Workshops

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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February Newsletter 2017

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Strawbale Studio Newsletter Feb 2017  ~ Resilience  🙂   CALENDAR  .  UPDATES  .  LINKS Wednesday Feb 8     at Gardner Walsh in Pontiac Oakland County Permaculture Meetup** **note: held at Goldner…

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Winternship 2016: Thatching Workshop

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On Saturday January 10th, in the comfortably cold winter woods of Oxford, Michigan, six workshop attendees traveled long and far, from Howell, Goodrich, and even internationally from Ontario, and all arrived…

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Forest Stewardship Class with Rick McAvinchey

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Forester and Wildlife Biologist Rick McAvinhey led us into the woods to have a deeper connection with the plant communities  on the Strawbale Studio land, and adjoining land co-owned by…

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Natural Cottage Project – 2015 Burton Ohio

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This summer a wonderful 2 week  class happened outside Burton Ohio, hosted by the McClellan family.  This build was rich with activities and classes ~ from the foundation to the living…

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Papermaking & Berry Ink Class with Dana Driscoll

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In this amazing workshop we learned how to make handmade paper using locally-gathered cattail fibers and create inks from in-season berries! Instructor, Dana Driscoll, who has over 15 years of hand papermaking experience, shared a…

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Earth Plaster Class ~ June 14 & 15th

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Mixing Earth Plaster by hand. Students learned about harvested and mixed a clay-sand subsoil from the land to create a sculpting mix called Cob, which we sculpted into models and used…

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Thatching Workshop 6-7-2014

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Making a lashed thatching frame. Japanese Square Lashing Knot During this Introductory Thatching Workshop the principles of thatching were taught in a classroom session. We also toured the thatched buildings on…

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Foraged Brunch at the Strawbale Studio

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The Foraged Brunch on May 17 was a very full and fun time.  Funfulling? Fullfunning? We explored the lawns and gardens finding and tasting ox eye daisy, dandelion, curly dock,…

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LTU Tour 6-8-2014

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LTU students entering the Strawbale Studio Rocket Stove Mass Heater Outdoor Rocket Stove Cooker ! Students from Lawrence Institute of Technology visited the Strawbale Studio to see examples of natural…

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