October 2018

Speaker Series: UrbanFrame Youth Design/Build

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

On November 7, Yestermorrow welcomes Daniel Hewett of Rhode Island School of Design to share about a unique youth design/build program he founded. Learn about nearly a decade of teen/community built projects anchored by UrbanFrame, including a box for the public exchange of love letters, a cooler/teaching pavilion for an urban farm, public art that offers habitat for threatened species, and a sugarhouse that doubles as a veterinary care building.

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Speaker Series: An Ecological Approach to Historic Preservation

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

On October 24, Yestermorrow Design/Build School's speaker series welcomes Nancy Oakley, who approaches the preservation of historic places with respect for ecological and cultural context. Over the past ten years, the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts has been a leader of a new approach to historic preservation in Canada that appreciates the evolving, complex relationships between people and place.

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Semester in Sustainable Design - Video Edit

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
We had the opportunity to spend the full week building on the site and it’s been incredible! We put a lot of the pieces together beforehand (this process is called prefabrication or prefab for short) so things went together pretty quickly! We’ve had some rain, some cold, and some sweet fall sun to make for an overall beautiful leaf...

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Semester in Sustainable Design - Beginning Construction

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Semester Program Begins Construction
--Written by Hannah We have finally begun construction on our project! We started in our tent on the yestermorrow campus. Here we made about six sections of the floor that were each about 4’x12’ that we could then place together on site. We then loaded these into the truck and headed out to the site! On the site we had...

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Semester in Sustainable Design/Build - Life Advice from our Clients

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Written by Natalie If you haven’t read much about our clients yet in the blog posts, you are about to glean a sliver of the plethora of wisdom they have bestowed upon us. What you are about to read are the favorite words-of-wisdom each student has taken away from Ben and Ellen over our 3-4 meetings/dinners. Hannah: Scene:...

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Woodworking Certificate Graduation - November 16 & 17

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Student Services & Outreach Manager
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the 2018 Woodworking Certificate! Meet the talented students, see their work and mingle with the Yestermorrow community! Friday, November 16th, at 7pm - Graduation Saturday, November 17th, 10am-1pm - Open house This event will take place at the Round Barn (1661...

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Alumni Spotlight: Heather Tauk

By Becca Kisner
We sat down with Heather Tauk, an alumni of the Woodworking Certificate in 2012 and Historic Restoration course in 2013, to hear where her Yestermorrow education has taken her six years later. It's been six years since you were on the Yestermorrow campus. What exciting things are you up to now? After completing the 3-month...

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Open Studio Weekend October 13 & 14, 2018

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Student Services & Outreach Manager
Tour the Yestermorrow campus as you visit working artists' studios during Vermont Craft Council's fall Open Studio Weekend. In the woodshop, Yestermorrow Woodworking Certificate students will be hand-crafting individual projects. In the main studio, browse sketches and models of a 250-square-foot cabin collaboratively designed by our...

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Life advice from the clients: Ellen and Ben

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Written by Natalie: If you haven’t read much about our clients yet in the blog posts, you are about to glean a sliver of the plethora of wisdom they have bestowed upon us. What you are about to read are the favorite words-of-wisdom each student has taken away from Ben and Ellen over our 3-4 meetings/dinners. Hannah: Scene:...

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Speaker Series: Living Roofs

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator

On October 10, join Yestermorrow Design/Build School and Beth Haggart, certified green roof professional, to learn about the history, design, and construction of living roofs. Green and living roofs filter pollutants out of rainwater and slow runoff; reduce energy costs by providing natural insulation and cooling; and create natural habitats that attract pollinators and birds.

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