Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Deconstruction and Materials Re-Use Trainings Underway

This Monday we kicked off the first of two training sessions on Deconstruction and Materials Re-Use co-sponsored with ReCycle North of Burlington and funded by a generous grant from the EPA. The 5-day session brings together 20 participants from non-profits across the country (including Hawaii, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Jersey, and a few closer to home), as well as a slew of trainers who are experts in the fields of deconstruction. The goal is to build capacity in these non-profit organizations to expand their operations, deconstruction crews, as well as open materials re-use stores, which takes valuable materials out of the waste stream. The group will spend two full days in the classroom here at Yestermorrow, and three days out in the field on a variety of deconstruction jobsites, and visiting other materials reuse and salvage stores in the area.

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