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June 2019

$70 – $90

MAKING Sense of PLACE – Permaculture & Eco-psychology !

This workshop combines Eco-psychology, Sense of Place, Permaculture and a design practicum. These skills and approaches are all central to responding to the inter-related serious ecological, social and personal challenges that face us. We long to connect joyfully with ourselves and the places where our lives weave! The approaches presented are highly practical. The workshop facilitators, Bridget O’Brien & Dr Charlie Brennan are actively involved in projects in Australia, US & elsewhere. These approaches are integral part of each project.…

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Oakland University ~ Organic Farm Fieldtrip to Strawbale Studio

Oakland University Students ~ from the Student Organic Farm Program, Permaculture Class ~ will be touring the Strawbale Studio, interacting with various sustainable living models: natural building, bio-char processing, composting, agro-forest garden, earth oven, rocket stove and more. These students are from a class co-taught by Jared Bogdonov-Hannah and Fay Hanson (the founder of the Student Organic Farm Program at O.U. after getting a degree in Organic Farming at MSU. ) The hope of the world, in folks co-creating food…

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$200 – $350

Hands-on ROCKET HEATER Workshop ~ in the Hobbit Sauna !

Hands-on Rocket Heater Workshop - in the Hobbit Sauna June 14-15 2019 The Strawbale Studio  Oxford, Michigan, USA Instructor:  Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan)  with Deanne Bednar, of Strawbale Studio.   $50 DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER BY May 25, 2019. If you want to learn how to build a Rocket Mass Heater the best way is to come build one ~ and you also have the option to take one home with you.                 We will…

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June FULL MOON Potluck

Join us Monday, June 17th 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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$120 – $160

Strawbale & Earth Plaster ~ Hands-on Workshop!

Strawbale & Earth Plaster Basics ! Saturday May  9:30- 5p  Sunday 9:30 - 4p Hands-on learning ! Stack, stabilize and earth plaster part of a strawbale wall system.  Learn concepts & principles of strawbale construction ~ plus tour several small strawbale structures on-site.  Learn how to identify and source the materials you will use. Harvest subsoil, mix and apply earth plaster layers to strawbales, ~ and try your hand at a "bottle wall". Instructor: Deanne Bednar has been involved in…

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July 2019

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature ! December 8th, 2019 Sunday 1-5p Note that the same class is also available on the next day, Dec 8, 2019, if that works better for you. Come to one, or both. Last year all classes filled with a class size limit of 12, so register soon if you can.  Register by Nov 23 and get the Early Bird Discount rate!    REGISTRATION  Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the…

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$40 – $70

EARTH OVEN hands-on Workshop + Pizza firing !

July 13 Saturday 9:30a - 7p  EARTH OVEN BUILD & Pizza in the Earth Oven Enjoy a day on the land at Strawbale Studio, and get hands-on experience in the stages of constructing a model Earth Oven !  See several Earth Oven and Rocket Stoves on-site at Strawbale Studio Understand the design principles of a basic Earth Oven Learn to locate clay-sand subsoil Mix and apply oven mud to create a 1/2 scale earth oven model Experience making the insulation…

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$40 – $70

STRAWBALE Walls & EARTH PLASTER ~ The Basics !

  Attend one or both Workshops !  Attend one or both days. July 14   Sunday  9:30a - 5p  STRAWBALE BASICS  & EARTH PLASTER This class is a combination of classroom discussion & hands-on experiences. Introduction Class on basics of Strawbale Construction Make custom bales, Stack & stabilize a small strawbale wall system Learn to locate and identify materials for earth plaster: Mix and apply a base "push coat", "body coat" and finish coat to the strawbales. Try your hand at…

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January 2020 WINTERNSHIP

Harvesting Reed in the field Join with others to learn skills at Strawbale Studio January 6 to February 6, 2020 !  Located on rural wooded land 6 miles from Oxford, MI and 1 hr N. of Detroit. The program will be like previous years ~ and will include weekend workshops in Thatching, Round Pole, Rocket Stove and Earth Plaster / Sculpting. Click HERE and scroll down, to see 2019 programming. To find out more,  contact Deanne at strawbale.programs at gmail.com,…

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July FULL MOON Potluck

Join us Tuesday July 16, 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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