SoA Green Studio installations by AVT 385 Eco-Art, Professor, Mark Cooley. Team: Daniel Aiuto, Elena Ball, Peter Burgess, John Chanel, Rebekah Clark, Kristina Georgacopoulos, Suresh Lama Tamang, Kat Lee, Olivia Lee, Ghotbee Lim, Lauren Melde, Geraldine Oliva, Dana Peters, Amber Schofield, Sarah Terry, Erin Ziegler. Included, fruit trees, medicinal andRead More →

AVT 385 Eco-Art, Professor, Mark Cooley. Annual Eco-Art course field trip to the world famous Polyface Farm located in the Shenandoah valley, VA, and featured in many films, and bestselling books as a model for ecological, sustainable, and humane meat farming. Tour led by Joel Salatin.Read More →

Green Studio Installations by AVT 385 Eco-Art students: Jennifer Beidel, Julia Douglas, Anartia Gamboa, Heather Jones, Sophia Kang, April Lyons, Kevin Moss, Lauren Peery, Charles Swan, Jennifer Sweeney, Stacey Vassil. Site designs produced. Installations included, footpaths, edible, medicinal, and beneficial plants for pollinators and erosion control. Student Green Studio Manager Doni Ward. Eco-ArtRead More →

Permaculture Design Course with Wayne Weiseman and The Mason Sustainability Institute The Green Studio was one of several sites on the Mason campus which served as work and design sites for  The Mason Sustainability Institute‘s annual  Permaculture Design Certification course taught by Wayne Weiseman of The Permaculture Project.Read More →

“In the fall of 2009, the School of Art was given a new building on the Fairfax campus. During the first semester, the grounds of the building were completely void of vegetation and much of the building felt very industrial. To counteract the concrete and glass, Vina Sananikone and JustinRead More →

Ground Up: organic fair trade coffee Students from the School of Art agri-Arts course conduct a semester-long experiment in local gift economy, honor system ethics, and general caffeine tolerance levels in the School of Art student population by managing an organic fair trade coffee stand located two floors up fromRead More →

An empathy machine for humans and soil microbes. A healthy compost pile, just like a healthy body, must be well aerated. Built from surplussed university property by the 2010 AgriArts course for the SoA Green Studio. The Team: Judy Almond, Andrew Kennedy, Tito Araujo, Brian Dang, Erika Santoyo, Valdy Sica, Shanna Carvell, Carrie Idol-Richards. With much help fromRead More →