Big Impacts Start Small

The value of an employee who thinks cannot be measured – so we intentionally encourage the development of this capacity. “Bark Season” coincides with the Summer break from high school and university, so we hire a percentage of returning students each year for our team.  At the end of each season, we meet and ask for feedback on what these students see as ways we can support them better  Continued

Fifth Graders Explore Bark House Shingles as an “Eco Friendly Building Material”

A good teacher knows that “getting the chance to see, touch and feel the [world] brings learning to a whole other level!”  This is the essence that motivated teacher Casey Deaguero from Quincy, Massachusetts to create a project-based learning opportunity for her advanced placement students.   Casey shared some of the comments made by these remarkable ten- and eleven-year-olds:     Student:  So... Continued

BIG GIFTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Congratulations Appalachian State University For Grand Opening of New Health Sciences Building Probably our smallest installation ever just occurred in ASU’s largest building.  The plaques on the Levine Hall wall of appreciation are crafted from Bark House wood slabs and bark tiles – healthy materials!  A central theme of the building project is written on one of the plaques: “No act of kindness,... Continued

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