Chicktopia: Completed!

January 26th, 2011

With its over 100 reclaimed tobacco barn sticks, Chicktopia is now complete, with a crazy twisting chicken run bridging two functional boxes (one for roosting, one for feeding). At the open house, a few people described it as a “chicken jungle gym,” which seemed apt. Colin and Anthony, the team leaders, conceived of the idea of two colliding boxes with a connecting element, and also were interested in using reclaimed materials when possible. Chicktopia will hopefully end up at the Bertie Early College Ag School so that Ms. Drake can house her chickens and raise bitties as part of her curriculum. Congrats to Colin, Anthony, Jamesha, and Rody, for a wonderful job on a very unique coop!






Studio H is a public high school "design/build" curriculum that sparks rural community development through real-world, creative projects. By learning through a design sensibility, applied core subjects, and "dirt-under-your-fingernails" construction skills, students develop the creative capital, critical thinking, and citizenship necessary for their own success and for the future of their communities.


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