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Gratitude for the MANY types of contributions made to Strawbale Studio!
Time, energy, skills & finances (Green Energy)!
re-localize, re-skill, re-connect !
Here is the beginning of the list ! More to come.
Financial Donation: Fay Hanson, Kirk Yousif, John Gumina, Lois Robbins. Help on the land : Paul Beaudet (and hand carved gifts, food, apple harvesting +) Spenser Field, Shannon & Drew. Construction, support for painting, volunteering to do another “u-haul recyling/cleanup” at SBS+: Gene Vilenni, who is also making windows for the Kids Cottage & Cedar cabin at a workshop off-site. Technical editing & emotional support: Ronna Fisher, Website tech help: Marcie Nido. Volunteers to help buy things during covid: Amber, Gene, others. For all those who checked in to see how I was doing during Covid: Gratitude for the caring & support ! East River Farm – Les & Elizabeth : food in exchange for help harvesting the CSA. Angela Holmes – for food contributions from her community garden and other gifts along the way! Thanks to Tom Hoyt – helping create the Stone Kiva by moving rocks into an amphitheater form. Appreciation for dear friends who inspire and support with wisdom and love. Thanks to those who convened monthly zoom circles that hold the communities together and provide something to look forward to: Robin Mallor, Carolyn McDade Music folks, Thom Bond: The Compassion Community. Gratitude to Alan Harras, Hamsa For neighborly support, Food donations, and connecting me with a solar repair guy: Neighbor Norma. Mowing the lawns now and then: thanks to Carolyn Koch. Help with firewood processing: Joseph & Maura . And more to be recorded here.
- Earth Day Helpers
- Jared Bogdonov-Hanna, Gene Villeni, Pat Demears, Jim Bremer – Set up the Strawbale Climbing Pyramid
- Johnnie Spezia – delivers & unloads strawbales from his farm to the Earth Day Festival
- Jared Bogdonov-Hanna, Fay Hanson, O.U students remove bales from site and transport them for use at Oakland University Student Organic Farm, Strawbale Studio and personal gardens. Fay and Adriane bring bales up to Strawbale Studio and store them on the trailer bed on Mid Meadow. Jim Breman covers them.
- Samad Ansari, Jacob Gnath, Michael Mallon, Jim Bremer, Gene Vilenni & dog. Help in various ways with the Strawbale Studio Exhibit Table – set up, lead activities: earth sculpting with youth, Earth Oven Pizza, talking with Fair visitors to our booth, pack up and bring things back home.
- Simone & Sean Hudson, Hand-made leather apron.
- Doug Lovelace, support with car +.
- Fay Hanson, loan of truck, Earth Day strawbales, general support !
- Emily Eisley Cunningham – many gifts of fermented foods: kraut, pickled cherries ++, venison, natural tooth powder ++
- Kayle Kusch, gift of glass canning jars.
- Lee Padula – gift of indoor fern plant
- Pat Demers – gifts from moms’ estate. Display board, tools, and more. Tree cutting with chain saw ! Maple Tree with Jim Bremen. Dead trees by DB Cabin.
- Robin Mallor & Greg Kurchevski – gifted many things as they moved from their farm to VT – couch, flour grinder, blankets & more !
- Gene Vilenni– construction projects, windows and screens in Get-Away Cabin and Kids Cottage, teaching skills to intern, music at Full Moon Potlucks. General support in many ways !
- Jacob Gnath – the construction of a round pole frame / roof for the Outdoor Rocket Cooker, help on so many projects,
- Gene & Jacob and many others help on the Full Moon Potlucks with fires, prep and cleanup.
- Help and Donations at Potlucks ! So many folks help with so many things ! Occasional tours, earth oven pizza, clean up, set up, financial donations, and more!
- Linda Jackson – donations and support !
- Paul Angelini – extra donations to the potluck.
- Many Folks Gene & Jacob and many others help on the Full Moon Potlucks with fires, prep and cleanup.
- Paul Beaudet, Spencer Field – or ganizing Red Shed, Clearing Crab Apple area, Paul, gifts of hand cut glass cups, hand-carved wooden spoons, sourkraut ferments, bread, and more ! Help with Full Moon Potluck !
- Rich Price – help with wheelbarrow and bicycle tire fixing ! Gifting of a cutting board he made.
- Jared Bogdonov Hanna & Marcie Nido – food they grew. Potatoes, garlic onions ! Putting up the insulating triangle in SBS. Marci herbal gifts. pizza in the earth oven for potluck, and more.
- Will & Aleczandria Carter – things from their wedding here, food, snacks and more.
- Dave & Dorinda LeFevre gave Strawbale Studio a lot of things from their barn, as they are moving ! Tools, tarps and more, and even brought over gravel & stones and filled holes in the lane !
- Les Roganbuck & Elizabeth and East River Farm – for growing great food, (Strawbale Studio bought a CSA Share in 2019) and for plenty of “extra food” here & there.
- Emily Brezinski “Stardust”, helps with signs, greenhouse, household.
- Ronna Fisher – publicity editing with db. Emotional support !
- Karen Page, publicity support encouragement with “the next step”. Support on Website, Photos & Organization.
- Marci Nido – publicity support for postings and website!
- Sarah Angelini –vimeo of Strawbale Studio. Film, co-edit, it goes online. 300 views first few hours ! com/372890381
- Debbie Rowe – emotional support, encouragement, ideas.
- Lois Robbins – ongoing emotional and financial support !
- Tire Warehouse: Fixed wheelbarrow tire free !
- Donation $350 from Selena Lucas for db to attend Strawbale Week ~ Andrew Morrison in Ann Arbor ! July 20 – 27, 2019 or such.
- Stephanie McDonald. Helping with ordering online supplies.
- Lucky’s – Mya support with SBS handouts
- Mary Beth Stanton, Chris Walker & Yo Yarbonough, from Chicago. visit, gifts, help.
- Sheryl Netsky. Chocolate, incense, palo santo. Brought guests to share.
- Taran & Samit Gehlot – pepper plant & email sharing of their projects in Kenya.
- Shannon Rau, Drew Eddy& Paul Beaudet – Further clearing of crab apple area ! Dug out roots of plants, covered with tarp !
- Charlie the Dog – helped in various ways.
- Jacob and Paul – clean up big-time after Dec Full Moon Potluck
- and the many more not listed ! Please remind me, and I’d love to add you to this list.
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