Friday, May 27, 2022


Our outdoor studies class is building a "survival structure" that they plan to use for an overnight campout. 

In a survival structure  you need to use the materials at hand, and what we have on campus in large quantities is bamboo. Bamboo is a fascinating material. It grows quickly and has amazing strength. In much of the world it's used to build scaffolding for construction. It is actually a type of grass. It grows thick and in northwest Arkansas is considered a nuisance plant. Once planted, it is so hardy that it is difficult to eradicate. What the students have cut will soon be replenished.

The photo shows student progress. Like a structure built many years ago, "Fanshaw's dwelling" it is a two room dwelling.

I've proposed an article for Quercus Magazine about the project and will be sharing photos and text for future publication.

Make, fix and create...

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