Gibbs House Fellowships

  • Gibbs Fellows 2014-2015: Shaana, Dawit, Donovon, Ali

  • Gibbs House
  • Harvest Festival contradancing

  • Gibbs Master slide

Gibbs House Fellowships are year-long opportunities open to all students who pay the sustainability fee. Fellows participate in leadership and discovery-driven learning opportunities and are paid to research and work on campus sustainability projects. Fellows live in the 150 year old Gibbs House across from Asylum Lake, which also serves as a community sustainability resource center.

Move-in is August 15 and move-out is July 15 annually. Program dues are $2,000, with half due at move in and half due at the beginning of Spring Semester.

The Office for Sustainability accepts Gibbs House Fellowship applications on a rolling basis through March 30 annually. Acceptance letters for the following academic year will be emailed to applicants before the end of spring semester. Applications may be sent to wmu-sustainability@wmich.edu or submitted to the Office for Sustainability in hard copy.

Monthly Potluck:
Join us for our monthly potluck hosted the last Friday of the month at the Gibbs House from 6:00 to 9:00. Bring your favorite dish to share, learn about the Gibbs Fellowship experience, and get a tour of the property. Feel free to bring a musical instrument or simply enjoy. 

We have periodic events, workshops, and info sessions and we will post information here when we do:

  • Gibbs Fellowship info session for Tuesday February 24th at the Office for Sustainability from 5:30 to 7:00. 
  • Monthly Potluck February 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Gibbs House (4503 Parkview Avenue)
  • Gibbs House Fellowship Applications due March 30th by the end of the day! 

 

Fellowship Structure and Expectations

Gibbs House Fellowship Application

Gibbs House Poster

Learn more about our Gibbs House Permaculture Plan

Features of the Gibbs House Property Master Plan include: Hoop Houses, Seven-Layer Food Forest, Annual Vegetable Garden, Hugulkultur Beds and Swales, Living Fence, Presentation Space and Design Competition, Renewable Energy Installations, and so much more including ways to get involved in this exciting permaculture project!


Rendering of Gibbs Property