Yestermorrow Blog

Semester in Sustainable Design/Build "Chateau"

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Five of the seven Yestermester students live off campus. Our beloved “chateau” is located 8 minutes up route 100 and up a steep dirt road that’s kept all of us from biking anywhere. The chateau is a circa 1974 ski house. From the outside, it’s a cookie-cutter swiss chalet. On the inside, it’s something between a vintage ski museum and a...

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Speaker Series: Landscapes for Change

By Sophi Veltrop, Student Services Coordinator
We're taking the show on the road! Join us in Montpelier at the North Branch Nature Center on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Learn about designing landscapes and public spaces to create positive change for both people and nature. Scott Bishop, of Northeastern University and Bishop Land...

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Semester in Sustainable Design - Project Introduction

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Yesterday brought our first official sit-down with our clients Ben and Ellen. Although we spent multiple sessions brainstorming and refining questions for the event, the actual conversation flowed naturally and felt particularly warm. Ellen describes Ben as “a natural teacher” and herself as “a natural encourager,” making the couple a uniquely...

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Semester In Sustainable Design/Build Project Site

By Sam Palmer-Dwore, Semester Program Faculty
Among the mountains, forests, and swimming holes of Vermont is the city of Montpelier, at a ninety degree bend where North Franklin Street extends down the drive, come to the “Krunkle,” a rust and blue with an extending knuckle. Meet Ben and Ellen, with their dogs Rufus and Stella. Down the hill slope along the trail...

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