SITE OVERVIEW

Initial work at the Field Station involved carving out an extensive swale, which helps slow the movement of water across the land.

Collecting and retaining water creates boundless opportunities. This masterplan illustrates the potential for nurseries, gardens, orchards, greenhouses, classrooms, and a network of ponds along the swale. Several of these projects are already underway.
View of the land from the road with the Shawangunk Ridge in the distance.
View of the land from the road with the Shawangunk Ridge in the distance.
The Passive Solar Classroom was constructed this year. The passive solar design provides stacking functions-- temperature regulation, rainwater collection, and solar power optimization. 
The Passive Solar Classroom was constructed this year. The passive solar design provides stacking functions-- temperature regulation, rainwater collection, and solar power optimization. 
Earth-sheltered greenhouses are another form of passive solar design. Stones and soil support the back wall, absorb heat from the sun and naturally insulate the greenhouse through all four seasons. Oranges and avocados growing in New York? We hope to find out.
Earth-sheltered greenhouses are another form of passive solar design. Stones and soil support the back wall, absorb heat from the sun and naturally insulate the greenhouse through all four seasons. Oranges and avocados growing in New York? We hope to find out.
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