A small building, garden and information center modeling residential construction, agro-ecology and landscape design practice endorsed by ECI.
The “shack” and parcel surrounding it will be an outdoor teaching lab for ecology, permaculture and regenerative design. Outfitted with a roof based rainwater collection system, the shack site will feature a rain barrel, rain garden, edible native plant-scape, colonial herb garden and cottage garden, as well as examples of contemporary organic gardening technique.
Working in tandem with the community and school gardens the Eco-shack will provide a fundraising location via the sale of organic produce and locally handcrafted artifacts. ECI staff members, college interns, local youth, and interested community members will work together to install and maintain the gardens.