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Detroit Waldorf School ~ 3rd Grade Fieldtrip

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This awesome group of 20 students and 8 parents came to experience Strawbale Studio in preparation for their own building of an outdoor earth bench at the Detroit Waldorf School! …

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Fermenting Fun !

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Magical Food Preservation ! 1-5p March 23,& March 24, 2019. Kraut and Kim Chi with lots of chopping & Butter-making with lots of shaking ! What a wonderful time… as…

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Foraging Instincts – Welcome to the Weave

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  Oooh, I am starting to get “spring fever” — cleaning things that didn’t matter to me during the winter — observing the buds on the maple trees and mulberry…

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February 2019 ~ Writings: Conscious Connections

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BRIGHT SHADOW:I’m thinking of the time when I was expressing love, appreciation, to Alan, Yoga teacher, for who he is and what he brings and embodies. In response he shared…

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2019 Winternship – guest blogger, Rob Zverina

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The 2019 Winternship was awesome, with wonderful intern and weekend workshop participants.   Here is a sense of it through the eyes of Rob Zverina who attended with his wife…

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Great Lakes BIONEERS Detroit

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Friday November 2 & 3, 2018 Bioneers (biological pioneers) is an annual conference, a movement and a way of life! National BIONEERS is in its 29th year and Great Lakes…

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Lost & Found 2017-2018 or so

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If anything is yours…Let me know and I can put your name on it and keep it….or you can pick it up at an event, or potluck or make an…

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Children’s Tool Shed Project – Elkhart, IN. Wellfield Botanical Gardens

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We had some wonderful building adventures at the Childrens’ Garden ~ within the awesome, awesome Wellfield Botanical Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana ! Over 10 days, in June and July, Tyler…

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O.U Permaculture Class ~ Student Organic Farm

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Oakland University’s Student Organic Farm ~ Pemaculture Class Visit What a great group of young people, learning from awesome, dedicated and knowledgeable teachers, Fay Hanson and Jared Bogdonov-Hanna, from Oakland…

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Building a Light Straw-Clay House

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Building a Light Clay Straw House   http://www.theyearofmud.com/2012/03/01/light-clay-straw-house/     by Jacob Schmidt   This is an introduction to light clay straw construction (a.k.a. “straw-clay”). In the summer of 2010, I started construction…

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