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January 2018

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Rocket Stove & Fire Workshop – Includes Earth Oven

Create useful heat efficiently from local materials !  Tour buildings & Stoves on site, Hands-on: mockup of combustion unit, mixing cob & finish plaster, make a model of an Earth Oven and a Rocket Cooker. Principles of construction, code.  Bring a bag lunch. Also experience a Rumford Fireplace, Rocket Stove Cooker, and see Hay Box, Solar Oven and Earth Oven!   January 27 & 28, 2018 Sat 10a-5p Sun 10-4p $125 for both days prepaid 2 wks in advance, or $150…

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March 2018

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Reed Collecting in Chelsea, Michigan

Harvesting in the Reed Fields Join us for learning, outdoor adventure and fun.   Reed is being collected for a small structure on an evolving Eco-community outside Chelsea, Michigan.  Deanne will share easy to learn techniques for bundling and stacking reed. Details and Registration at Event Brite

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Fermenting & Fun Food Preservation

Fermenting Fun & Magic Food Preservation !   March 24  1-5p OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Taste test, see demo, experience hands-on, and take home starters … Kimchi,  Butter, Honey Mead, Sour Dough Wraps, Nixtamalizing Corn, Dehydrating apples & more ! YUM !  Tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio & grounds and see thatched roofs, earth plasters, earth oven, rocket stoves + ! $35 Early Bird Special  Paid in Full by Feb. 24 - 1 month in advance) $40 thereafter. Bring-A-Friend ~ $5 off…

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Eco-Cooking !

March 25 1- 5p Eco-friendly ways to cook food: experience a Hay Box insulative Cooker, Sun Oven, Rocket Stove Cooker, Pocket Rocket, Earth Oven & Kelly Kettle !  Located on rural wood land at Strawbale Studio ~ See the enchanting buildings & grounds.  Optional: also attend the Fermenting Class on Sat march 24th the day before.  Overnight and meals just $10 extra. $25 Early-Bird Special 1 mo. In advance / $35 thereafter.   Group discounts ~ 2 or more.   Click…

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April 2018

Foraging for Wild Plants & Mushrooms

Kelly Thiede and Dryads Saddle at Strawbale Studio 2017 April 14, 2018 Come walk the woods and surrounds at Strawbale Studio ... exploring the edible and useful plants and mushrooms that are up and about!   Instructors Deanne Bednar and Kelly Theide are delighted to share information and the day with you.  Kelly has her Michigan Mushroom Harvesters Certificate and is really into it ! Foraging Class - common wild plants we can eat ! Deanne loves the diversity of "plant…

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Edible Plants & Mushroom Foraging + Shiitake Mushroom Log Inoculation

Kelly Thiede and Dryads Saddle at Strawbale Studio 2017 April 15, 2018 Come walk the woods and surrounds at Strawbale Studio exploring the edible and useful plants and mushrooms that are up and about!   Instructors Deanne Bednar and Kelly Theide are delighted to share information and the day with you.  Kelly has her Michigan Mushroom Harvesters Certificate and is really into it ! Foraging Class - common wild plants we can eat ! Deanne loves the diversity of "plant friends"…

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May 2018

Foraging Class + Earth Oven Pizza & Bonfire

Saturday, May 19th from 2:00 - 7:00p Enjoy an afternoon walking the land -- learning about and HARVESTING wild plants and mushrooms ! Then co-create a meal with some of them - as salad, and tea, while others can be added to a pizza as toppings, or cooked up with eggs in a wrap.  We plan to fire up the Earth Oven for the pizza, and eat around the bonfire, based on the weather.  Totally fun 🙂 There are also…

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The Joy of Foraging Wild Plants & Mushrooms.

Kelly Thiede and Dryads Saddle at Strawbale Studio 2017 Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 - 5:00PM.  SOLD OUT, sorry.  Enjoy roaming the land, finding lots of edible and medicinal things that are growing in this springtime!  Learn about some of the uses, taste test them, and dig up and take some plants home if you wish, where there is abundance.  Bring some plastic bags/containers/shovel if you would like to do that, or we have some here. This class also includes…

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March 2019

$30 – $40

Fermenting Fun !

Fermenting Fun  & Magical Food Preservation !  March 23, 2019  Saturday 1-5p  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Taste test, see demo, experience hands-on, and take home starters … Kimchi,  Butter, Honey Mead, Sour Dough Wraps, Kombucha & Vinegar, Dehydrating apples. YUM !  Tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio & grounds and see thatched roofs, earth plasters, earth oven, rocket stoves + ! $35 Early Bird Special  Paid in Full by March 9, 2 weeks in advance or $40 thereafter. Bring-A-Friend ~ $5 off…

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May 2019

$35 – $160

MEMORIAL DAY Weekend ~ Skill-Building Activities !

Attend all or part of this weekend !   Free camping available. MEMORIAL DAY Weekend ~ Skill-Building Activities ! Hands-on Workshops: LIVING ROOF, ROCKET STOVE OUTDOOR COOKER, THATCHED ROOF, EARTH PLASTER & SCULPTING, Register Now at EventBrite! Schedule Saturday May 25, 2019 Sat 9:30a - 12:00p  LIVING ROOF Workshop !  Hands-on installation includes membrane, drainage, soil layers and installation of some plants.  See several other living roofs on site and tour the enchanting Strawbale Studio and the Hobbit Sauna !  Pricing…

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