Phase I of the project – a complete conversion to a model of alternative energy and renewable fuels – has already been completed, thanks to the generous donations of time, talent, resources, materials and money from wonderful individuals and organizations around the state. The bus made its Mississippi and cross-country tour and now is back in the Magnolia State to stay!
We are now working on Phase II of the project – making the bus into a mobile farm complete with compost bins, raised beds, worm bins, rainwater catchment system, chickens, bee-hives and more! It is an ambitious project and will require more support. We are well on our way to completion with our sky-lights already installed to provide interior growing space! We will soon be back on the road visiting schools and events around the state, teaching the benefits of sustainable practices and lifestyles through hands-on activities and interactive presentations on board the bus.
Thank you to all of those who have contributed so far and extra-special thanks to the following businesses, organizations and individuals who have helped get us this far!
Mountain Man Organics
Also, SPECIAL thanks go out to the wonderful muralist who designed and painted the bus for us.
Wendy Hansen has a Master of Fine Arts from Ole Miss in set and costume design. She is an artist, muralist, designer and teacher. Two of Wendy’s murals are at Oxford University United Methodist Church. She is from the Chicago area, but loves Oxford, and Mississippi, making it her happy home for many years. Sadly, Wendy has left Mississippi to live and teach in the upper-West Coast.