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2009 SCHEDULE of EVENTS

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Description of Tours, Presentations, Exhibits, Workshops & Programs, Full Moon Events, Internships.

 

twig

 

January 2010 - March 2010

April 2010 - December 2010


 

Monthly

Full Moon Bonfire and Potluck plus tour of natural buildings & gardens.

 

Weekly
Ongoing activities: Intern & volunteer projects, office work & maintenance.

 

 

twig

 

Date                  2009 Activities

1/1-2/09

Chicago Group VisitIntern Bethany Cook brings 4 young people to stay at the Strawbale Studio, tour & volunteer

 

1/3-4/09

Reed CollectionPrevious interns who thatched the Kensington Kid's Cottage in 2006 return to collect reed.

 

1/22/09     

Presentation to Solar Design Class at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, MI.  Instructor: Janice Means.

 

2/14-15/09

Earth Sculpture Workshop ~ co-creating a  Strawbale Bench & interior wall (E. Wing) 

 

3/09/09     

Presentation to the Solar Club (an outdoor recreation organization) Westland, MI. Theme: Simple Living.  

 

3/14/09        

Tour for the Neuman Family.

 

3/19/09           Presentation at the St. Clair Public Library on Alternative Building.
3/26/09

Tour for LTU Solar Design Class, Lawrence Technological University Architecture Program.  Instructor: Dr. Janice Means.  

 

4/11/09  Plaster & Sculpting Workshop in the main house. 

 

4/18-19/09    

Exhibit for the 2009 Earthday Expo, Rochester, MI . Exhibit included an Ecovillage Model-making for children plus Earth Oven, Solar Oven & Water Light demonstrations! Teens & Interns helped. 50,000 conference attendees.

 

4/24/09

Consultation for the Green Garage, a Zero Energy Sustainability Center being created in Detroit. Consultation was given regarding the potential use of natural building materials to renovate the interior & exterior of this inspiring building.

 

4/25/09

Presentation for the Wild Lapeer, Earth Day Event: PowerPoint Presentation on regional natural buildings.

 

4/25/09

Oxford Earth Day Event: Earthen Mixing  Earth Oven & Solar Oven demonstrations.  Lead by interns Sam Runner & Amity Yore.

 

5/10/09

Open Source Green Map introduction to the Oakland Co. Planning Dept.at the Oakland Transition Town meeting. 

 

5/15-24/09   10 day “Complete Cob”  Workshop for the Cob Cottage Company, Coquille, OregonCo-teachers: Kirk Mobert & Deanne Bednar.  Assisted by Linda Smiley & Ianto Evans. 
5/30/31/09

Thatching Workshop.  Learn basics on practice frame & Kids’ Cottage.  Organized for John Van Eck.

 

6/01/09

Earth Plaster Workshop at herbalist Jim McDonalds'.  Adhesion & infill coats on walls

 

6/4-5/09

Earth Oven Workshop.  Cole family. Tour, SB video, testing earth, make an earth oven model, kids & mom make individual sculptures.  Design consultation on their house plans. 

 

6/09 Wild Women in the Woods, Natural Building Series of 2 classes at 3 Roods Farm in Columbiaville, MI for Robin Mallor.  Deanne lead awareness excercises & collaborative building of a lean-to out of natural materials gathered from the woods at the farm.                                
6/07/09

Introduction to Strawbale & Cob.  Hands-on Workshop for Ann Arbor Group, organized by Kris Kaul.   

 

6/09/09

Powerpoint Presentation on the Open-Source Greenmap to Oakland Schools & the Oakland County Planning Department.  

 

6/18/09

Oxford Community Television Presentation for local cable station. Subject: Solar & Strawbale House Design & Solar Cooking. Ellen Waara interviewed Deanne Bednar. 

 

6/26-28/09

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Fair, Manistique, MI: Natural Building Exhibit table, Earth Oven demonstration. Lead by intern Sam Runner

 

7/07/09

Earth Works Urban Farm “Youth Program” from Detroit tours the Strawbale Studio and helps mix and apply earthen mix to the Sun Face Earth Oven. 

 

6-11/09 Completion of Oxford Kid's Cottage Thatched Roof: Finishing application of Phragmite, cattail collection, drying & application to the ridge, and decorative cross-hatch detailing. Special thanks to Evan Dayringer & Emilie Breczinski.                      
5-11/09 Permaculture Gardens, Greenhouse & Grounds.  Interns helped with reshaping of beds, planting, Herb Spiral construction, Greenhouse construction & planting, wood harvesting & cutting. Special thanks to Sam Runner & all others!                                    
6-7/09 Thatched Lean-to Woodshed outside the Strawbale Studio.  Initiated by intern Sam Runner & assisted by interns including those from the 3 Roods Farm.                             
7/11/09

Strawbale Workshop for Al-Fraih from Kuwait, who will be taking the information back with him, and Alexis Bogdanov-Hanna, manager of the Upland Hills CSA. 10 second Clay Stomping video by Abdul Al-Fraih.

 

7/17-19/09

Women’s Creative Weekend Retreat.  Koren Farmer & friends beautify the Strawbale Studio with earth plaster, reed loft ceiling & tree sculpture addition. 

 

7/26/09 - 8/01/0-9

Natural Building Colloquium East, a 5 day conference in Bath NY: Thatching Exhibit & Presentation, Leader of training session to complete the base and finish plasters on the Retreat Cabin at Peaceweavers Conference Center. Assisted by interns Stacy Armbruster & Sam Runner. 

 

8/10/09

Midwest Permaculture Class Tour & Hands-on .  The 30 students receiving certification from Midwest Permaculture toured, helped & had supper at the Strawbale Studio.  Five men were being trained in PC by Armed Forces to help in Afghanistan.  

 

8/22/-23/09

2-day Earth Oven Workshop: "Fire & Earth".  Co-lead by Intern Sam Runner.   

 

10/04/09

Felting Workshop with fabric artist Kylie Baker from Chicago.  Make felt for retrofitting the Strawbale Studio stem walls.  

 

10/16-18/09

Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit at Marygrove College:  Natural Building Exhibit table, Earth Oven & Solar Oven demonstration & Youth Workshop, below.

 

10/16/09

Creating a Model Ecovillage: Youth Workshop at Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit,: Teens collaboratively design an earthen model of a sustainable community. 

 

10/16/09

Detroit Green Map meeting at the Bioneers Detroit conference with Founding Director, Wendy Brawer from NYC.

 

9 - 11/09 Oxford Kid's Cottage Thatching. Cattail collection & drying. Phragmite roof thatching, cattail ridge application & decorative design on the Oxford Kids Cottage. Completed by Deanne and numerous interns & volunteers, especially Evan Dayringer.                           
11/15/09

Tour & Volunteer Day for 10 folks.

 

11/16/09

Tour for Fran Lee's Wine Group.  Fran is the original owner of the Strawbale Studio !

 

12/02/09

Holiday Gift-making Workshop:  Candle-making & earthen Candlestick holders. 

 

2009

Other 2009 Projects: Creation of a stone Kiva artist Tom Hoyt.

 

Monthly

Full Moon Bonfire and Potluck plus tour of natural buildings & gardens.

 

Weekly

Teen Build Program meets on Wednesdays intermittently throughout the year.

 

Daily Ongoing activities: Intern & volunteer projects, office work & maintenance.

 

twig

 

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