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February, 2008 - April, 2008

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 WEEKENDS in September & October 2008 Fall "OPEN BUILD" 

Come learn natural building while you help in the construction of the Kid's Cottage on the land outside Oxford, MI.  This is the 3rd project on which we are 1) thatching the roof with reed grass 2) constructing a fieldstone foundation.  Additionally we are doing cob & earthen plastering on the Spiral Chamber and Rocket Stove Heated Bench and Strawbale Studio.  Activities will take place throughout the week and weekend.  Call to schedule a time.  No experience necessary. Overnight Accomodations & Internships available.

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Family Workshop: Sculpting an Earthen PLAYSPACE!

   April 6, 2008  Sunday 12:30 to 5 pm. 

   Held in the West Bloomfield / Commerce Michigan area, indoors.  Creating an enchanting, natural basement play area! 

2008 Natural Building Series  ~  7 workshops+

   April - September, 2008. 

   Learn about natural foundations, round pole framing, thatched roof & strawbale construction, earthen plasters &  floors,

   thru workshops on the Oxford Kid's Cottage ~ A Start-to-Finish Project  located at the Strawbale Studio, Oxford, MI

 FULL MOON Bonfire & potluck   An ongoing, monthly activity throught the year


Tuesday,   October 14, 2008.         6-9 pm  Oxford, MI

Thursday,  November 13, 2008.     6-9 pm  Oxford, MI

Friday,       December 12, 2008.     6-9 pm  Oxford, MI

 United Plant Savers Conference 

    August 2, 2008. Held at the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Oxford, MI.

NATURAL BUILDING Tour & Hands-on Experience.


August 3, 2008. 10 am - 2 pm.  Take a tour of the enchanting thatched-roof Strawbale Studio, see the Rocket Stove Heated Bench, then get some hands-on experience as you mix & sculpt your own earthen model to take home. Includes Lunch!  Located just 5 miles north of Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, this will be a great addition to your weekend trip to the United Plant Savers Workshop, above.


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