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March 2010 Re-skilling Series

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Enjoy  DIRECT CONNECTion with nature !.

These skills are important and pleasurable, reconnecting us to our natural environment..

By living lightly we create beautiful world for ourselves and future generations.


Families are welcome


Friday Reskilling Workshops: $15 per class, or $48 for the series ! 

Saturday Pruning & Plant ID Walk: $25 


REGISTER for these workshops by calling Deanne at 248 628 1887  or email ecoartdb@gmail.com.

 Also click on Registration link above for information and payment options.


Instructor, Deanne Bednar taught art at the middle school level for 28 years, and now does natural building and sustainable skills as well as illustration. 


Location: The Strawbale Studio land, near Oxford, Michigan. Beautiful rural and wooded 50 acres with a number of small natural outbuildings on site.  Call  or email to to sign up and get directions.



March 2010 Re-skilling Series 

March 5, Friday 2010 Candlemaking  .     Enjoy dipping tapered candles, made from local bees wax, to take with you . Learn how you can do this at your home.  Friday 3 - 5:30 pm   Families welcome.  Beeswax & wick provided. 3 - 5:30 pm $15
March 12, Friday 2010 Felting & Cording . Learn the basics of these ancient crafts made from local wood & fibers. You will make two small projects from  local wool: a wool ball, and a flat piece of wool felt, suitable for a hot pad or several coasters.  You will also learn to cord...make twine/string, using local plant fibers.  Make a bracelet or length of cord.  Take home everthing you make at the workshop.  Friday 3 - 5:30 pm  Families welcome. All fibers provided.  $15
March 20, Saturday 2010
Celebrate the First Day of Spring by joining me & instructor Rick McAvinchy...and

Saturday, March 20, 2010 
12:30 - 3:00 Pruning Session
  3:00 - 4:30 Tree & Plant Identification Walk
Want to have the confidence to prune your fruit trees THIS SEASON ?!
This timely workshop will prepare you to go back home and prune YOUR trees
while they are still dormant. 
What better way to celebrate the First Day of Spring, than by being out on beautiful land, learning more about our relationship with plants?

This workshop lead by Rick McAvinchey ~ consulting forester / wildlife biologist ~ will teach the tools, techniques & principles of pruning.  You will also have a chance to get some hands-on practice applying the tools and your new knowledge ~ to a real live apple tree in need of pruning !  Includes a packet of useful information. 

Location:  The Strawbale Studio land  ~ beautiful wooded rural acres outside Oxford, Michigan (1 hr north of Detroit).
Presenter: Rick McAvinchey, is a local land management forester and does professional fruit tree pruning. He is available for hire to come to your property. (248-627 7109 email: landsteward@juno.com.  (Of course, you will likely be excited go back with your new knowledge, and do the pruning yourself ! )
Fee:  $23.  
Discounts !  Early Bird (-$ 4) & Bring-a-friend  (-$ 4)  
Contact and Registration:  Call Deanne 248 628 1887 or email: ecoartdb@gmail.com
Online registration & payment:
Registration & information on deposits, discounts, & worktrade   
March 19, Friday 2010 Vermaculture .   Learn about making and using worms for indoor composting.  Turn kitchen waste into the world's best living soil !   We will construct a worm bin.  if you want, you can make a bin to take home by pre-ordering bins (2/$15) from me or bring your own bins ~ 2 plasic bins (not transparent) with lids.   Worms included. 3 - 5:30 pm $15
March 26, Friday 2010 Fermenting Foods: Preserve foods while increasing nutritional value. Make keifer and Yoghurt and take home starter samples so you can continue the process!   3 - 5:30 pm $15
March 30, Tuesday  2010 Full Moon Afternoon Activity. Join the  "Volunteer Crew" at a the Strawbale Studio 1-4 pm preceeding the Full Moon Potluck below. There will be a variety of projects   Details to come. 
March 30, Tuesday  2010 Full Moon Bonfire & Potluck On a Tuesday this time !  6 - 9:00+ pm. Tour of grounds 6:00 to 6:30p !   

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