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By Nic Tuff             As permaculture continues to permeate the agricultural and ecological landscape – in backyards, farms and eco-villages – some forward-thinking practitioners are seeing the potential of this revolutionary design philosophy to be utilized at a more...

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Regenerative Design Certificate Redux by Jesce Walz

  Yestermorrow's Regenerative Design Certificate program, led by Joel Glanzberg (, expanded my sense of possibility and hope. It drew connections between my interests in design, building, community, and process, it provided practical ideas for application, and offered examples of projects done by individuals...

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Steve Amstutz, Twenty One Years of Timber Frame Design/Build

For Steve Amstutz, timber framing is not just a profession, it’s a passion. Steve started designing and building timber frame structures from his shop in the Adirondacks in 1989 and began teaching at Yestermorrow in 1994. He has since developed a wide portfolio of works in the Northeast: from modest, small scale timberframe structures to cavernous barns—the timber frame typology Steve enjoys most.

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Adam Schwartz: Helping Urban Farmers Create Value-Added Ventures

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director

At ECO City Farms, a 1.5 acre educational urban farm in the Capital Beltway in Maryland, Adam put a sea shipping container to new use by designing and building the FoodShed, an on-farm commercial kitchen for value-added production and a teaching kitchen for local food production.

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