2020 REPORT & PHOTOS ~ Strawbale Studio Yearly Review!

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 This 2020 End-of Year Review is still under some construction.

It includes Classes & Activities,  Intern,  Projects,  Photos, Visitors, Guest Teachers, Gifts & Donors!

2020 Winternship Rocket Stove Class group picture

               
Gratitude for the JOY of LEARNING & CO-CREATING this year at Strawbale Studio ~
while responding to COVID!

The year started with a “pre-Covid” WINTERNSHIP Jan 6 – Feb 6! It was a fabulous time, with Intern living on-site for a month, learning and re-skilling, while helping to host 4 weekend workshops for the public on Thatching, Round Pole Framing, Rocket Stove & Earth Oven, Earth Plastering! As I look at the photos from that time I can feel a type of vigor and connection I love.

Our last “in person” Full Moon Potluck Gathering was March 5, 2020.  Then the Big Regrouping!  The Gifts of Covid:  Needs met for restoration, organization,  slowing down for reflection and observation.  Challenges of Covid: Needs not met for flow, ease, familiarity, sharing, income. Ah.  Shifting, turning, reflection.

By slowing down I experienced more connection with Nature than ever before in my life, with a fullness of gratitude and awe ! Connection with the peeps continued as we reached out to communicate and support each other, finding ways, as we could, including outdoor visits with masks. The Zoom Moon and other Zoom gatherings were able to include folks who ordinarily couldn’t come to events:. Some ZOOM CLASSES took shape: The Global Ecovillage Design Series with some Upland School Youth and teacher Michael Mallon,  a Foraging Class c0-taught with Kelly Thiede,  a Worm Composting Class for Lyon Library! Gradually there has been on-site inclusion of some Interns, guests & tours, always with Covid kindnesses.  Ah.  Shifting, turning, reflection.

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Gratitude to the many DONORS who contributed TIME, SKILLS, & FUNDING to the Strawbale Studio in 2020 & years past.!
Names and help received is listed at the link above.

 

 

 

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 November 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, harvesting materials, stone, earth, poles. 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 – to be added.
Zoom – Full Moon December 29, 2020 December ZOOM Full MOON Deanne Bednar Jack Chase Co-Host
Office, Publicity & Planning All Year Lots Deanne Bednar

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