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September 2018

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

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

Free - Donations welcome

November FULL MOON POTLUCK

Full Moon Potluck Bonfire Join us Friday, November 23rd 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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December 2018

$25 – $40

Candle-Making & Holiday Gifts Class

CANDLE-MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . from Nature ! December 8th , 2018 Saturday 1-5p   Note that the same class is also available on the next day, Dec 9 ... 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.  Early Bird Discount has been extended to Dec 1 !       Settle in . . . relax and enjoy the aroma…

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$30 – $40

Candle-Making & Holiday Gifts Class

CANDLE - MAKING & Hand-made Holiday Gifts . . . from Nature !    December 9th 2018  Sunday. 1-5p Note, this class is also offered on the day before on Dec 8th. Come to one, or both. Last year all classes filled with a class size limit of 12. Register soon if you can.  Note, Early Bird Special has been extended to Dec 1 !     Settle in, relax and enjoy the aroma and rhythm of Candle dipping ~ with wax made…

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Free - Donations welcome

December FULL MOON POTLUCK

Join us December 22, a Saturday, for a Family-Friendly Potluck & Bonfire on the Winter SOLSTICE !  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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January 2019

Winter Weekend Workshops 2019

WINTER WORKSHOPS  Thatching  Jan 12 & 13, 2019  Round Pole Framing Jan 19 & 20, 2019 Rocket Stove & Earth Oven 26 & 27,  2019.  Earth Plaster & Sculpting Feb 2 & 3, 2019      

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$50 – $100

Thatching & Reed Collection – the Basics !

Thatching & Reed Collection - the Basics ! January 12, 2018 Saturday. 9:30a - 5:00p  Tour, Class, Demo & Hands-on thatching, demo of reed collecting. January 13, 2018 Sunday.   9:30a - 4:00p   Hands-on reed collection in local field, special thatching videos. Explore this beautiful, ecological, insulative & long-lasting roof system. The Strawbale Studio roof was thatching before the turn of the century ...in 1998 !  Yes !  Thatching in Michigan !  Taught by Deanne Bednar     Saturday - Learn about the basics of…

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$100 – $120

ROUND POLE Framing ~ The Basics

ROUND POLE Framing ~ The Basics January 19 & 20, 2018 Sat 9:30 – 5, Sun 9:30 – 4p 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…

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January FULL MOON POTLUCK

Join us January 21, a Monday, for a Family-Friendly Potluck & Bonfire! Full Moon Potluck Bonfire  5p TOUR of enchanting buildings & grounds.  6:30’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 with donations welcomed 🙂FIND OUT MORE about this event

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