Last Week at the Institute — Feb. 18–24, 2018

We had two big news stories and hosted two workshops last week. First, please head over to our crowdfunding campaign to raise money for our tool library: http://www.youcaring.com/lowtechtoollibrary. Donations over $50 come with a free year’s membership and over $100 gets your name on the wall and website! We’re also taking tools and volunteer hours! … More Last Week at the Institute — Feb. 18–24, 2018

Last (Two) Week(s) at the Institute — Feb. 4–17, 2018

We’re poised for winter weather to break here in the next few days. Maple sugaring will start and the busy spring season will be here. In the meantime, we’ve been busy here working around the grounds and organizing upcoming workshops. Limited Projects   We’ll be building a timber-frame chicken coop in the rear of the … More Last (Two) Week(s) at the Institute — Feb. 4–17, 2018

Last (Two) Week(s) at the Institute — 21 Jan.–Feb. 3 2018

Behind-the-scenes work continues here at the institute as we put out blog posts, podcasts, and videos. We’re applying for grants and searching out instructors for our workshops. Limited Projects It is tough to get much done outside with the ground being frozen, but we are making progress towards spring projects. We took down the brush … More Last (Two) Week(s) at the Institute — 21 Jan.–Feb. 3 2018

Last (Two) Week(s) at the Institute — 7–20 Jan. 2018

Winter continues to be our slow season, and so it seemed better to summarize what’s gone on at the institute over the last two weeks in one post. Last weekend the board met to discuss the direction for the institute in 2018. We also announced the launch of our tool library and had a podcast … More Last (Two) Week(s) at the Institute — 7–20 Jan. 2018

Last Week at the Institute — 30 Dec. 2017–6 Jan. 2018

The first week of 2018 was a busy one with behind-the-scenes work again at the institute. Upcoming Blogs and Podcasts This week we’ll have two posts on barefoot running as well as a post introducing the tool library and connected fundraising campaign. We’re really excited about this project and our first capital project. Our podcast … More Last Week at the Institute — 30 Dec. 2017–6 Jan. 2018

Last (Two) Weeks at the Institute — 16–29 Dec. 2017

This post seems so last year, oh wait, it is. Happy New Year! Last week the institute was largely closed but we were still busy writing blog posts, preparing podcasts, finishing the roof, renovating the bathroom, and laying plans for 2018. As we were closed, this post sums up two weeks’ worth of activity. Upcoming … More Last (Two) Weeks at the Institute — 16–29 Dec. 2017

Last Week at the Institute — 9–15 Dec. 2017

Last week was a quiet one at the institute with lots of behind-the-scenes work, which is neither photogenic nor gripping reading. Nonprofit Management Winter is when we write grants and do office work. We’re doing outreach to increase our fundraising and underwriting. This also means that blog posts and podcasting should become more regular while … More Last Week at the Institute — 9–15 Dec. 2017