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April 2019

Free - Donations welcome

April FULL MOON Potluck & Bonfire

Join us Friday April 19 2019 for a Family-Friendly Potluck & Bonfire! Full Moon Potluck Bonfire 6p TOUR of enchanting buildings & grounds.  7:30’ish POTLUCK / Bonfire.   NOTE: New SPRING 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 with donations welcomed ?FIND OUT MORE about this event Full Moon Potluck Bonfire…

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May INTERNSHIP or Worktrade

May 1 - 31, 2019, or flexible. Enjoy Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills! Experience learning and building together on rural wooded land at Strawbale Studio.! Focus will be on finishing enchanting structures with earth plaster, building surroundings. Also foraging workshops during the month + lecture information on building principles.  Internships, 1/2 Pay Worktrade and Wwoofing are available. This is a unique opportunity to experience many aspects of sustainable living, while getting to know others who are interested in re-skilling…

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MI Earth Day Fest – Rochester, Michigan

The MI Earth Day Fest is one of the planet’s largest and liveliest Earth Day celebrations.  Family-Friendly FREE Festival with a wide variety of exhibits, attractions & activities.  Bring your friends and family to downtown Rochester April 26 - 28, 2019 … and check out the STRAWBALE STUDIO Exhibit Table, Hands-on Activities, Earth Oven and Strawbale Climbing Pyramid !    Friday, April 26 – 4p-8p. Saturday, April 27– 10a-6p. Sunday, April 28 – 10a-4p. Click here for FESTIVAL DETAILS ! 

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June Internship or Worktrade at Strawbale Studio

June 1 - 30, 2019 Experience Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills, as you live in community on rural wooded land at Strawbale Studio! Focus will be on finishing enchanting structures with earth plaster and sculpting and creating beautiful building surroundings. Also foraging workshops during the month + lecture information on building principles. More details here. To register read over full description on the program, then  1) fill in application, 2) be accepted, and 3) make payment here or by…

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June Internship or Worktrade ~ Natural Sustainable Skills

June 1 – 30, 2019 Experience Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills, as you live in community on rural wooded land at Strawbale Studio! Focus will be on finishing enchanting structures with earth plaster and sculpting and creating beautiful building surroundings. Also foraging workshops during the month + lecture information on building principles. More details here. To register read over full description on the program, then  1) fill in application, 2) be accepted, and 3) make payment here or by check /…

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May 2019

ROCKET STOVE Outdoor Cooker – hands-on construction

Join us for the construction of a very practical, simple and efficient outdoor cookstove. The afternoon includes hands-on construction of a stove, cooking demonstration and a tour of the enchanting grounds and structures at Strawbale Studio.  Very do-able home project ! May 11  Saturday  1p - 5:30 p Location at Strawbale Studio - a private residence Details on how to get here. REGISTRATION - paypal to ecoartdb@gmail.com. (more registration details to come)    

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$30 – $45

JOY of FORAGING + shiitake mushroom log demo

We will roam the land together, finding lots of edible and medicinal plants & mushrooms that are growing in this springtime!  Lawns, meadow and woods. Learn about uses of these spring wonders.  We expect fiddlehead fern, mushrooms, nettles, and many more.  Taste test some of them, and  if you wish dig up and take some plants home 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…

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$30 – $45

The JOY of FORAGING + Full Moon Potluck

Enjoy roaming the land, finding lots of edible and medicinal plants & mushrooms  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. You are also invited to join the MAY FULL MOON POTLUCK & Bonfire following this class. This free community and family-friendly…

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May FULL MOON Potluck

Join us Saturday May 18 2019 for a Family-Friendly Potluck & Bonfire! Full Moon Potluck Bonfire 6p TOUR of enchanting buildings & grounds. 7:30’ish POTLUCK / Bonfire.   NOTE: New SPRING 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 with donations welcomed ?FIND OUT MORE about this event

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$40 – $55

Joy of Foraging + Meal !

Have fun harvesting Wild Plants & Mushrooms for a foraged feast  integrating our finds ! We’ll walk the meadows, lawns & woods at Strawbale Studio  and meet the plants, learning uses & ID. and bring back our foraged food to create a simple tasty meal with vegetarian, gluten free options. Bonfire if we feel like it ! Totally fun day. Free plants to dig, take home. May 19, 2019. Sunday  1-6p at Strawbale Studio. See enchanting buildings on site ! $40…

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