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Megan McNally: Building an Artisan Incubator and Creative Community Space

By Dan Eckstein, Curriculum Director
Megan McNally at The Foundry

Megan McNally, a Yestermorrow graduate, returned home to Buffalo, NY to launch Rusted Grain, a woodworking collaborative focused on the reuse of salvaged wood from local deconstruction projects. Drawing on her past experiences in start-up support and understanding the need for tool access in a depressed economy, Megan also co-founded The Foundry, a warehouse turned shop space for artisans, tradespeople, and small businesses.

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Yestermorrow hosts AIA Vermont’s ‘Archistream’

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
For the next two weeks, there is a new addition to the Yestermorrow Campus. The renovated Airstream trailer parked in front of our main building is a Mobile Design Gallery and Education Center.AIA Vermont has created this mobile architecture classroom to spread awareness of green ecological design around Vermont.  They call the trailer the '...

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Tackling Efficiency at Yestermorrow

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
When I give tours of the Yestermorrow campus, frequently I end up telling folks we have many components of a high performance building. But one of the challenges of working to renovate and retrofit an existing building (originally a hotel built in 1960) in phases over time is that often you don't get a chance to look at the larger picture of...

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Tiny House, Open House

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
For the last couple of months on campus, Katie Tomai has been a consistently inspiring presence. Her journey started in July in the Tiny House Design/Build course. During those two weeks, the class kick-started her building process by building the frame for her home.Since then, Katie has been outside everyday chipping away at her house. With very...

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From Yestermorrow Student to Instructor (and a darn good one!)

By Dan Eckstein, Curriculum Director
Paul Derksen came to Yestermorrow in 2006 to take the Design for Builders and Timber Framing courses. The school was on Paul’s radar for quite some time. Building had always been an interest for him, as family-album  pictures of him trying to build a treehouse while still in diapers will attest. Renovation work on his own house as an adult...

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