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2019 Semester in Sustainable Design/Build - What is in Our Pockets?

By Madi Visser, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
Written by Aanika Ruutopold - Last Sunday afternoon, I stepped out onto Yestermorrow campus and I could just smell fall. It’s something so hard to describe, but I knew it instantly that day. You could see the edges of the trees begin to blur to reds and browns, and the morning chill seemed to settle in for longer hours.  In...

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2019 Semester in Sustainable Design/Build - Choosing Our Design

By Madi Visser, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
Written by Archie Keltz   After a weekend of completing the twelve-hour Lord of the Rings director’s cut with Trey, one quote comes to mind that applies to this week.   “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”              ...

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2019 Semester In Sustainable Design/Build - Our First Week

By Madi Visser, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
-Written by Hadley Gibson - Since arriving in Vermont roughly two weeks ago we’ve hit the ground running to design our structure as quickly as possible. Our current goal is meeting a deadline of September 18th to submit our design to the DRB, and then present it on the 24th. No easy feat, but here we go!    This...

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2019 Semester in Sustainable Design/Build - An Intro

By Madi Visser, Semester Program Teaching Assistant
This blog will serve as a way for us to document our experiences as the 2019 Semester in Sustainable Design/Build. Many participants will contribute to the blog, so prepare to hear different voices covering various topics in diverse ways. Stay tuned for our stories from the Mad River Valley as we grow and learn in our process to create...

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Alumni Spotlight: Talor Stewart

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Outreach + Enrollment Director

Talor Stewart attended Yestermorrow in 1998 as a student in a course called Design Build of Sustainable Structures with Steve Badanes and Bill Bialosky. In the 20 years since his course, his career has grown and evolved. Talor studied Architecture at the Boston Architectural College and Landscape Design History at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard. An award-winning designer, his work has been recognized for contributions in the Intentional Community, Green Design, and Conscious Design spaces. He provides design services to clients throughout the United States and select places internationally. As an architect, project manager, and design consultant, Talor has worked on single and multi-family homes and communities for people who live a conscious lifestyle. He works with individuals to help them shape their outer environment in a way that reflects and supports their personal choices and lifestyle goals. Combining the best of East and West, he applies the practical science of architecture and construction while incorporating the eastern arts of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra to design spaces well suited for intentional living. He recently wrote a book called Conscious Home Design. It’s a book about looking deeply at the things that really make life meaningful - relationships, health, creativity, feeling connected to our sense of purpose. He recently gave us an update on his book and what he's been up to.

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