2020 Year in Review REPORT & Photos 2021-2-18

2020 Year in Review !

All in all, it was … well, a year … and some things didn’t happen….and some things DID happen!

2020 STRAWBALE STUDIO YEAR in REVIEW 2020 PHOTO ALBUM   DONORS  SBS VIMEO
Type of Activity Dates Title Teacher Co-teacher
WINTERNSHIP – Month-long Jan 6 – Feb 6, 2020 WINTERNSHIP Deanne Bednar
Wintern Jan 6 – Feb 6, 2020 Mark Reynolds Deanne Bednar
Wintern Jan 6 – Feb 6, 2020 Nate Fisher Deanne Bednar
Permaculture Meetup January 8, 2020 Permaculture Meetup hosted at Upland Hills School
Class – Weekend Jan 11 & 12, 2020 Thatching Wksp Deanne Bednar
Class – Weekend Jan 18 & 19, 2020 Round Pole Wksp Deanne Bednar
Class – Weekend Jan 25 & 26, 2020 Fire Workshop Deanne Bednar Uncle Mud
Class – Weekend Feb 1 & 2, 2020 Earth Plaster Wkshp Deanne Bednar
Class – at Lyon Library February 15, 2020 Fermenting Grains, Vegies & Drinks Deanne Bednar
Full Moon Gathering March 5, 2020 Full Moon Potluck (Due to Covid, it was the last “on-site” for the year.) Deanne Bednar
Zoom – Full Moon April 7, 2020 April Full Moon “In Spirit”, “In Place” Deanne Bednar
Zoom – Full Moon May 7, 2020 May ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar
Zoom Class – Youth May – 4 sessions Global Eco-village Project with Upland HIlls Student Online. Deanne Bednar Michael Mallon
Zoom Class – Youth May 8. 2020 Eco-village Design Session 1 Deanne Bednar Michael Mallon
Zoom Class – Youth May 15, 2020 Eco-village Design Session 2 Deanne Bednar Michael Mallon
Zoom Class May 17, 2020 The JOY of FORAGING Wild Plants & Mushrooms Deanne Bednar Kelly Thiede
Zoom Class – Youth May 22, 2020 Eco-village Design Session 3 Deanne Bednar Michael Mallon
Zoom Class – Youth May 29, 2020 Eco-village Design Session 4 Deanne Bednar Michael Mallon
Zoom – Full Moon June 5, 2020 June ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar
Zoom – Full Moon July 5, 2020 July ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar
INTERNSHIP July 1-31, 2020 JULY INTERNSHIP Month-long Deanne Bednar
July Projects Earth Oven ~ Round Pole extension. Deanne Bednar Jack Chase – constructs
Intern July 1-31, 2020 Jack Chase Intern
Internship Blog Posts July Internship Activities Week One Blog Report By Deanne Bednar
Internship Blog Posts Get Horizontal Blog Post 1 By Jack Chase
Internship Blog Posts Foraging is Permaculture Blog Post 2 By Jack Chase
Internship Blog Posts My Fellow Interns Blog Post 3 By Jack Chase
Internship Blog Posts Lessons Within Lessons Blog Post 4 By Jack Chase
Internship Blog Posts July Internship Activites ~ Week Two Blog Report By Deanne Bednar
Internship Blog Posts Fiot 500 – The Retrofidition Blog Post 5 By Jack Chase
Internship Blog Posts July Internship Activities ~ Week 3 Blog Report By Deanne Bednar
Internship Blog Posts What Does A Mask Mean? Blog Post 6 By Jack Chase
Internship Blog Posts July Internship Activities ~ Week 4 Blog Report By Deanne Bednar
Zoom – Full Moon August 3, 2020 August ZOOM MOON Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Zoom – Full Moon July 5, 2020 July ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Class August 6, 2020 WORM COMPOSTING Zoom with Clinton-Huron Library
INTERNSHIP Month Sept 1-30, 2020 SEPTEMBER INTERNSHIP Residence Instructor
Intern – Wwoofer Sept 1-30, 2020 Ellie Thieode Ann Arbor, MI Deanne Bednar
Intern – Wwoofer Sept 1-27, 2020 Cy Osgood Milwaukee, WI Deanne Bednar
Intern – 1/2 Pay Worktrade Part-time Haley Conners-Yanti Detroit, MI Deanne Bednar
Intern – Wwoofer Sept 1-30, 2020 Shane Norris Grand Rapids, MI Deanne Bednar
Intern – Wwoofer Part-time Angela H. & Levi M Royal Oak / Grand Rapids Deanne Bednar
Zoom – Full Moon September 2, 2020 September ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Summer Projects September, 2020 Progress on Kids Cottage Plasters.
Summer Projects September, 2020 Main House, clear & repaint N. side
Worktrade – Oct.tober October 1-31, 2020 OCTOBER Activities & Worktrade
Worktrade – Oct.tober Nov 1-30, 2020 NOVEMBER Worktrade
Wwoofer for Oct. & Nov October 1-31, 2020 Shane Norris helps plan / do projects Deanne Bednar
Seasonal Projects April – Nov. 2020 Foraging ~ plants, mushroom, fruits, wood for fires & carving, earth, stones. Deanne & Intern
April – Nov. 2020 Fermenting & Food Preservation ~ kraut, sour dough, mead, tinctures, drying, canning apple butter. Deanne & Intern
Intermittent Projects Crafting ~ wood carving, spinning, mending, knitting. Deanne & Intern
Natural Bullding Skills & Restoration Oiling Bog Bench, repair & Oil SBS bench, sifting earth, manure, poles harvesting materials, stone, earth. Deanne & Intern
Fall Restoration Projects October & November SOLAR SYSTEM on Strawbale Studio Thom Reinke
Thatched Roof of Strawbale Studio. Moss removed. Deanne Bednar Levi M
Cedar Cabin improvements Gene V, Angela H.
Hobbitition interior finishing details Deanne, Shane Angela H.
Fall Transformation Projects October & November Compost Furnace Desommissoned and soil turned into a garden by the Strawbale Studio Oxford Plumbing. Shane Norris & Deanne
Fall Gardening Projects Sept.,Oct., Nov,.2020 New Garden beds made by sheet mulching. North garden, Meadow Garden. Interns Shane, Cy, Ellie, + Deanne
Fall Grounds Projects Clear around Strawbale Studio
Zoom – Full Moon October 1, 2020 October ZOOM Full MOON #1 Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Zoom – Full Moon October 31, 2020 October ZOOM Full MOON #2 Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Zoom – Full Moon November 30, 2020 November ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar
Tours with Social Distancing Joesph & Maura. Matt & Jen. Marcella, Jorden & Julie. Others –
Zoom – Full Moon December 29, 2020 December ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Office, Publicity & Planning All Year Lots Deanne Bednar