Kate Stephenson: Yestermorrow

Bio: Kate is the Interim Executive Director at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, VT. She earned her MS in Management at Antioch University New England and her BA at Haverford College.  Kate is responsible for the leadership and operations of Yestermorrow, a school dedicated to teaching students of all ages and backgrounds the hands-on skills to sustainably design and build their homes and communities. She is a co-founder of the Mad River Valley Localvore Project, a grassroots organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting local food in the Mad River Valley. Kate is the volunteer Residential Green Building Advocate for the state of Vermont. Her experience also includes planning and facilitating workshops on sustainability education, restoring historic gardens, researching bioenergy projects in developing countries, and promoting land conservation. 

Workshop: Teaching Green: Hands-on Education Integrating Design and Craft for a Sustainable Future 

Synopsis: This talk will introduce Yestermorrow Design/Build School's unique philosophy combining design and construction and "green" building techniques for human comfort and energy efficiency. The integrated design/build process connects mind to hand and theory to practice to allow people to successfully achieve their dreams. Yestermorrow encourages a high quality level of design not normally available to nonprofessional students and is committed to design in the broadest sense that will enhance human and natural communities—both today and for future generations—and create a healthy, beautiful, timeless, and diverse world filled with inspiration.  The presentation will feature recent Yestermorrow projects and initiatives in the local community. 

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