Sustainable Skills

Fermenting Fun !

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Magical Food Preservation ! 1-5p March 23,& March 24, 2019. Kraut and Kim Chi with lots of chopping & Butter-making with lots of shaking ! What a wonderful time… as…

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Foraging Instincts – Welcome to the Weave

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  Oooh, I am starting to get “spring fever” — cleaning things that didn’t matter to me during the winter — observing the buds on the maple trees and mulberry…

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2019 Winternship – guest blogger, Rob Zverina

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The 2019 Winternship was awesome, with wonderful intern and weekend workshop participants.   Here is a sense of it through the eyes of Rob Zverina who attended with his wife…

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Children’s Tool Shed Project – Elkhart, IN. Wellfield Botanical Gardens

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We had some wonderful building adventures at the Childrens’ Garden ~ within the awesome, awesome Wellfield Botanical Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana ! Over 10 days, in June and July, Tyler…

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May 2018 Newsletter

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​​May Newsletter.  Finally spring !  Come connect with Nature & Folks. Upcoming  +  Update on Happenings  +  Eco – Connections Full Moon Potluck & Bonfire April 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm…

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2017 REPORT for Strawbale Studio Activities

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The focus for 2017 was getting ready for the Strawbale Studio 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! 20 Years ago Fran Lee wanted a structure, and I wanted to build. Many, many hands…

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Exploring Life. Clearing the garden bed.

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I got myself outside.  I am always amazed at what I experience. Simply clearing up the beds right outside the kitchen door. dead stalks, leaves, I notice things….some stalks don’t pull…

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Winternship Blogs: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 !

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Winternships over the years …..   2014 Winternship Blog by Kirsten Pope,Wintern.   2015 Winternship Blog by Nana Ferdnance   2016 Winternship Blog by Dougg Reith   “Best. Experience. Ever.” …

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Candle-making Classes

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December 10th & 11th, 2016 What a joy to come together in the cold of winter to make candles…of local bees wax …with a sweet smell.  Celtic music in the…

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FERMENTING & BUTTER-MAKING Workshop

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  Fermention…. a very traditional process around the world… preserves food, makes it more nutritious and digestible, contributes to the probiotics in our digestive system and adds interesting flavor !   Most delightfully, it…

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