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August 2018

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Strawbale Studio Exhibit at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival 

Michigan Jewish Food Festival  Aug 26 11-4 at the Eastern Market! Strawbale Studio will be having an exhibit table and hands-on demonstration of earth sculpting at this wonderful event.  Last year we presented there, and it was an awesome experience for us, with lots of interest and involvement from folks. Also the other vendors were interesting and meaningful.  Check out the link for more information.

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donations welcome

August Full Moon POTLUCK & Bonfire

Join us for the Aug 26th Potluck & Bonfire, on a Sunday! Note – 6p Tour of thatched building & grounds & 7p ‘ish Potluck & Bonfire !  Enjoy a cozy evening – in the Strawbale Studio, outside & around the bonfire, or in the main house. Families welcome. For more information, check out our Full Moon Potluck INFO page! RSVP with name, email & phone number.  Free event, or donations welcomed  🙂FIND OUT MORE

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September 2018

Free – $950

INTERNSHIP & WorkTrade

Come be part of a living, building community for a month or more, May through September + January. There can also be some flexibility in dates to fit your schedule.  October might be added on. Would you love to … Experience more connection with Nature? Explore a wide variety of Natural Building & Sustainability Skills? Be immersed in a Living, Building Community?  Consider the 2018 INTERNSHIPS or Worktrade ! 2018 & 2019 Information & application https://strawbalestudio.org/about/interships-worktrade/2016-2017-internships/  

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Strawbale Studio Kids Activity @ Great Lakes Herb Faire

  On Saturday at 11 am, a Stick Frame PLAY SPACE  will be co-created with children attending the Great Lakes Herb Faire  September 7 - 9, 2018 held in Chelsea, Michigan.  This A-Frame construction will be made of small poles from the woods at Strawbale Studio. The kids will build and decorate it ~ and it can be enjoyed and played-in during the Faire. Recognize these little faces as the McDonald kids...when they were small ?    The Kids Tent is…

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$120 – $150

Woman’s Nature Renewal Weekend

Woman's Nature Renewal Weekend  CLASS FILLED.   Sept 21 - 23, 2018 Arrival:  7pm  Friday   Departure:  5 pm Sunday We come together to explore deep connection to nature, self and others. This is a weekend of nourishment, exploration and compassion lead by Gaylyn Kaufman, Deanne Bednar & Corinne Denomme on the beautiful land at Strawbale Studio. How do we care for ourselves as women? How do we renew so we can engage with our best selves and our gifts to Life ? We will be…

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2019 Full Moon POTLUCK Dates & Details

Click here for details for upcoming 2018 -19 POTLUCKS at Strawbale Studio

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Free. Donations welcome

September FULL MOON POTLUCK

Join us for the September 24th, a Monday.  Family Friendly  6p tour, 7p'ish Potluck/Bonfire.   Summer Hours Enjoy a cozy evening – in the Strawbale Studio, outside & around the bonfire, or in the main house. Families welcome. For more information, check out our Full Moon Potluck INFO page!  RSVP with name, email & phone number.  Free event, or donations welcomed  🙂FIND OUT MORE

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October 2018

FIRE Workshop ! Rocket Stove & Earth Oven

Strawbale Studio 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 26 & 27, 2019   Sat 9:30a - 5p.   Sun 9:30a -4p Saturday: Rocket Stove Principles,…

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Free - Donations welcome

October FULL MOON POTLUCK

Join us October 24th, a Wednesday, for a Family-Friendly Potluck & Bonfire.  5P TOUR of enchanting buildings & grounds.  6p'ish Potluck/Bonfire.   NOTE: Winter Hours Enjoy a cozy evening – in the Strawbale Studio, outside & around the bonfire, or in the main house. Families welcome. For more information, check out our Full Moon Potluck INFO page!  RSVP with name, email & phone number.  Free event, or donations welcomed  🙂FIND OUT MORE

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November 2018

$90 – $120

ROUND POLE Framing – The Basics

Learn principles & hands-on basics of round pole framing for small structures. Tour thatched roofs & round pole structures on site, harvest wood, use hand tools ~ making a mallet to take home plus a small team project using several types of notching. Bring a bag lunch. Includes on-line handouts.  Instructor: Deanne Bednar has designed and co-built small round-wood structures on site using both notching & lashing techniques. January 19 & 20, 2019 Sat 9:30a – 5p, Sun 9:30a –…

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