Welcome to this years’ activities ~ joyfully weaving nature & people.
- Jan 14 & 15 THATCHING a roof & reed collecting – introduction.
- Jan 21 & 22 ROUND POLE FRAMING
- Jan 28 & 29 FIRE ! ROCKET STOVE & EARTH OVEN
- Feb 4 & 5 EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTING
See below for more details on these workshops + more activities !
* Other – Schedule an event for Your Group.
January 2017 & April – September 2017 & Jan 2018
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.
Hands-on learning: Attend as an Intern, Worktrader or Wwoofer. As an intern you will learn about Strawbale & Cob Wall systems, Earth Plaster & Floors, Thatching & Living Roofs. Skills are practiced on structures under construction on this wooded rural land 1 hr N. of Detroit. Included are Natural Building Design Classes, all Workshops during months attended, experiences in Permaculture Gardening, Rocket Stove and Earth Ovens, foraging, fermenting & community connections. Fee covers all training, lodging & food. 8 student limit. Just $850/mo (1 mo. In advance) or $950/mo thereafter. Some ½ pay Worktrade & Wwoofing available. Details.
Wortrade needs: fix-it person, grounds, gardening, office. Household and Meals are shared.
FULL MOON Potlucks Mark your calendars !
February 10, Friday. Wintertime hours: 5p Tour, 6p Potluck & bonfire. Click link for details and to RSVP
|Mar. 12||Worm Moon||Sunday 5p Tour, 6p Potluck & bonfire||moon rise 5:51p|
|Apr. 11||Pink Moon||Tuesday 6p Tour, 7p Potluck & bonfire||moon rise 8:41p|
|May 10||Flower Moon||Wednesday 6p Tour, 7p Potluck & bonfire||moon rise 8:30p|
|June 9||Strawberry Moon||Friday 6p Tour, 7p Potluck & bonfire||moon rise 9:28p|
|July 9||Buck Moon||Sunday 6p Tour, 7p Potluck & bonfire||moon rise 9:29p|
Upcoming 2017 ACTIVITIES
2017 Season INTERNSHIPS & Worktrade, Wwoofer take place April through October.
Attend 1 month or more.
CONNECT to the land, work with natural materials, live & build in community ! Immerse yourself in a one month learning experience which includes a wide variety of hands-on skills and classroom subjects in design & construction. Learn Real-Life skills. Focus on earth plaster and building surrounds. Live & learn on-site with others, in a beautiful rural wooded setting 1 hr n of Detroit.
- APRIL – VOLUNTEERS/ WOOFERS welcomed.
- MAY INTERNSHIP / 1/2 Pay Work Trade / Wwoof
- JUNE INTERNSHIP / 1/2 Pay Work Trade / Wwoof
- JULY INTERNSHIP & 1/2 Pay Work Trade only
- AUGUST INTERNSHIP / 1/2 Pay Work Trade / Wwoof
SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP / WORKTRADE / WWOOF
- JANUARY 2018 WINTERNSHIP Similar to previous years: 2016 Winternship Activities List Winternship 2016: Thatching Winternship 2016: Week 1 2015 Winternship Outline & Schedule Winternship 2015 Blog & Pics
SPRING CLASSES dates to be determined
Kids Adventure Days A wonderful day in the outdoors for Families ! Learn about natural building & sustainability by touring the grounds… and having hands-on interactions with nature: make an earth sculpting mix, create a fairy house, and more. Add on option: Pizza in the Earth Oven ! Contact Deanne to schedule a date for your class, scout troop or special collection of young folks !
Foraging Class – plants on the land for food and medicine.
Foraged Brunch – foraging and cook a meal on the Outdoor Rocket Cooker !
Fermentation ! Kombucha, Sour Dough Wraps, Butter & more.
Traditional Crafts Weekend? Wood Carving & Fermenting and more +++ 2 1/2 day Retreat !
Earth Oven – hands on construction of a small model, everything you need to know to make one at home.
Rocket Stove Class – hands mockup of the combustion unit, principles and design.
Dig Plants to take Home ~ There are many plants on the land that would love to go home with you. Very easy to grow. By donation.
Siberian Iris, Day Lillie ,
Myrtle, evergreen ground cover. Astilbe
STRAWBALE CONSTRUCTION BASICS
This class is for folks that are considering building with a strawbale wall system. Day 1 Design Principles & considerations, bale selection. Day 2 Hands -on ~ how to re-size bales, mix and apply earth plasters.
Contact Deanne 248 236 5432 an firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate interest, and suggest some available dates.
Ideas for Upcoming Classes….Contact Deanne
DETAILS of all workshops: Some classes have live links to a detail page. Others, do not, and all the information is on this calendar page.
DISCOUNTS: Pre-pay early to assure your place in the class, and give security to the Strawbale Studio.
Also see Family and Group rates. Registration
UPDATES: Check back for future additions to the calendar such as “Foraged Brunch”, Fermenting Class & more.
CONTACT: What classes do you want offered? Questions or requests?
Call, text or email Deanne. cell 248 628 1887 ecoartdb at gmail.com
* Regional Events presented by friends in the area.