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We have 2 buildings on campus that are in need of some serious new beginnings and this structure is definitely one of them!  Sometimes referred to as “the middle building” or “the shed”, this 1,000 square foot building has been home to disorganized Compass storage and families of critters for more years than we would like to admit.

It might not look like much yet, but it’s empty!  We’ve said goodbye to the critters and the “stuff”.  This is a big deal (as you can see by the dumpsters and Craigslisters hauling away their treasures).  A special thank you goes out to Mr. Art, our farm launch directors, Kevin Barden (parent volunteer), Mr. Mike (business manager) and Ms. Diane for all of their work to make this project happen!

Now that we have a blank slate, we can start a new beginning! We’re working on a shoe string budget (as a fyi – bids for turning that space into an official classroom are over $800,000).  Thanks to the generous gifts from our partners at The Lattner Foundation and Main St. Resources, we’re hoping to transform this “dead” building into Farm Headquarters for under $20,000.

When we’re done, we’re hoping it will look like this one from our sister farm in Bridgeport, Connecticut!  Cheers to bringing Compass buildings back to life to support student learning and our mission.