Every year we try to get up to Deanne Bednar's Straw Bale Studio (www.strawbalestudio.org) a few times to do building workshops with her. In 2017 we took a walk in her woods to share some of the lovely natural structures including this firewood cover with a very simple (mostly) natural living roof. Stay tuned for part 2 where we look at an example of a simple thatched roof.
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We continue our tour of Deanne's Living and Natural roofs with a stop at this simple firewood storage thatched with the local phragmites reed, which is an invasive species here. By harvesting it in the winter and burning the seed tassels we are using it and also slowing its spread.
Welcome to part 3 of our 2017 tour of Natural and Living Roofs at Deanne Bednar's Straw Bale Studio in Oxford Michigan. Here we are looking at the beautiful mixed vegetation living on the roof of the straw bale and cob sauna we helped build.
We have 35 kinds of edible Berries in our 7 yr old Classroom Food Forest here at UVPCGG www.permaculturedesignschool.org Native favorites are NanKing Cherry, Black Elderberry, Sand Cherry , Josta Berry, Goji Berry and Choke Cherry we make great syrups with our honey. We also love our 3 kinds of Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts and Figs as well as Heirloom Native Potowami Plums that taste like Apricot Jam. We do livestream Permaculture design courses. and are looking for PDC experienced earthworkspeople this Summer to set up 80 acre new Institute in the country Hillside water catchment and transplant our Food Forest and propagate in the country. We will be having manufacturer of Kingdome greenhouse and Hempcrete nonflammable and Thermal Earth shelters also so builders needed along ccx with ccx Rocket Mass Stoves. Call 801-808-4424
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