A Different Kind of School

I'm attending Yestermorrow, up in beautiful northern Vermont, for the next three weeks. Yestermorrow bills itself as a design build school; a place for interested amateurs to learn about designing and building sustainable structures. The course I'm taking, Ecological Design in the Built Environment, is focused very broadly on sustainable structures, not just buildings. I mean by this that the course is about cultural structures like agriculture and communities; and the focus is on how we can redesign these things to be more sustainable. There is not a lot of free time so I'll leave it at that for now, but hope to reflect much more in coming days.