Nicholas Brinen Designs and Builds Sustainable Structure for Educational Farm
Nicholas Brinen, a part-time professor at Parsons and a TEDC affiliated faculty designed and built as sustainable structure called FARM Shed for an educational farm in Homestead, FL to support their public teaching program.The project utilized cypress lumber from the "free" section of Craigslist. The cypress was reclaimed from a disassembled fence and naturally is resistant to water and insects. Solar pathway lights were installed on the south facade to illuminate the space in the evening. Water is collected from the roof at the north end of the structure and stored in a small cistern. The interior protects and stores the farm’s tractor lawn mower, a utility cart, and all the gardening tools for the education program.