a MARCH of events towards APRIL

a MARCH of events towards APRIL
…With something Sustainable for almost Everyone…

Check the Baumhaus website for updates or facebook links below:

• Sustainable Cookie Making! (ACTION) – 19.03.

• Contributing to cultural and Social Sustainability with AG Patenschaften (ACTION) – 19.03.

• Sustainable Cooking and Community Building (ACTION) – 21.03.

• Sustainable textiles and fashion up-cycling (WORKSHOP) – 26.03.

• Sustainable textiles and fashion (Presentation & Discussion) – 26.03.

• Sustainable Social Musical Meditation (WORKSHOP) – 27.03.

• Sustainable Cooking and Community Building (ACTION) – 28.03.

• Collaborative Building Session – Lehmputz (Clay) (ACTION) – 31.03.

• Up-cycling Mosaik Workshop (WORKSHOP) – 07.04.

Events from the first half of April 2019

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Surviving Reconstructive Deconstruction

… With a little help from our friends!

This year started off with a real challenge when we had to endure 2 full weeks of construction in the Baumhaus and our WG upstairs, and in the middle of it all, pull off 2 big events, each hosting over 90 people! Thanks to all the nice volunteers who came by to make it all happen with style and joy!

Now we are back in action, come by to join in and hear the old stories and create the new ones yourself:

• Th/Do 07 Feb – Community Networking Night / Buffet / Jam Session
• Fr 08 Feb – Vertical Garden Meeting – working on the prototype

The written version of the construction drama from our blog

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Volunteers needed on 18th and 19th!

Volunteers needed on 18th and 19th!
First the Good News…
acTVism just released a video of Scott giving an improv interview during a busy Community Networking Night about some of the ideas behind the project.
Speaking of Community Networking Night, we are back in action Jan 17 and every Thursday until Summer…

And now the Unfolding Drama…

2019 Begins With Some De-Constructive Re-Creation

Episode 1 – A Baumhaus Under Siege

A last minute invasion has

created a real crap situation…

Our Hausverwaltung said “All pipes must go!”

The ones up above, and the ones down below…

More helping hands are needed for healing and growing,
So come by this week to keep the Baumhaus flow going…

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In the middle of December 2018, short before the holiday break we found out from our Hausverwaltung that we would have to endure some pretty major renovations to replace ALL the pipes in the entire building (inside and outside the walls) for legal purposes.   So, since the 7th of January we have had a full invasion of Handwerkers making massive holes in the walls, ceilings and floors of not only the Baumhaus but our WG above, plus no running water or toilets during the days last week…
With the holes came lots of loud noise and plenty of dust which could not have come at a worse time because we had 2 big events planned for months.  We have been working full time all week last week and this week so far building tents and protection to keep the dust isolated to some small work areas as well as helping to manage the de-/construction efforts.
Now there is still some work to be done before a big event with the Wuppertal Institut on Monday the 21st.
• We are seeking volunteers for Jan 18 and 19 to come by and help us clean up, set and put the space back together plus continue working on a few other special projects.  We could also use some volunteer help cooking, serving and cleaning on Jan 20 and 21, the details of each date are below.
• If you would like to help out, please send an email to info@baumhausberlin.de to let us know what day and time we you you can come to help with.
To show our appreciation for volunteers, we would like to offer a free participation at any of our upcoming Active Art Salon workshops where we help participants take their interests, goals, passions, skills and talents and create some solid realistic and personally engaging concepts for making the world a better place right here and now!
This is what can get done:
– planning and working on the new hydroponic vertical garden “Green Wall” installation
– sanding modular table legs for new henna artwork by Linda Mey
– painting over damaged and repaired areas from building
– processing typical waste materials into functional building and design materials
– re-potting existing plants
– arranging graphic displays/installations
17 Jan (Th/Do) • 18:00 – 23:00 Community Networking Night
18 Jan (Fr) • 9:00 – 18:00 Cleaning and Building
18 Jan • 19:00 – Vertical Garden Installation Planning Meeting
19 Jan (Sa) • 10:00 – 15:00 Cleaning and Building
20 Jan (Su/So) • 12 – 19:00 Cleaning and Cooking for big event on 21st
21 Jan (Mo) • 11:00 – 17:00 Setting Up, Cooking and Cleaning
Scott and Karen

