Welcoming U-M’s newest natural building

October 1, 2018
Contact: Morgan Sherburne morganls@umich.edu


DATE: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

EVENT: Straw bale building open house

The first off-the-grid, natural building on University of Michigan’s main campus will have its day in the sun for its public unveiling during the annual Harvest Fest at the Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. U-M students built the structure, led by Joseph Trumpey, an associate professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Program in the Environment.

U-M Provost James Holloway, Vice Provost will unveil the building at 2 p.m.

PLACE: Campus Farm, Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

SPONSOR: The straw bale building project received funding from the Planet Blue Student Initiative Fund. It’s also supported by the Office of the Provost, MDining, Turner Electric and the Planet Blue Renewable Energy Demonstration Project Program.

INFORMATION: House of Straws: Sustainability on campus