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Thanks to Funders!

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 2013 End of Year Report and Pictures                                             www.strawbalestudio.org     


Funding and Contributions


Great thanks to all the folks who have contributed in so many ways to help build and teach,

and support the process! It takes us all.

There have been so many interns, friends and helpers who have been greatly helpful.


A Special Thanks to the following, who have given substantial donations to support this work.

And great appreciation for the emotional support that goes along with the financial support.

They both are a blessing!


2013 & 2014 to date

A total of $360 was donated by individuals toward the Compost Furnace during the Celebration Party Nov 15, 2014, when Gene Vilenni and the members of Greenfire Trio donated an evening of their lively music ! Thanks to Lois Robbins - lots of support and collaboration, Chris McClellan, a building partner and all 'round supporter who has also connected me to so many amazing people, Angela, Jess Tess ~ lots of Publicity Development, Donovan Wentworth ~ creator of the strawbalestudio.org website.  Dana Driscoll donated funds, plus a number of supportive activities ! Micah Linquist ~ invaluable co-creator of things wooden on the structures....roofing, skylight, stove pipe in and such.  Michael Elstermann has volunteered lots.  Doug Lovelace, always a help fixing or donating.  Scott Cameron checks in on me and gives business support.  The Tarrs - Chris and Jug have donated food from the garden and things needed along the way.  Jared Bogdonov-Hanna ~ plants and plant wisdom.  Emily Eisley, volunteer with mud and gardens. Roslind Tait and Steve Chang-Jee Lian donated money as well as volunteer time, Harriet Oliver - money and volunteer time, Dawn Holtz ~ lots of time toward infrastructure, grounds and financial planning, Jim and Mary Jo Bizner have contributed yearly. Thanks, Thanks. Volunteers "on the ground" Justin Poppo, Emily, Jake (+other bro) & Arlene Brezinski,  Catherine , Kerry Gados, The Mormon Sisters, T and Green, The Abbots, Norma & Bill, Dave & Dorinda LeFevre, The HOYTS ~ Tom, Ruth, Rachel, Sarah, Clair and Jack.  Johnie Spezia, John Batdorf (tents & more) Tall Will, and more. Sherrie Vanderputte ~ Yes Magazine ! Kit from Permaculture Meetup ~ donation. Thanks for the teaching support from Paul Angelini~ Mushroom Cultivation Workshop Instructor, Mark Angelini ~ Round Pole Workshop Co-Teacher., and in previous years, Jared Bogdonov-HannaJim McDonald ~ Plants & Permaculture & Plaster workshop with Deanne, Mark Krawchek ~ Copicing Workshop, Lynn Kalfsbeak, Native Plants Workshop.....and there are 10 times more folks. Email me and I would love to add you to this list ! 



Dana Driscoll ~ contribution and offer to teach a papermaking workshop! 

Gloria Lowe ~ contribution

Jim and Mary Jo Bizer ~ contribution

Garret Schloss ~ donation of a DVD: Ben Law, Round Pole Framing. 



Miriam Marcus who sponsored an intern to attend classes for 6 months. 

Fay Hanson  Thanks so much for your support financially and in so many ways.

Scott Cameron   

Bob Pizzimenti

Mary Alice Dooley

James Bizer and Mary Jo Larson

Mike Ross

and others who contributed in many ways throughout the year.



Chris McClellan

Heather Hasking

Dawn Nelson

Jim McDonald

Jared Bogdonov-Hanna

Tammy Blackfoot


                                                    PREVIOUS DONORS 

Michigan Energy Office

Community Energy Grants were received from the State of Michigan Energy Office in 2004 and 2005

for Natural Building Education outreach and programing. These grants were with the support of the

Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center. In 2006 the CE Grant partially supported the Kensington

Kid's Cottage Project, through the Boggs Center.


Detroit Edison & First Solar of Toledo

Through the generosity of Detroit Edison, a solar electric system was given to the Strawbale Studio,

including a photovoltaic panel, regulator, batteries and inverter. The cadmium telurite PV solar panels

were donated by First Solar of Toledo.


Scott Cameron -  for financial & emotional support through the years ! 


Dewald Foundation

Funding was also received several times from the DeWald Foundation through the Upland Hills

Ecological Awareness Center.

And so many more who have contributed in a variety of wonderful ways.


"Anonymous" was a significant financial contributor.  You know who you are !









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