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Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills

SOCIAL ECOLOGY Program ~ March 26, 2022

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A small group of students from the International School in the Troy, Michigan area came to Strawbale Studio for a 4 hour Extracurricular Program on the theme of SOCIAL ECOLOGY. …

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Full MOON ZOOM ~ March 18, 2022

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March 18, 2022  Friday  (The picture above is Eric growing mushrooms in a plastic bag! Yet another experiment!) Inspiration and aliveness was shared.by we eleven gathered together tonight from Michigan,…

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Full MOON ZOOM ~ Feb 16, 2022

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Friends of the Strawbale Studio attended the zoom from Finland, Vermont, Upstate New York as well as regionally !

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Winternship Jan 5 – Feb 5, 2022

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The 2022 Winternship was a wonderful month, as Ashley Watry came to learn natural building skills to help in her process of creating a natural cottage in Wisconsin. Her focus…

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sculpture class cob art

SCULPTING Workshop ~ Jan. 29, 2022

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The Sculpting workshop was like a mini retreat, as we toured the buildings, then settled in to some hours of shaping earth.  Each person had their own expressive design they developed.

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Full MOON ZOOM ~ Jan 17, 2022

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The themes of this Full Moon Evening zoom gathering were “love of natural building & gardening, self-care & healing, gratitude for friends & support from life.
We were inspired by each other, as we shared our stories of “what’s alive in us”, “what’s inspiring us”. There was a lot of synchronicity within our stories, and an appreciation of our time of connecting.

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CANDLE MAKING & Holiday Gifts Workshops

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December 4th, 5th, & 10th ~ All groups really enjoyed the day as we slowly created bees wax taper candles, earthen candle holder & decorated match boxes with nature.

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Full MOON ZOOM ~ Dec. 18, 2021

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What a rich time being together over this Solstice time! Strawbale Studio Friends from Michigan, Ohio, New York, shared Resource links, Inspirations, “What’s Alive In Me”, and Strawbale Design planning…

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LASHING, KNOTS & LADDERS Workshop ~ Nov 19, 2021

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A lashing “retreat”, learning knots by the woodstove in Strawbale Studio, harvesting poles, touring projects.,

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Full MOON ZOOM ~ Nov. 19, 2021

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November 19th was our Full Moon Zoom gathering, with another rich evening of connection and sharing.  Jo from upstate NY,  Sooz from Southfield, MI, Eric from Detroit, Clare from Columbus,…

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