Construction of the Rural Studio Farm 

Elena Barthel: “The idea is to design and build our own farm with the students as a prototype to extend out of the academic community. We’re building an irrigation system based on gravity; water is collected off the roof in cisterns, then pumped up into a smaller water tower, then gravity will feed a drip irrigation system. The greenhouse as a whole is a manifesto of sustainable farming.” 

Photo by Tim Hursley  Photo 4 of 4 in Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio

Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio4/4

Construction of the Rural Studio Farm

Elena Barthel: “The idea is to design and build our own farm with the students as a prototype to extend out of the academic community. We’re building an irrigation system based on gravity; water is collected off the roof in cisterns, then pumped up into a smaller water tower, then gravity will feed a drip irrigation system. The greenhouse as a whole is a manifesto of sustainable farming.”

Photo by Tim Hursley

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