2022 Year in Review & Donation Request :)

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2022 has been a dynamic time of LEARNING & CO-CREATING at Strawbale Studio,  as we are finally back to ‘IN-PERSON” activities!  Yay!

Your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION helps PROVIDE UNIQUE SUSTAINABLE SKILLS PROGRAMING

Over the years, Strawbale Studio has been connecting people of all ages with nature & sustainable skill building!
YOUR SUPPORT HELPS KEEP THINGS FLOWING & ENERGIZED.  GRATITUDE!

 

“What’s NEW in 2022?  What WENT ON in 2022?  What’s BEING PLANNED in 2023?

Below are SOME 2022 HIGHLIGHTS & FUTURE PLANS …with a Full 2022 Report to come

Interns made a round-pole structure ~ harvesting wood from the land & hand notching!

What’s NEW  in 2022 ?

What WENT ON  in 2022?    For Blogs & Pics click here or on links below. in blue.

2022 classes & Workshops   ~  INTERNSHIPS & CLASSES FOR THE PUBLIC

2022  Month-long Internships @ Strawbale Studio, in Jan. May & Sept. 7 students learned the following:

  • Intern Classes in design, materials, foundations & hands-on Round Pole Framing, Roof Thatching, Rocket StoveEarth Plaster on Strawbale,, Cob. Foraging. Wood splitting +

Public Classes: 

  • Earth SculptingMushroom inoculation & Earth Oven Pizza,
  • Candle-makingMaple Syrup “Tap the Trees”,   Social Ecology, 
  • Foraging for Edible Plants,   Foraged Meal & Earth Oven Pizza
  • Soap-making & Sweet Grass Braiding. . . . and more.

2022 UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL & YOUTH ACTIVITIES

  • Permaculture Class Tour & Activity for Oakland University students @ SBS
  • Sculpting from Earth  for students in Steve Baibaks’ “Found Materials” class @ Michigan State University Residential College of Fine Arts 
  • Social Ecology Class  for International Academy East, Troy MI Tour & activity @ SBS
  • Tour & Earth Activity for Detroit Waldorf School 3rd grade class @SBS
  • Building a Twigloo with sticks for Youth @ Great Lakes Herb Fair & Great Lakes Foragers Gathering
  • Sculpting with Earth Learnshop @ Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference

 

2022    2 hr Learning Tours  @ Strawbale Studio of buildings & projects. Ask Questions!

2022 Off site Projects including 

 

2022 Community Connections

2022  Full Moon Zooms ~ 12 online connections with local, national & international participants

2022  Full Moon Potlucks, yes! In person, on-site! 4 Potlucks: Aug, Oct, Nov, & Dec. 

2022 Visitors & Guests – yes! 

2022 Artwork for Ronna Fisher for  MI Bon Festival2022 Sustainable Skill Activities

Mushroom Beds: Wine Cap, Oyster, Lions’ Mane.
Herbs:  Echinacea planting (Shane & Levi)
Foraging & Harvesting: Solomons” Seal, Echinacea flower & root, tincture.
Dryads’ Saddle, Maitake Mushroom +
Earth Oven Pizza
Bio Char creation & integration into compost piles & garden
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS with East River Farm, Oxford, MI &
The Oakland County PERMACULTURE MEETUP.

Special Gratitude to Shane Norris & Levi Fiak for all their support work and creative contributons to the grounds, gardens, program & workshop teaching in 2021 & 2022!  A list of 2022 Donors & Contributors to come.  Thanks to all the generous past contributors of money, time & effort…

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION LINK

WHAT’S COMING UP  in 2023 ? 

  • Winternship in January, 2023
  • On-going Workshops, TourS & Activities, Full Moon Potluck & Zooms!
  • On-going outreach to Youth and Educational Settings! 
  • Pavilion Project @ Walled Lake Outdoor Recreation Center
    A team project lead by Michael Mallon. Deanne doing earth scupture.
  • Internships  & NEW “Sustainable Skills Worktrade Program”
  • Alternating monthly from April through October & Jan.
  • Thatching Intensive  & Weekend Intensives
  • Designing & Preparing to Build a Small Strawbale Structure 
  • Living Roof addition to the Cedar Cabin
  • Rocket Stove Outdoor Cooker – rebuild!
  • And More — to unfold. 

YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS Scholarships to Youth & Adults in need, and provides funding for materials & tools. $10-25 contributes to the whole!  $50 provides a one day class.  $950 provides a 1 month Internship. ANY amount contributes to the flow & ENERGY! 

 

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