Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Back From ECHO

This year's ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) team gained a deep sense of satisfaction from their four days working at the farm. Their accomplishments included building a bamboo house--a kind used in Haiti.

Their finished house, pictured above, was made from bamboo, a tin roof, and included a cistern for collecting roof water. The cistern they built was made from old truck tires.

While veteran leader Craig Story, professor of biology, was busy most days preparing meals, our students and coleader Jeff O'Brien, fleet manager in College Physical Plant, accomplished much on the farm: dug a large composting pit, removed dead palm tree stumps, spread piles of mulch, planted cucumbers, weeded, moved potted plants, and generally prepared the farm for ECHO's annual public event Farm Day, which occurred Saturday.

Here are a few more photos of the project from foundation-to-finish.


Charlie said...

"Done Good" Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! I was there that same week, and worked with Jeff, Mike, and Jared on the house, but it wasn't quite finished before I had to leave. It is so good to see the picture of the finished house and garden!
-- Betsy Rogers