Faces – Looking Back and Forward to the rest of April 2018

A bit of everything coming up these next 2 weeks including: Tech Team Night (nerds unite!), Thursday Community Networking nights, Beer Brewing, Plants and Party, Panke Flea Market Dj gig, Active Building Sessions, Organic Jam Sessions, Poetry Workshop, Super Social Sunday + Open Calls for participation…

18.04. – Open Tech Team Meeting

19.04. – Community Night, Buffet, Quick Pitches, Vocal Jam Session

21.04. – Beer Brewing Workshop

21.04. – Plant & Party

22.04. – Panke Flea Market (Baumhaus will have a table there)

23.-25.04. – Active Building Sessions

25.04. – FLOW musical meditation and Jam Session

26.04. – Poetry Workshop (DE)

26.04. – Community Night, Buffet, Quick Pitches, Vocal Jam Session

29.04. – Super Social Soli Sunday Brunch

+ OPEN CALL for Collaborations

Sights & Sounds From People, Projects, Events :: March 13 – 31

More progress on all fronts the last half of March including collaborative building and design sessions, some really great community networking nights, some great sound recordings from our I.G.O. vocal improv meditative jam sessions, workshops, presentations and general good vibes… More on the Horizon:
Thursday Community Networking Night
• Apr 5 – https://www.facebook.com/events/405978876492386/
• Apr 12 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1467561576687805/
Latest I.G.O. Sound recordings
• Sunday, Apr 15
Super Social Soli Sunday Brunch – inspiring and supporting each other to make some of the basic changes in our lives actually happen by doing them together!
• Entire Month of April – Collaborative Building Sessions :: Check out our open call for participation doing the stuff you love to do, write us a note and we will find some time to meet!
**Special thanks to Reda Youssef for helping to take some great photos during our community nights and to Charles at The Forsberg for the nice community bar tending workshop!

Busy Hosting Some Great Organizations

We have been pretty busy since Nov 2017 until now hosting all sorts of great events. A big thanks to our patrons including Brot für die Welt​, COB1​, Oikocredit Deutschland​, Journey 2 Creation​, Slow Food Youth Deutschland​, UN Climate German Youth Delgation, BUNDjugend​, Europa-Universität Flensberg, Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie​ and the several other smaller but important gatherings of good people doing great work.

Our regular Spring schedule in between space rentals and project work:

• Every Thursday – Community Networking Night: 16:00 – 22:00

• On going – Open call for participation in collaborative projects

• Last Weds of every month – FLOW meditative jam session

+ ask about joining our regular KlimaKollektiv gatherings and workshops on Tuesdays starting March 27…

272 Images from events, mid Nov – mid Feb

Also available on Facebook

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Collaborative Sustainable Design In Action – Join In!

In January of 2018 Baumhaus was commissioned by BUNDjugend to build a large “witches kettle” to be used as a theatrical prop during the Wir haben es satt demonstration for sustainable agriculture. Since the prop was only going to be used for 1 day, we designed it in a modular way so it could be partially disassembled, re-configured and then permanently installed into the interior of the Baumhaus. We even figured out a cool way to up-cycle old wooden veggie boxes that normally get thrown away!

Check out our progress so far and feel free to let us know if you would like to join in with these or any number of other practical sustainable projects and actions we have going on. Write us a mail to let us know what super powers you would like to share to make the world a better place right here in Berlin.

Here are a list of activities we will be engaged in over the next months and the details for how to participate…

If you want to check out things in person first then feel free to drop by any Thursday between 16:00 and 22:00 during our community networking evening and all you can eat bio-buffet…: http://www.baumhausberlin.de/en/event/bio-buffet-improvisational-groove-orchestra-vocal-jam-session/?instance_id=10525

Thursday Night Community Nights, the many faces and phases

Our Community Night brings together all sorts of good people to engage in collaboratively supporting each other in making the world a more balanced place now. We are very happy that there always seems to be such a great vibe in the space so thanks to everyone who helped to make it happen over the past few months!

Join us any Thursday.