Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Last weekend was host to the parent/child woodworking course at Yestermorrow. The interns heads were left slack-jawed by the prowess of the youth and their crafty inventions.
Tony and Peter hope to catch up to the skill level of these youngsters by the end of our internship.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The search continues. . .
While we haven't found our missing staff, we have located our mailbox and what appears to be a unique species of caterpillar only know to the Mad River Valley.
So please, fill our mailbox with postcards from dreamy tropical locales and any references on entomology.
A few hardy souls managed to make it to work and classes today by whatever means necessary: snowshoes, skis, and Subarus. Upon arrival we discovered the office area empty, apparently a nefarious plot had been launched and someone has taken our beloved staff. Bob, Carol, and the interns would appreciate the return of our dear staff, no questions asked. I don't wanna mention any names, but YOU, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush are our prime suspects in the caper. Empirical evidence has shown that ski resorts are the number one abductor when the term 'snow' day has been uttered in the valley.
Clad in snowshoes and armed with shovels, we have searched the premises, but to no avail. We plead with you, please please return them to us with little but sore legs from your powdery slopes.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Kitchen/Garden Intern will work under the supervision of our head Cook and provide critical support in growing, preparing and serving food to the Yestermorrow community on a daily basis. Yestermorrow is committed to serving healthy, locally produced meals which enhance the community spirit of the school- around the table is where ideas and values are shared, where friendships blossom, where we laugh, and where we fully integrate our experiences. As our curriculum stresses the concept of sustainability with regard to land use and how we build on the land, through food we can also walk the talk of sustainability by purchasing local, organic, nutritious, and wholesome ingredients.
For more details and to download an application form, please visit www.yestermorrow.org/interns/overview.htm. Applications are due March 15th for the Kitchen Garden Internship.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The experience here so far has been phenomenal. I came here not knowing the difference between a rafter and a stud, to having conversation with professional architects and builders. I now know how to fix and maintain a vintage handplane, cut timbers with a chisel, draft out a basic home floor plan, and plaster up wall of almost any shape you can imagine. I find myself everyday walking into the Yestermorrow library and think “geez, where do I start?” The resources here are amazing and I wish I had time to read all the books, even the vector calculus and structural equation ones. I learn something new everyday and meet great people. Hooray for school! Now if I could only figure out a way to ride my surfboard in the snow….
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Architectural Design in Vermont…Does it Matter?
February 6, 2007 - 7:00 PM Burlington City Hall - Contois Auditorium
A panel of 4 Vermont architects and landscape architects will address important questions including the following:
-what are the ingredients of good design?
-how can non-architects assess the merits and problems of an architectural design?
-how can non-architects learn to talk easily and clearly about this subject?
-how can we all improve the quality of design in the communities of Vermont?
The goal of the evening will be to encourage a new, on-going and thorough design dialogue between professionals and the public in all phases of our permitting processes and the growth of our built environment. The panel with be moderated by John Anderson, Architect AIA, of John Anderson Studio in Burlington the panel members include:
Kirsten van Aalst, Architect, and design professor at the Norwich University School of Architecture
Michael Wisniewski, Architect, of Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture in Burlington
Jeff Hodgson, Landscape Architect, of H. Keith Wagner Partnership in Burlington
Dave Sellers, Architect, of Sellers and Company Architects in Warren Vermont.
After comments by each of the panelists that will be accompanied by power point visuals, there will be an open discussion with all in attendance.