TEAM “ECOHOUSE” RESTORATION AT WORK
The team kicked of their first few days working on the EcoHouse with one thought in mind, IMMEDIATE ACTION.
After 3 regular classes and an additional 10+ hours outside of class, Team Restoration has completed the following tasks: wash windows, rake lawn, trim trees, pick rocks, driveway weed removal, dump old furniture in backyard, plant trees and flowers in House A, cut lawn in House B, remove compost and contact faculty representative.
Even though a lot has been completed, a significant amount of work still needs to be done in backyard garden, and in the front of the house.
Throughout the following week Team Restoration plans on fixing/replacing the front gate to the backyard, painting the surrounding fence around the house, repairing the bird feeder, removing the high grown weeds in the backyard garden, and power washing the bricks used to build the house.
During the first day of classes for the fall 2010 semester, students enrolled in Green Corridor travelled as a group to visit the EcoHouse in effort to complete a site analysis. After recent complains received from faculty members and neighbours in reference to the current state of the EcoHouse, this area has been designated as high priority for the following semester. The current state of the EcoHouse indicates that a lot of work needs to be done to restore the curb appeal that once existed. Before the initial labour work began, an onsite Ecohouse restoration team was formed by students enrolled in the Green Corridor course. Team Restoration list of things needed to be completed includes: fix/replace gate, power wash house, continuous lawn raking, wash windows, fill cracks in sidewalk, trim trees, picks rocks from compound, weed removal from driveway/grass, fence posts, gutter inspection, dump of furniture in backyard, planting flowers/trees, planting fence, edge gardens, cutting lawn, take out compost, spreading out dirt in compound, repair and filling bird feeder and contact the Faculty for permission purposes. Team Restoration will be working around the clock in effort to revive our beloved EcoHouse.