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.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Day of Service January 18th

Dear Yestermorrow friends,

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th, Yestermorrow Design/Build School is organizing a Day of Service project at the Kingsbury Farm at the Vermont Foodbank in Waitsfield, VT. We’ve partnered with the Foodbank over the past year to help them with a renovation plan for the farmhouse, and work is continuing this spring in a number of different YM classes. However, there are some critical projects which don’t easily fit into the scope of our curriculum which we want to help them accomplish through a VOLUNTEER DAY OF SERVICE on January 18th.

On January, 18, 2010, people of all ages and backgrounds will come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that Dr. King envisioned. Dr. Martin Luther King devoted his life’s work to causes of equality and social justice. He taught that through nonviolence and service to one another, problems such as hunger and homelessness, prejudice and discrimination can be overcome. Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide us in addressing our nation’s most pressing needs---poverty, economic insecurity, job loss and education.

Volunteer with Americans across the nation on the 2010 King Day of Service and make a real difference in your community.

What we’ll do: We will be building and installing a set of stairs in the new “office” portion of the farmhouse, plus additional sheetrocking, building the new bathroom, and whatever else we can get done in a day. Volunteers with carpentry experience are welcome, but those without a lot of experience are welcome too- we have a variety of projects lined up which can be accomplished by people of varying skill levels.

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm. Come for the whole day, or just a couple hours.

RSVP: Please RVSP to if you plan to join us (you can just show up, but we’ll provide snacks and lunches for those who RSVP).

We hope you can join us.


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