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2012 schedule

Page history last edited by Deanne Bednar 7 years, 7 months ago

 

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Strawbale Studio 2012 Program - Organized by Date

 

                                                           click on the links below for activities during that time period  

January 2012 - May 2012 

 

June 2012- September 2012

 

October 2012 - December 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawbale Studio 2012 Program - organized by Activities:  

Classes, potlucks, tours, presentations, intern, projects, visits. 

Classes & Workshops  January 9, 2012 Fermenting & Simple Cheese Making Class Collaboration with Ruth Hoyt, lead instructor
  January 12, 2012 Lashing & Round Pole Construction Ann Arbor Montessori Middle School Tour & Lashing Activity, Coleen Carlson, teacher. 
 
January 14, 2012 Basics of Thatching & Reed Collecting with Intern
 
January 21, 2012 Round Pole Framing Workshop  
 
January 28, 2012 Earth Plaster & Sculpting Class Host location: Jim McDonald, White Lake, MI
 
February 7, 2012 Fermenting & Simple Cheese Making Class Collaboration with Ruth Hoyt, lead instructor
 
February 20, 2012 Earth Scupting & Natural Plastering Retrofit at the McClellans outside Cleveland, Ohio with Christina Ott of Barefoot Builders. 
 
February 25, 2012  Buffalo, NY  attended with Chris McClellan
 
March 10, 2012 Earth Plaster & Sculpting Class Host location: Jim McDonald, White Lake, MI
 
April 6, 2012 The Joy of Foraging Class  
 
April 28, 2012 Earth Oven Workshop Host location: Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford, MI. Teri VanHall, Illana Greenbaum, Katy O'leary - helpers ! 
 
May 12, 2012 Permaculture, Plants & Plasters Workshop Collaboration:  3 Instructors: Jared Bogdonov-Hanna, Jim McDonald, Deanne Bednar
 
May 26, 2012 The Joy of Foraging Plant Workshop  
 
May 27, 2012 Earth Oven mini-class Host location: Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford, MI. 
 
June 16, 2012 Offsite: Tall Trees Farm Spiral Chamber - Natural Building Workshops June 16 & 17, 2012.   Tall Trees Farm Solstice Gathering, White Lake, MI.  Jun 16 Spiral Chamber activity lead by Lance Bowen.  June 17 Thatching Activity lead by Deanne Bednar
 
June 30, 2012 Off-site Plant Walk, co-lead by Deanne at the Spirit Women of the Earth retreat.  Location: Heritage Park, Farmington, MI. Host: Carol Fink.
 
July 5, 2012 Offsite Thatching Workshop at Kinstone Circle. July 5-7, 2012 Instructor: Deanne Bednar Kinstone Circle, Fountain City, WI. Host: Kristine Beck
 
July 14, 2012 Natural Cottage Project 2 week workshop July 14 - 28, 2012 Collaboration:  4 instructors, 8 worktraders. Arriving early, staying after.
  August 25, 2012 Pocket Rocket Workshop with Ernie & Erica Wisner. 
Hosted by Strawbale Studio offsite: Spirit Hope Church & Community Garden, Detroit MI. Collaboration with several others. 
  August 26, 2012 "Dirty Secrets of a Clean Fire" - Rocket Stove Principles with Ernie & Erica Wisner. 
Hosted by Strawbale Studio on site. Collaboration with several others. 
 
September 12, 2012 Intro to Natural Building & Sustainable Living Class  
 
September 15, 2012 Earth Plaster Workshop on site.   
 
September 29, 2012 Round Pole Construction "FIOT" .  Tree platform in Fairy Forest.   
 
October 5, 2012 Volunteer Day - Green Living Roof on Wood Shelter  
 
October 13, 2012 Rocket Stove Workshop - Outdoor Cookstove  
 
November 10, 2012 Fermenting & Simple Cheese Making with Ruth Hoyt & interns Collaboration with Ruth Hoyt, lead instructor and Interns Mariek & Bee
 
November 11, 2012 Fermenting & Simple Cheese Making with Ruth Hoyt & interns Collaboration with Ruth Hoyt, lead instructor and Interns Mariek & Bee
 
December 8, 2012 Holiday Crafts & Bees Wax Candle Making  Mariek & Bee
2012   Projects on the Land Repair & Plant Greenhouse. Harvest Garden  
   
Rumford Fireplace ~ Finish sculpting   
   
Thatch Ridge of Spiral Chamber  
                                              New Retreat Cabin, Phase 1.  
   
Boat Root Cellar - phase 1  
    
Kids Cottage Rocket Stove  
   
Red Shed Rocket Stove - finish sculpture, heat riser barrel adjustment and oil finish to bench.   
   
