Time: October 25, 2009 to November 6, 2009
Location: Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Street: 189 VT Route 100
City/Town: Warren, VT
Website or Map: http://www.yestermorrow.org
Event Type: class
Organized By: Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2009
This course is aimed at those involved in small, integrated, local farms -- a farm apprentice responsible for building a chicken coop; a new farmer with a farm in need of regeneration; an established farmer looking to make capital improvements; or the family homesteader who needs a sheep barn. Topics covered will include energy efficiency and independence, barnyard layout, barn design and rehabilitation, site planning, sheds and outbuildings, greenhouses, root cellars, housing, long-term planning, and the many systems involved in a local food source.
The studio experience will be an opportunity for farmers to take to time and space away from the daily routine and imagine, prioritize, and plan the upgrades they have always dreamed of. Students are encouraged to bring a design project to the class to workshop through the week. A small building project at the school or at a local farm will give the students a chance to safely learn the basics of construction. Farm visits, presentations, and guest lectures will provide a first hand opportunity to see how others have taken on the noble challenge of building a farm. Beginner to Intermediate.