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J.M. McDonald Foundation Awards Grant

A grant will allow the 700 square-foot former agricultural outbuilding to be transformed into a classroom and laboratory space for the new Sustainability Semester. The J.M. McDonald Foundation has awarded the University a grant of $32,000 to renovate the classroom building for the Sustainability Semester. The renovated space will be used to teach four classes; Sustainability Studies, Humanity and the Planet Earth: The History and Politics of Sustainability, Resource Sustainability and Traditional Knowledge and Fabrics of Sustainability. The building will also house the offices of the Homesteader-in-Residence and the Community Coordinator, the two staff members living at the site. Renovations include improvements to the current restroom which will make it ADA compliant and removal of walls to create space for workshops, labs and larger group learning.

We thank the J.M. McDonald Foundation for their support of our work.