High School Students Build Farmer’s Market In Rural Food Desert

High School Students Build Farmer’s Market In Rural Food Desert

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Students build pavillion Studio H photoBertie County, North Carolina is the poorest county in the state, with residents who are largely obese and have no access to fresh food. It’s also home to some students whose motto might be, “Build it and they will come.”

The students who came up with the idea of building a pavilion in which farmers could sell produce had no design or building experience. “Some had never even held a hammer.”

But a high school teacher taught the students how to lay out projects, how to use shop equipment–essentially, everything they needed to know to go out and build.

And, the pavilion turned out to be quite beautiful.

(WATCH time lapse construction video – READ the story from Fast Company)

 

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