Strawbale Studio

Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills

Natural Cottage Project – 2015 Burton Ohio

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This summer a wonderful 2 week  class happened outside Burton Ohio, hosted by the McClellan family.  This build was rich with activities and classes ~ from the foundation to the living…

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South Michigan Permaculture MIXER & Agro-Forestry Workshop ~ May 23 & 24

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Plantings on the Pipeline. Permaculture Mixer May 23, 2015. Photo by Inira Thank you everyone who made it out! What a wonderful way to spend an early summer day! Over…

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Rochester Earth Day GREEN LIVING Festival

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The MI Green Living Festival, one of the largest Earth Day events in the Midwest, was held  April 24 – 26,  and drew a crowd of 10’s of thousands to see distributors and…

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Connecting “Life, Land and People”

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Robbie & Shanna seek to integrate Permaculture with the Kensington Kids’ Cottage. SBS tour 2-5-15 Kensington Kids Cottage & Permaculture Robbie Brown and his friend Shanna Cutron visited the Strawbale…

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Winternship 2015

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January 4th through February 4th, 2015 Blog Post written by Nana Ferdnance (bottom row, second from left).  Photos from folks in the program. WEEK 1: INTRODUCTIONS & THATCHING      …

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2014 Report

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Pause a moment while the slideshow loads, then enjoy this REVIEW of 2014 ~ a collaboration of many hearts & hands.  Gratitude to all ! [gigya type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” src=”https://photos.gstatic.com/media/slideshow.swf” width=”600″ height=”450″ flashvars=”host=picasaweb.google.com&captions=1&hl=en_US&feat=flashalbum&RGB=0x000000&feed=https%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.com%2Fdata%2Ffeed%2Fapi%2Fuser%2Fecoartdb%2Falbumid%2F6007747469803803153%3Falt%3Drss%26kind%3Dphoto%26hl%3Den_US” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer”] “The future…

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Compost Furnace goes “on line” !

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As the last event of 2014, a newly installed pump is now circulating  90 – 100 degree water (heated by compost pile)  through the 2 loops in the Studio floor and…

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Holiday Greetings

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In this time of Darkness, still and cold, may we connect with creativity and peace. Strawbale Studio with the Hobbit Sauna in the background. 201 4   Inter-well-being. “We live ourselves…

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Celebration Party in the Strawbale Studio

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The warmth of candlelight and conversation …. What an amazing, beautiful, fulfilling evening when everything in my life was present ~ wonderful people, music, food ~ in the most nurturing…

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ROCKET STOVE & Fire Workshop

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Constructing a mock-up of the Rocket Stove Combustion Unit On November 8th & 9th, for a full-on 2 days, students were involved in the understanding and creation of EFFICIENT FIRE…

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