Here in Vermont, the “sustainability” movement is very strong and closely tied to the tradition of self reliance. Like the “back to the landers” of the past, Greenwood students learn how to access surrounding resources for food, shelter and recreation. It all happens in our Makers of Vermont woodshop/workshop, where hands on experiential learning builds character and confidence.
Engraining a sense of self reliance extends beyond academics and support services. It happens organically in our Makers of Vermont work spaces, where young men enjoy comradery, designing, building and creating. Greenwood boys have crafted everything from habitable structures, to woodland crossings and furniture of all sizes and carvings. The list of projects is noteworthy, changing from year to year driven by student interest.