Miniature House: Sustainability Project

Imani Sherley, student
Monday, March 3, 2014

Here at Woolman there is a lot going on in the way of classes and community life, but what really has me excited is my sustainability project! I will be building a miniature house out of pallets, which will then be filled with plants and used for farm education. This week the pallets came! We were lucky enough to get them for free from the guy who delivers our food, which was so cool! I chose this project because I wanted to build something impermanent that could bring long lasting knowledge and experience. I think this project will be a great way of helping people get in touch with the local ecosystem through learning more about soil, plant structure, and living sustainably with nature.


The best thing about this project is that not only will people learn about Woolman’s ecosystem by gaining more knowledge about plant life, but the house itself will interact with the local environment. Some of the flowers I plan to plant (with our garden manager’s help) are favorites of local bees. The house will be a part of their pollination cycle and the more flowers the bees have to pollinate, the better for the bees and for Woolman’s flower population. The house will also be home to tomatoes, strawberries, and various types of tasty herbs, which will be all ready to eat by the summer.


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