn how to make your own Kombucha, Sour Dough Wraps, Dosas, Sour Kraut & Butter ! Demonstrations, some hands-on, taste samples & take home cultures to make your own !  $30 prepaid by March 10 or $35 thereafter if there is room.  $5  DISCOUNT for 2 or more people!  Call to make sure there is room in the class.    Registration 

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March 23,  2016 Wed.    FULL MOON Activities    (note winter hours) * 5p Tour   * 6p Potluck & Bonfire    Bring musical instruments 🙂   RSVP
7:30 Great Lakes Natural Building MEETUP
will gather to network for 30 minutes…then join the Full Moon evening activities and conversations !                                                                   

                

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INTERNSHIPS
 & Worktrade, Wwoofer. 

April – September *, 2016  & January 2017
Attend 1 month or more.  CONNECT
to the land, work with natural materials, live & build in community !  Each month includes a wide range of activities & a rich opportunity !    click link.

  • APRIL 2016    Focus:  Strawbale Studio ~ Plaster, Earthen Floors+.  Natural Building Outreach.  Gardening/Foraging.
    • Scheduled Events:  April 10 – 15  MSU Art Project. April 13, Permaculture Meetup. April 17 Foraging Class.  April 22-24  Rochester Earth Day Festival. April 22 Full Moon Potluck.
  • MAY 2016  Focus:  Hobbit Sauna  ~ Living Roof Section, Earth Plaster & Floor. Gardening & Foraging.
    • Scheduled Events:  May 11 Permaculture Meetup.  May 14 Foraged Brunch.  May 21 Full Moon Potluck & Helping Day.  May 28 Cob & Earth Plastering.  May 29 Earth Oven Workshop.
  • JUNE  2016 Focus:  Identity Cabin ~ Strawbale Walls, Earth Plaster, Thatching.  Garden / Forage
    • Scheduled Events: June 8 Permaculture Meetup. June 12 Foraging & Plants, June 25 proposed Strawbale Workshop. July 20 Full Moon Potluck
  • JULY * 2016 Focus:  Kids Cottage & Earth Oven Round Pole Frame
    • Scheduled Events:  July 13 Permaculture Meetup July 19 Full Moon Potluck, TBD Exchange Time with Natural Cottage Intern in Ohio.  July has Interships & 1/2 Pay Worktrade only.  No Wwoof this month.
  • AUGUST 2016  Finishing Touches  ~  Completing all buildings & Surrounds.  Gardening & Foraging. August has Internships and 1/2 Pay Work Trade only.
    • Scheduled Events:  August 7- 13 NATURAL BUILDING ESSENTIALS  ~ 1 Week Intensive.  August 10 Permaculture Meetup, August 18 Full Moon Potluck.
  • SEPTEMBER 2016 Local Building /Local Resources from the Land.  Gardens & Foraging
    • Scheduled Events:  Sept 14 Permaculture Meetup, Sept.16 Full Moon Potluck & bonfire.  Sept. 24 proposed date for Strawbale Studio 20th Anniversary Celebration

      JANUARY 2017  WINTERNSHIP

      January 8 – Feb 8.  Live & Learn on-site for these 4 weeks.  Weekend workshops will also be open to the public. 

GREEN EXCHANGE 
*Internships: $950/ mo  or just $850/mo  if prepaid 1 month in advance.
*Wwoofing & * 1/2 Pay Worktrade are also available with some limitations based on the month.  *  All options include room, food, materials& training.

**For the Winternship, there is the Intern and 1/2 Pay Worktrade options only.  There is no WWoofing that month, because it is such an intensive learning experience.
      Your Green Energy helps create and maintain Strawbale Studio as a place to serve 🙂

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April 22- 24,
2016   MI EARTH DAY FEST  – Rochester  MI Michigan.  Come see the Strawbale Studio Exhibit table with Earth Oven Cooker…check out the Strawbale Climbing Maze!  This is an amazing and big festival.  Family fun. ** Can you VOLUNTEER at the the Exhibit Table for a few hours?  Contact Veneta  248 990 3193 !

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April 22,
2016   FULL MOON Activities  *Tour  6p  *Potluck & Bonfire 7p    Bring musical instruments ?  🙂   Click on link for details and RSVP.

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May 14, 2016  10a to 3p   FORAGED BRUNCH !  
Experience the joy of foraging wild food from the woods, meadows & enchanting Strawbale Studio surroundings. Our Brunch (actually a Late Lunch) will be from our foraging plus local organic eggs. We will have a salad, omelet, sour doughSpring Foraging wraps & tea 🙂
Stay on after the class if you wish – for a free natural building tour & free plants to take home (U-dig).    Limit 15 participants.
$35 by May 7.    $45 after. Check to see if there is room. $5 off /person for 2 or more.  Register  now.
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Saturday May 21,
2016   FULL MOON Activities  *Tour  6p  *Potluck & Bonfire 7p    Bring musical instruments ?  🙂   Click on link for details and RSVP.

