Yestermorrow Blog

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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A Year of Yestermorrow

By Chrissy Bellmyer, Student Services & Outreach Manager
Written by Kat Blaisdell It all started when, a senior in high school, Karen Jasinski was inspired to learn about her grandfather’s marquetry. Her mother bought her a scroll saw, and her love for woodcraft began. Years later, as a stay-at-home mom, Karen and her toddler son made jigsaw puzzles together. She scroll-cut pieces from...

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