Jenna Dern, Greenhouse Manager, starts her morning by moving the crane into position.  Asked what it’s like operating such massive machinery, she exclaimed “Fun!”

[Photo and text by Donald Mahoney]

Project manager for the new greenhouse, David Tollas, is assisted by new construction volunteer Isaac Mueske in securing a precast panel for movement by the crane.

[Photo and text by Donald Mahoney]

Isaac decided to take a year off after graduating from high school before attending Northern Arizona University to study Astrophysics.  His interest in agriculture and architecture led him to Arcosanti, where he is working closely with Dern.  Says Jenna, “For being 18, he has such maturity, and with the enthusiasm he shows and what he knows already, he’ll accomplish a lot here.”  Here he begins mixing cement for the day’s pour.

[Photo and text by Donald Mahoney]

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