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May 28
, 2016  EARTH PLASTER & COB Workshop !  10a – 5p.  Learn the basics of how to find, harvest, mix and apply.  Useful in creating wall systems, plastering interior and strawbale walls, benches and building Earth Ovens and Rocket Stoves. $45 by May 14th,  $55 thereafter. Group discounts. Class size limit 15. Bring your own bag lunch and dress for the weather 🙂  Registration  ** Consider also taking the Earth Oven Workshop on May 29.  A project you can make at home that applies these techniques !  Special price if you sign up for both clasees: $80 Early Bird / $90 thereafter. 

 

 

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May 29
, 2016  EARTH OVEN Workshop – 10a – 5p   Learn the principles and techniques of making an Earth Oven so that you can build one in your community !  We will build one on site, see several finished ovens, and fire one up for a pizza supper.  **Also consider taking the Earth Oven & Cob workshop on May 28, which will give you more experience with these materials ! $45 by May 14th,  $55 thereafter. Group discounts.  Bring your own bag lunch and dress for the weather ! 🙂 Registration   Class size limit 15.  **Also consider taking the Earth Oven & Cob workshop on May 28, which will give you more experience with these materials ! Special price if you take both classes:  $80 Early Bird or 95 thereafter if there is room. 

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Mon. June 21,
2016   FULL MOON Activities    *Tour  6p  *Potluck & Bonfire 7p    Bring musical instruments ?  🙂   Click on link for details.

August 7-13, 2016 NATURAL  BUILDING  ESSENTIALS
 
During this One Week Intensive you will be living and building in community !  Learn basic principles & hands-on skills including  Earth Plaster, Cob, Strawbale, Round  Pole Frame, Thatching.  Shade Tree Classes include information on design, siting, Green Roof & Code.
$650 early bird price. Discounts/details

 Click here for an example of a 2015 Intensive from last year.  We had a great time and a lot of skills were learned !

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August 20 & 21, 27 & 28, 2016   PLASTERING  PARTIES  !  Attend part or all !  Volunteer & have fun ! 

Click link for details.

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INTERNSHIPS
 & Worktrade, Wwoofer. 

September, 2016  & January 2017
Attend 1 month or more.  CONNECT
to the land, work with natural materials, live & build in community !  Each month includes a wide range of activities & a rich opportunity !    click link.

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FULL MOON Activities each month   
  
*6p TOUR  * 7p POTLUCK followed by a BONFIRE 
 Bring musical instruments 🙂 
Click on link for details and RSVP

Jun 20, 2016     Mon    Strawberry Moon
Jul 19
, 2016      Tues      Sturgeon Moon
Aug 18, 2016   Thurs     Buck Moon
Sep 16, 2016    Fri          Harvest Moon
Oct 15, 2016     Sat         Hunters Moon
Nov 14, 2016    Mon      Beaver Moon
Dec 13, 2016     Tues       Cold Moon

IMG_0691September 24, 2016  The P4 PARTY 

Play, Potluck, appreciate Progress, and Plan for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Strawbale Studio being scheduled for 2017 !
Come to part or all of the activities.   Arrive as you wish ...
3pm’ish Afternoon – free form, enjoy the land, hang out, play croquett? Beautify Strawbale Studio? Take a walk? Make a stone circle in the woods?
6:30pm Potluck meal
7:30’ish  Appreciate Progress….and Plan for the big 20th party. There will be a Ceremony:  sit in silence for a moment together with a memory of strawbale (The Strawbale Studio), honor the hard work and many hands, and then have a lightning “brainstorm” session for the 20th Celebration for Strawbale Studio in 2017.
Then “play” ….hang out, do some music, enjoy ! RSVP with your name, phone & when you might come. Directions

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Oct 15, 2016    Yes, Saturday !!   FULL MOON Activities

*6p TOUR  * 7p POTLUCK followed by a BONFIRE 
 Bring musical instruments🙂  Hunters Moon
Click on link for details and RSVP  

 

Campfire NCP 2015 Burton OhioNov 14, 2016    Mon     FULL MOON Activities
Note WINTER Hours ! 

*5p TOUR  * 6p POTLUCK followed by a BONFIRE 
 Bring musical instruments🙂  Beaver Moon
Click on link for details and RSVP

 December 10DSCF0412th , 2016 CANDLE MAKING  & Natural Holiday Gifts  !  Saturday 1-5p  FILLED

December 11th 2016    CANDLE MAKING  & Natural Holiday Gifts ! Sunday. 1-5p   This is the same class repeated 2 x.  4 SPACES LEFT

December 17th 2016    CANDLE MAKING  & Natural Holiday Gifts ! Saturday . 1-5p
NEW CLASS   Limit 12. Sign up soon if you can.

This class has been a favorite, and last year all sessions were filled. Consider bringing a friend or relative to share this warming holiday activity.  Contact Deanne if you would like to have an additional class offered for your family or group. Children welcomed.  $30 Early Bird Discount, paid 2 weeks in advance or $40 thereafter if there is room. There is a limit of 12 for this special class.  Ask about group discounts :)

                                                                                                                
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Dec 13, 2016    Tues    FULL MOON Activities   Cancelled due to weather.
Note WINTER Hours ! 
*5p TOUR  * 6p POTLUCK
followed by a BONFIRE .  Bring musical instruments🙂  Cold Moon  Click on link for details and RSVP

           

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