Monday, July 21, 2008

Berea College in the New York Times

Berea College in Kentucky is not your typical university, and today's New York Times is giving Berea some well-deserved attention ("With No Frills or Tuition, a College Draws Notice").

For one thing, Berea has a wonderful work-study program where students work 10-20 hours per week in traditional craft workshops learning to make beautiful brooms, weavings, baskets, metalwork, and pottery in exchange for tuition.

Berea is also committed to environmentalism and a recently completed building on campus was the first LEED-certified building in Kentucky.

We have been offering Berea's brooms, baskets, and woven work at Greenjeans for years, and customers love how functional and beautiful they are. Customers also like that they're supporting this great program.

We don't have their brooms in the webshop -- they're too cumbersome to ship -- but we will have them at the Brooklyn Flea this weekend if you would like one for yourself.

And congrats to Berea for the great publicity!

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.
Top image by Greenjeans.
Bottom image sourced here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just to clearify, not all work study jobs at Berea are craft jobs. Actually only about 10% are related to the craft program.