Ruthie Lane, Chelsea Emery, MI ~ Justin Holmes, NY ~ Craig.Deitz,WI Beatrice Baker, Justin Poppo, Collin Goetz & Kelly, Kerry Gados, Catherine Bristol Serious Volunteers: Micah Linquist.
Creekfest, sb Andrew morris, nb gathering ne.
|CLASSES & VOLUNTEER DAYS|
|January 11||ROUND POLE Framing Workshop||Instructor, Mark Angelini|
|January 18||REED COLLECTION & THATCHING DEMO||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|January 25||FIRE & HEAT ! ROCKET STOVE Workshop||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|February 2||EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTING||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|April 19||MUSHROOM GROWING Workshop.||Instructor, Paul Angelini|
|May 14||Oakland Co. Permaculture Meetup held at Strawbale||Pipeline Remediation Design|
|May 17||FORAGED BRUNCH||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|May 17||LIVING ROOF Workshop||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|May 24||FIRE & HEAT ~ ROCKET STOVE Workshop||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|June 7||THATCHING – An Introduction.||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|June 14 & 15||EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTING||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|July 12||VOLUNTEERS Day||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|July 19 – 31|| 2 Week BUILDING INTENSIVE
The Strawbale Sauna Addition & Cob Wall
|Instructor, Deanne Bednar, Chris McClellan,|
|August 12-13||Wisdom Camp Detroit youth. Super Hero Training Academy . Instructors Michael Mallon , Kelly Sunflower,||photo|
|Detroit Waldorf School 3rd Grade Class. This picture shows a few of the sweet students from this class. They eagerly sifted, mixed and applied earth plasters and cob to the Hobbit Sauna. Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|August 23||HAND-PAPER MAKING & Berry Inks Class||Instructor, Dana Driscoll|
|August 29||VOLUNTEER Weekend : Cob & Earth Plaster||Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|Sept 5 & 7
Sept 13 & 14
Sept 20 & 21
|VOLUNTEER Days ~ Sauna Addition / Cob Wall
Folks helped with the earth plasters over strawbales, and mixed and applied cob to the Cob Garden Wall.
|September 25||Detroit Waldorf School 3rd Grade Class. This picture shows a few of the sweet students from this class. They eagerly sifted, mixed and applied earth plasters and cob to the Hobbit Sauna. Instructor, Deanne Bednar|
|October 8 – 14||COMPOST FURNACE Construction
A 20 x 15 x 7 ft compost pile was constructed this fall. Contained by hay bales, the 60 yards of fresh wood chips, sawdust & horse manure are creating heat as they decompose. This 120 degree hot water circulates through the pile and into pipes in the Strawbale Studio floor & benches.
|October 8||Oakland County Permaculture Meetup
The meetup gathered at 6:30p at the Strawbale Studio for a at SBS with canning demonstration by Dana Driscoll, tour. followed by a Potluck, and tour of the natural buildings at the Strawbale Studio land.
|October 15||Compost Furnace Volunteer Day
|October 20 & 21||1st GRADERS from Detroit VISIT Strawbale Studio to learn about “soil”. Teacher Alex Moore, University Preparatory Science & Math Elementary School organized this fieldtrip for 80 students from this public, charter, magnet school in Detroit.
|Oct. 24 – 26||Bioneers Detroit Strawbale Studio EXHIBIT.|
|Nov 8 & 9||ROCKET STOVE & FIRE Workshop|
|November 15||Strawbale Studio CELEBRATION PARTY !
This event celebrated the sustainability activities of 2014 at the Strawbale Studio and in our larger regional community !
Greenfire Band donated their musical performance for the evening, entertaining all with enchanting live music as several 8 year old guests danced a jig (until their bedtime departure). Folks also donated money toward the Composting Furnace, whose heat was first measured …at 140 degrees, on a cold 20 degree night in mid November.
December 13 December 14
|CANDLE –MAKING & Holiday Gifts Class
Settle in, relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made by local bees. Natural materials will also be available for you to make earthen candle-holders and decorated match boxes.
|February 2014||Natural Building Network Gathering at COB COTTAGE COMPANY , Coquille, Oregon|
|Visit folks in Portland & Eugene, Oregon|
|Sukita Earth Plaster|