Sustainable Skills

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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SPOON CARVING with Mark Angelini

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The Crew…minus outdoor educators Peter & Julie   March 6, 2016 Spoon Carving Class with Mark Angelini. Another Dream Come True !  Learning from Mark… practicing the use of a hatchet, straight…

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Bio Char Demo with Karl & Gaylin Kaufman

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September 2015 Karl & Gayln Kaufman came to Strawbale Studio – to do a  low-tech biochar production demonstration. Biochar is charcoal from biomass, which effectively sequesters carbon for hundreds to thousands…

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Rochester Earth Day GREEN LIVING Festival

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The MI Green Living Festival, one of the largest Earth Day events in the Midwest, was held  April 24 – 26,  and drew a crowd of 10’s of thousands to see distributors and…

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A day of exploring and conversations

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Justin, Alli & Blake –exploring Thatching books, whittling & Hickory Nut Milk Justin Poppo, a “regular” at the Strawbale Studio, visits while back home from his studies out East  in…

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January 2010 Blog Post by Intern Kate Hensley & Imaginal Cell Story

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 Strawbale Studio blog entry by intern, Kate Hensley:   Welcome to 2010, our dear friends, lovers of natural building! Your favorite cob slinging studio members have been enjoying the first several…

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