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Fabulous May Interns learned and helped with numerous projects. Alex, Archer and Andy (the “A TEAM”) was joined mid-month by Madi, and many things were moved forward at Strawbale Studio. Check out the new BOAT LAUNCH area next time you are on the land. Soon it will be posted on our blog for details & pics.
StrawbaleStudio.org has a new face ! Intern Archer, professional web designer has transferred the website to a different program with a more user-friendly appearance and functionality !
GOOD NEWS & Eco-Inspiration
Consider joining the Compassion Course this year ! Register by June 21st ! Effective & inspiring communication skills. Effective communication is at the heart of all decisions and practices in our lives and on the planet. This program is based on a weekly email you can read in 15 min which includes a “story” and a “practice”. Our group really loved last years program by Thom Bond and we are all signing up for it again ! Profound.
Lisa Gotleib has a radio interview on “talking about election issues” in a way that is effective & connecting. She shares how non-violent communication can provide a bridge across divisions.
The Avalon Village is a sustainable eco-village being built in Highland Park, MI (inside the city of Detroit). We are transforming one of the city’s most blighted blocks into a safe, functional, and beautiful space for the entire community. Link shared by Karl & Gayin KaufmanMI Ecovillage.
Tanya Meftah, past intern at Strawbale Studio, is under consideration to work as the Permaculture Consultant for one of the largest international schools in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam. The idea is to help them implement their gardens on the new campus they are building and work to incorporate the gardens/general sustainability into the curriculum for the students. Its an amazing opportunity to make an impact! Hope it works out, Tanya!
INSPIRATION: Integration of farming and public land and education. Rio Grande Farm. Link shared by an intern.
Consider volunteering to do natural building – on this off the grid 30 acres of land with streams woods, hills and camping…local food, raw milk, fresh cheese, chaga…click link above, search for VT. Mark Bowers 802-665-0075 / work: 802-422-3469http://www.MarkBowersMusic.com
Earth Environments ~ Bringing Spaces to Life ! Romeo-based Jason Arnott and others are seeking building projects, which will be filmed. Check out what they are up to.
“People are aware that they cannot continue in the same old way but are immobilized because they cannot imagine an alternative. We need a vision that recognizes that we are at one of the great turning points in human history when the survival of our planet and the restoration of our humanity require a great sea change in our ecological, economic, political, and spiritual values.” – Grace Lee Boggs