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Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills

Thatching Workshop 6-7-2014

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Making a lashed thatching frame. Japanese Square Lashing Knot During this Introductory Thatching Workshop the principles of thatching were taught in a classroom session. We also toured the thatched buildings on…

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Foraged Brunch at the Strawbale Studio

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The Foraged Brunch on May 17 was a very full and fun time.  Funfulling? Fullfunning? We explored the lawns and gardens finding and tasting ox eye daisy, dandelion, curly dock,…

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LTU Tour 6-8-2014

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LTU students entering the Strawbale Studio Rocket Stove Mass Heater Outdoor Rocket Stove Cooker ! Students from Lawrence Institute of Technology visited the Strawbale Studio to see examples of natural…

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April Full Moon Potluck 2014

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Ellen Waara created this wonderful video which features a lot of the good sustainability work that our community has been up to the last few years….this is an “Earth Talk” episode,…

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Reflections on the Pipeline

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Photos and writing by Dana Driscoll Tar Sands Oil Pipelines Update – Restoration Planning At Strawbale Studio May 22, 2014 Filed under: Community,Energy,Life,Living in Harmony,Natural building,Other Sites,Permaculture,Planning,Respecting Earth,Tribulations,Triumphs — Dana @…

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Earth Day 2014 in Rochester, Michigan

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  Ap Strawbale Studio Exhibit Tent. Ruthie in the foreground, Turtle Oven in the background.     April 26 – 28, 2014, the Strawbale Studio had an exhibit booth at…

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Mushroom Workshop with Paul Angelini

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Inoculating Shiitake Mushroom Logs   April 19th we gathered to learn about how to grown our own mushrooms.  Paul shared from his study and experiences with “shrooms”….and participants inoculated their…

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Strawbale Workshop in Rhode Island with Andrew Morrison

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  I had the opportunity to attend this 7-day workshop. View this amazing strawbale video about the event created by my friends Tara and Tyler of “Going Slowly .com”,  who also attended this workshop…

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Natural Builders North East – Gathering near Ithaca NY

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  Annually a group of (thoughtful, active and fun) architects and natural building folks come together in the north east to share what is happening in the field. This year…

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Water dripping off Thatched Roof

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Water drips off the Thatched Roof of the Strawbale Studio ~  1 min. Youtube video by Dana Driscoll. Lovely. Peaceful.  Functional.

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