Fruit Tree Planting, Garden & Winter Greenhouse ~ with a Permaculture orientation.   
April 22, 2012 Exhibit & Demo - Offsite Strawbale Studio Exhibit & Eart Oven Demo at Huron Valley Earth Day Festival  Milford, MI 4H Grounds. 
June 22, 2012 Exhibit & Demo - Offsite June 22- 24, 2012 Green Living Festival - Rochester MI. SBS Exhibit, demonstrations & strawbale climbing pyramid.    Rochester, MI
October 19, 2912 Exhibit & Demo - Offsite October 19 - 21, 2012 Bioneers Detroit  Conference - SBS Exhibit & Hands-on Demos.  Marygrove College, Detroit, MI 
September 22, 2012 Exhibit & Demo & Presentation - Offsite Presentation on Haybox Cooking & Humanure Composting at the 6th Annual Farmgirl Revival Location: "Yule Love It" Lavendar Farm. Host: Iris Underwood. 
October 27, 2912 Fundraiser Concert in SBS Rennaisance Evening - Fundraiser for the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservency  Lois Robbins, organizer.  Music: A Reasonable Facimile.
June 27, 2012 Green Map Presentation  for the Southeast Michigan Stewardhip Coalition. Summer institute.  EcoJustice Education and Community -Based Learning.   Held at Eastern Michigan University
August - Nov 15, 2012 Internship & Worktrade Fall Internship   
Jan 8 - Feb 8, 2012 Internship & Worktrade Winter Internship Reed Collecting & Workshops below.  
July 1 - August 5, 2012 Internship & Worktrade Natural Cottage Project   
  Internship & Worktrade Internship included such activities as felting, goat milking, assisting with workshops, attending full moon events, visiting local farms & sustainable sites,  candle making, fermenting, natural cooking, worm composting, earth oven and solar oven cooking, rocket stove firing, thatching, earth plastering, presentations on natural building, access to Sustainability Library & video, all the projects & visits in the season and fine conversations.  Internships were held in the Winter, Summer and Fall of 2012.   Attending:  Also see the  Internship link on this report. 

2012 Interns included:  Oliver Hoadley from New hampshire, Mariek Rouse from France, Laura Lutrell, from nowhere, Be Durham from Florida & Glacier Park. Peyton Ginakes from Three Roods Farm, MI.  Ilana Greenbaum from Michigan, Jacquie Medina, and 6 year old son, Canyon. from California. Vanessa Wight, from California,  Zachary Heaton from MI and Christina Keegan, from Illinois..  Chris Sender and Annie from Connecticut. 

 

Interns & Worktraders for the Natural Cottage Project were:

Randall Gabriel from Indiana, Michellle Thomas from Canada, Eva Wimmer, studying world-wide, Miwa from Massachusetts, Joe Orso from Wisconsin, Jacob Glen from Ann Arbor, and

Australia, Michelle Thomas from Ontario, Canada, Laura Luttrell from West Virginia

Jacob Breczinski from Flint, MI. 

April 3, 2012 Interview Interviewed for a Report on Natural Building.for a Flint U of M Sustainability Course Paper.  by Allan Harris 
January 9, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
February 7, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
March 8, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
April 6, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
May 5, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
June 4, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
July 3, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
August 1, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
August 31, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
September 29, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
October 29, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
November 28, 2012 Potluck Full Moon Potluck Free Community Event
December 28, 2012 Potluck - 4 pm Tour Full Moon Potluck cancelled due to illness.  Free Community Event
February 13, 2012 Reed Collect - teach Reed Collect with a group.   
March 26, 2012 Reed Collect - teach Reed Collect with Jen and Andrew.  
April 1, 2012 Reed Collect - teach Reed Collecting with Ilana.   
December 22, 2012 Regional Event Birth 2012 Celebration  Upland Hills School
August 8-11, 2012 SBS Hosts a group on the Land  Super Hero Bike Tour !  25 people on bikes camped 4 days & helped out with projects at the SBS !  Organizers: Emily Brezinski, Michael Mallon
March 28, 2012 Tour Tour for Stephanie and Aaron Hainnah   
January 18, 2012 Tour  Tour for Shannon and Serina Wudkewvych  
May 12, 2012 Tour - educational group Fay Hanson - Student Organic Farm students date? 
May 17, 2012 Tour - educational group Tour & Host the Michigan Science Leadership Association  Contact: Eileen Byrnes, Ronna Fisher
December 2, 2012 Tour - educational group Oakland Community College, Renewable Energy Class, Tour Dr. Debra Rowe, instructor
May 10, 2012 Tour - group Tour for group of  organized by Helen Slomovits Earth Mixing & Sculpting.  She gave me lots of presents. Oils, music, books. 
May 11, 2012 Tour - group Iris Underwood, Advisory Board date? 
May 17, 2012 Tour  & Activity Visit from Noah & Emily.  Reed Collect, Garden & Cook.May 17 -19,   
August 28, 2012 Tour - Group Dolmans Russian Group Tour of SBS Dolores Rubio and family 
February 14, 2012 Tour & Activitiy Tour and Plaster Workshop for Kelly Vallelunga Seeking to do strawbale in Kalamazoo
August 28, 2012 Tour & Activity Rennaisance Festival Folks Tour & Earth Plaster Retreat Cabin  Jon Weyhravch organizer. 
October 4, 2012 Tour & Activity Counsulation on Thatching for Tara & Tyler.   They are planning to build and thatch. I will do a workshop in the summer or fall in VT.   Date?
  Visit 3 Roods Farm, Columbiaville, MI Interns help with Gardens
  Visit Pine Meadow CSA Farm, Oxford, MI Interns help with Gardens
  Visit Flower Goat Farm, Leonard, MI Interns attend
  Visit  Green Garage, Detroit, MI Interns attend
  Visit  Dave and Dorindas Farm, Oxford, MI Interns attend
  Visit  Amy's Farm - local from Potluck.  Almont, MI Interns attend
  Visit  Jared Bogdonov-Hannas Permaculture Garden, Troy, MI.  Interns attend
  Visit  Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Oxford, MI  
Visits  Visits  Permaculture Oakland Co. Meetup Monthly, Clarkston, MI Interns attend

 

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