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Calendar 2013

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 STRAWBALE  STUDIO    2013 CALENDAR                          


  Natural Building & Sustainable Living Skills – Education Program




  The Strawbale Studio  is located outside Oxford, MI on wooded rural land 1 hr. north of Detroit, Michigan. 

  Activities are at the Strawbale Studio unless otherwise noted.   REGISTRATION





March 1                 2013   1st Friday VOLUNTEER DAY     Activity: Reed Harvesting. Includes a Free Tour & Lashing Class. 


March 3                 2013   TOOL Repair & Sharpening with John Eisley.   1-5 p  $25 prepaid of $35 with rsvp.


April 7                   2013   MUSHROOM GROWING with Paul Angelini. Basics cultivation & hands-on  Log to take home.

                                            Includes an Earth Oven Pizza Party (with mushrooms, of course !) Fee tbd  


March 31              2013   HENNA CLASS with local expert at the Strawbale Studio. Includes a tour.  1-5p  $25/$35


June TBD             2013   ROUND POLE FRAMING 2-day Class – on the Angelini’s Outdoor Kitchen, Clarkston.$100 1 mo. in advance.

                                        $150 after, with RSVP.  Limit 12 students. Register now ! 



WEEKEND GATHERINGS with a focus on Reed Harvesting. Held at the Strawbale Studio land.  


Come to part or all of the weekend ~ for a variety of sustainability experiences, with a focus on reed harvesting.

Fri: Potluck & Video,   Sat: Reed Harvest, mini-Class (see below), Tour.  Sun: Reed Harvest, Design Charette          

         Feb 15 – 17  2013  Sat. Class ~ Earth Plaster Class

         Feb 22 – 24  2013   Sat. Class ~ Natural Materials Presentation

         Mar  8 – 10   2013  Sat. Class ~ Thatching Demo & Lashing Class

         Mar  15 - 17  2013  Sat. Class ~ Thatching Demo & Cording Class

See Details below. 



  NATURAL COTTAGE PROJECT 2-week Workshops with 4 seasoned builder/instructors.

                                     Visit www.naturalcottageproject.com for details.


April 13-27,2013           Building the Complete Cob & Timber Cottage.  Birdsong Hollow WoodburyTN


May 11-24, 2013           Natural Building Essentials at the Straw Bale Studio, OxfordMichigan


July 13-26, 2013           The Strawbale Sauna & Timber Frame Gazebo. Strawbale Studio, Oxford MI.


Sept. 28-Oct.11, 2013  Building the Cob & Timber Cottage II at Birdsong Hollow WoodburyTN 





Spring -Winter 2013        Internship Program  in NaturalBuilding & Sustainable Skills. 

                                                       1 month to several months.   Details on back & on website              


Monthly Potluck             Full Moon Community Event.     

                                                      Jan 26, Feb 25, Mar 26, Apr 25. May 24, June 23,  July 22, Aug 20,  Sept 18, Oct 18, Nov 16, Dec 16

                                                       Includes Potluck ,bonfire, tour of the buildings grounds.  Free event, donations appreciated.


Monthly                          First Friday VOLUNTEER Days  –includes a tour & mini workshop



Weekend Gatherings ~ Details                                                 


Come to all or part of the weekend. Suggested donation $25 - $75.  Scholarships available. 


Friday night at 6m come together to share food and conversation about natural building.  

You are welcome to stay overnight if you wish.  Bring towels & bedding if you can or we can provide it.

Saturday: 9 am tour the Natural Buildings on site. See the Strawbale Studio, Spiral Chamber,

new Retreat Cabin, the Kids Cottage, earth oven, rocket stove heated bench.  10a– 2p harvest

phragmite reed for the new Retreat Cabin.  Bring a snack or lunch, water or warm beverage,

gloves, warm waterproof boots,. Return for a workshop related to natural building & sustainable living,

followed by a simple supper.  Stay over if you wish, see above. Sunday we will reed collect from 10 – 2,

and then from 2-4 enjoy sharing your building plans with the group in a Design Charette. 

Get input from others on your design ideas.   




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