April 2017 Newsletter

Strawbale Studio Newsletter:  Rebirth April 2017

May thru Sept             INTERN & WORKTRADE  by the month. 
 APRIL 21-23                Rochester EARTH DAY FEST !
                                        SBS Exhibit & SB climbing Pyramid for kids

                                        Fabulous family event in Rochester MI, with lots of activities !

MAY 14,  2017              FORAGED BRUNCH   (see the VIDEO)
Special Mothers Day Discounts ! 
 MAY 28 2017              FAMILY ADVENTURE DAY
 JUNE 16 & 17 2017     EARTH OVEN WORKSHOP  in Ypsilanti
 JULY 1 – 9 2017          SKILL BUILDER 9 Day Natural Building  Intensive
 APR – SEPT 2017        monthly INTERNSHIPS & Work Trade
 SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 20th CELEBRATION of the Strawbale Studio
 JANUARY 2018             WINTERNSHIP
UPDATES ~ on the Strawbale Studio 

100_0267On March 12, Deanne spoke at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Farmington on Connecting to the Earth and March 21 was guest presenter at Grand Valley College Agricultural Program, helping them get started on a Rocket Mass Stove for their greenhouse.  This included design, soil testing, a mockup of a Rocket Cooker and a slideshow! April 16 was our foraging workshop where Deanne was joined by co-teacher Kelly Thiele, who is a certified mushroom harvester in Michigan.  We all had a great time spending the day with our plant friends and meandering on the land. 
dscf9798April Interns came !
 Cassidy, Alice and visiting others: Emerson, Peter, Charlie !  We are doing a wide variety of natural building and sustainable living skills, and are integrating into the larger permaculture movement through the Full Moon Potluck and the Oakland County Permaculture Meetup.  Through these exploration they are finding meaingful pathways to sustainability and learning how to bring it home !

Permaculturist Jared Bogdonov-Hanna is assisting in the design & coordination of the agroforest systems at Strawbale Studio, as well as designing systems for recycling of nutrients from the land ~ wood to Hugel Kulture, biochar and ashes, as well as compost systems.

LINKS ~ inspiring opportunities & ideas 
Woodlanders Trailer from series Inhabit.  4 min. Really fabulous.
   ….. Which part would you get inspired by? Bittersweet? Mushrooms? Chestnuts?
   ….. Interested in learning to think and speak in a way that is more connecting?  
2017 Compassion Course is starting soon, and YOU CAN JOIN it online !
I participated in the 2016 course and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this process. 
The Course is a weekly email with a theme, story and practice activity plus
links to other ways you can expand your learning.
Based on Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg.
         Deep, meaningful, clear, inspiring, do-able ! 
Midwest American Mycological Information !  Edible Mushroom hunting in MI
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I hope you enjoy these references & videos !
and see you soon at Strawbale Studio for time together with nature.
Warmly, Deanne
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