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Recruiting Organization: School of Constructive Arts

The School of Constructive Arts is recruiting Students interested in regenerative construction, agriculture, ecology, and experiential learning. Participants will assist with site improvements, construction, and agriculture projects, and be provided food, lodging, education, and experience.

Timeline: The Spring 2023 Volunteer term is divided into two three-week sessions with a one-week break in the middle. Session 1 will be held from February 26 to March 18, and Session 2 from March 26 to April 15. You may sign up for one or both sessions.

Activities: Efforts will be concentrated on assisting with building projects and two upcoming workshops in March and April. Primary work will include producing compressed earth blocks, helping construct two earthen buildings, and assisting with workshop preparations and operations. Additional work may include site cleanup and maintenance, expansion of our low-water vegetable garden and irrigation systems, and restoration activities in the region. The Big Bend region is ecologically and culturally rich. In the past, we have taken Student Volunteers on field trips including a tour of the Chinati Foundation, a visit to the McDonald Observatory, visits to significant earthen buildings in the region, an adobe-making workshop in EstaciĆ³n, Mexico, and overnight backpacking trips in Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains State Park. Through our connections with various communities in the Big Bend, we will help facilitate individual and group exploration of this magnificent place.

Housing: Facilities are limited at this time and accommodations are rustic to rugged. Provided lodging includes canvas tents, cots, outdoor showers, composting toilets, and camp stoves as we work together to construct the first buildings of our campus. Living in a communal setting, close to the land with simple accommodations is part of the educational experience. That said, volunteers are welcome to bring their own tents, campers, trailers, RV, or other accommodations to make life more comfortable and we are happy to discuss and work to accommodate your specific needs or concerns.

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Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy, Environment


Sat Feb 25, 2023 - Sat Apr 15, 2023
04:00 PM - 04:59 PM


1316 Snake RoadAlpine, TX 79830







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