Our building is perfect for us, but the lot is ugly. We’re still climbing out of a recession start up; I can’t justify money spent on aesthetics, but can’t stand to see another spring pass without doing so.
Here you see a worn out Grumman canoe we’re using as a sign. I did the design in Google SketchUp, and today Nathan and I built it, that’s him watching Lily and Christina canoeing our ugly asphalt lot.
The other photos show Lily, Christina and our Fulbright Scholar Jean-Rene helping out. We’re mocking up the sign; it’ll ultimately sit out front, as you see in the last photo. And we’re ripping out all the non-native plants (another story.) What do you think?