Strawbale Studio Newsletter Oct 2016 +

Strawbale Studio Newsletter Oct 2016 +

Strawbale Studio Newsletter Oct 2016 + 150 150 Strawbale Studio


Included in this newsletter are…. 

*upcoming activities    * what’s been happening    * eco-learning tidbit  

A happy group on the Rocket Stove - Potluck tour 7-2014  upcoming  

FOR THE PUBLIC, held during the Winternship.   3

  • Jan 14-15   Thatching  Class

  • Jan 20+21   Round Pole Class

  • Jan 28+29  Rocket Stove & Fire Class

  • Feb 5+6       Earth Plaster  & Sculpting Class

strawbale-wall-installing-pekem-tileswhat’s been happening     

  • Internship & Worktrade each month, May through September, 2016.
    Students from Detroit , the region and the greater U. S. attended, along with folks from France, UK & Germany.  Sweet !

  • The Sauna Hobaddition and Cob Garden wall have made much progress, with finish plasters, living roof, Rumford Fireplace and more, thanks to all the awesome intern and volunteers !

  • The Kids Cottage has been re-ridged with Oak Timbers and Oat Straw, the Rocket Stove is finished off, the East wall and loft continuing, a beautiful door constructed by Gene Villeni.

  • The Thatched Woodshelter by the Strawbale Studio, and the Spiral Chamber were re-ridged by some enthusiastic and capable students ! Fabulous thatching styles. Wait till you see the pics.

  • In the Spring, Deanne Bednar spent a week as a visiting artist at MSU Residential College of Arts & Humanities, co-creating a natural building project (a strawbale wall with bee habitat) as a collaboration with Steve Baibaks “Found Materials” art class and Pekham folks.

  • In October this project expanded to co-create a bus stop as a collaboration between the art class, engineering department and Pekham residents.  The project is under development.

  • Outreach was made through Earth Day Exhibits, CreekFest, and other ecological venues.

  • Students attended from Waldorf School and other programs.

  • A 20th Celebration of Strawbale Studio is being planned for 2017 🙂

  • More activities and photos will be listed in the end of the year report !


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Check out the new Strawbale Studio Videos !




DSCF1753Volunteers longed for 🙂

  • To help post events online & at place-based locations

  • Connections to Colleges & Organizations ~ who might be interested in learning sustainable skills at the Strawbale Studio.

  • Grants who can help make scholarships & Internships possible.