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May 2019

$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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$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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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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