Harvest Dreams

The Building a Legacy in Engineering grant is a collaboration including students at both Tuskegee University and University of Colorado Boulder to create the vision outlined by Harvest Dreams.  

The visionary of Harvest Dreams, Robertha Richardson, is working to develop an innovative living learning lab. The proposed living learning lab seeks to incorporate sustainable housing and agricultural practices in a way that can inspire similar projects in the future. 

To support the goals of this mission, our current student cohort is working to develop an in-depth understanding of the historical, cultural, agricultural, and architectural context of the land. The work that this cohort and future student cohorts are doing is to ensure that the development of the project is truly sustainable, during development and after the project has reached completion.

Unique to this project is that Harvest Dreams is being created on Robertha Richardson's ancenstral land, which as of 2022 has been in her family for 100 years. With such a long history, Harvest Dreams is an opportunity for students to learn about a more complete sustainability, one that has historical and cultural context at the forefront.  

Harvest Dreams visit- February 2024

Harvest Dreams visit- February 2023

In February 2023 our year 1 student cohort visited the Harvest Dream site in Little Texas, Alabama. In addition to conducting site analyis, students spoke to local experts and visited Tuskegee University's campus, downtown Tuskegee, and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.