Monday, August 13, 2007

We want to hear from YOU!

Please enter a comment so we can hear what YOU think about this project. Just click on the "Comments" link below and let us know what role you had in the project and what thoughts you have about it.

9 comments:

Mr. Cantor said...

I was one of two facilitators on the project. I learned so much about gardening, cob and construction over the past 6 weeks. More importantly I saw some of our NGHS students truly shine. They took initiative, solved problems creatively, got to be good friends and worked their posteriors off! This project is their project. I'm very proud to be a teacher at a school with such excellent students.

Brandon said...

Well done, Phil! I can't believe you actually got them to do it! Very nice work! Looks like you had a lot of fun. The site looks very nice as well. Take care and good luck this year!

Karen said...

WOW! I've never heard of cob, before. You all did an amazing job with some mighty messy stuff - I might have to hire you (field trip to Nebraska, anyone?) to build a gazebo in my back yard. The gazebo is really beautiful and the gardens - man, my mouth is watering. Hope you all had a great summer. Good luck to you!

Susie said...

Bravo to the students who worked on this project! Everything looks great in the photos on the web. You have added so much to NGHS. The students will enjoy your work for years to come.

Susie (Mr. Cantor's sister)

Brenan said...

I cannot believe you guys pulled this off in six weeks. I love the idea of having students involved in a community garden and the gazebo you built was pretty impressive. Next time I am around North and Grand I'll definitely do a swing by the school to see the gazebo in person. You should be proud of the work you did.

Valorie said...

Wow! ¡Que lindo e impresionante trabajo! Having lived more in small towns than big cities, I don't really think of fresh vegetables and urban areas going together. Thanks for helping shoot down another stereotype. Congratulations to all involved in this cool project.

And thanks for introducing me to cob, something I'd never heard of before. I live in Bolivia, and adobe is one of the most common building materials here, but I haven't ever seen cob. It kind of reminds me of a material I've seen used to make fuel-saving wood burning stoves called "Lorena", because they are made of mud (lodo) and sand (arena). I now want to learn a lot more about cob.

Congratulations again.

Valorie (college classmate of Phil)

Anonymous said...

Impressive project. It's not often that students get to leave a lasting gift to their school like this. Did you get any inspiration from the spanish architect Gaudi? The photos sure make me want to come see the details.
Joyce (college classmate of Mr. Cantor)

Jeanne said...

Not Jeanne, but Emerson said - "When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it."

North-Grand garden-artists - WELL DONE! Thanks for spending your summer making your corner of the earth beautiful (and healthy!)....

Curley said...

Great work! You are an inspiration to the rest of us! Thanks for your vision and effort.