A New Partnership Arises

The Building Community has joined our mission

The club will re-use discarded lumber and other scrap materials found at Dilmun Hill and in the Ithaca community in order to construct new chairs, tables, and shelving for a variety of uses upon the barn’s completion next fall. Building Community shares a commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement through their building projects and public workshops throughout the year.

Members of the student organization Building Community visited Dilmun Hill this past Saturday in preparation for designing furniture and storage for the new barn.

One of our team architects, Sasson Rafailov (’18), took the club members around the farm. He showed them the site plan to situate where the new barn will be placed in relation to the existing surroundings.

The original vision sheet (pictured above) established Dilmun Hill as community center for sustainable agricultural practices. This foundational principle continues to be the driving force for both the Dilmun farm and the barn project team members.

Other work by the Building Community

Last semester the team constructed the Sukkah on the art quad for Cornell Hillel
Roof of the Sukkah
Tool library constructed by and for the Building Community

You can follow Building Community on facebook to stay updated on their progress: https://www.facebook.com/cornell.building.community/

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