Volume 21
May 2009

Citrus College Students Design for Harvest Grove

Architecture students from Citrus College were assigned two projects, the 'green project' and the 'brown project'. The group assign the green project was told to design a greenhouse for Harvest Grove Project. Co-founder Jayne Hayes was astonished when the students presented their ideas

Green Project Display

ABOVE: Students came up with five basic design concepts; Julio's Casa Verde, Zwickism, Wallace's Welcome, Mai Tai's Happy Hour, and Hung Kong Special. They then built a model incorpororating a collaborative design. Click on areas of photo above to render larger image. BELOW: They built a model with a unique layout.

greenhouse model

Together, the students pooled their thoughts and built a model that featured four buildings arranged in the shape of a cross with a tree in the center, symbolizing the tree of life from the Judeo-Christian roots. This design reflects the foundation of the Harvest Grove project. An interesting sub-terrainian drainage system (called a French Drain) was employed in the design to address the heavy rainfall of our Kenyan countryside. With more design, the students suggested that the water diverted by the drainage system could be stored and used for irrigation.

the Green Team
Left to Right: Dan, Jayne, Mai, Hung, Rich, Julio, and Raul

The "Green Team" was applauded for all their hard work after finishing the first phase of the project. The second pahse is to fine tune the design with Harvest Grove Project representatives and create a brochure.


The "Brown Team " worked on designs of composting toilet systems. Now that Harvest Grove Community Center will soon have a lecture hall, we are going to need some facilities. Four Architecture students peresented their individual designs for the "Potty Project" -- renamed the "Brown Project" to coincide with their classmate's Green Project.

Potty Project

During the presentation, Jayne Hayes was impressed with the amount of research that the Citrus College architecture students did to come up with the varied designs. This design utilizes locally grown bamboo.


This design of three individual units incorporates an area that can later be used to place a shower area.


This anerobic digestion of the waste from this three-stall facility is similar to the Sulahb toilets in India.


Model shows the three-stall facilty construction with simulated bamboo.

5-gal drum system

This facility uses a system that stores the waste in 5-gallon drums. The source of water is from the existing water tank that has just been constructed this year at the Harvest Grove Center.

Students are presently fine-tuning thier project designs and creating a brochure of the final projects. Jayne will view the presentation of the brochure designs on Wednesday, June 2. A special thanks from the Harvest Grove community to Rich Fernandes for assigning the Harvest Grove projects in his Architewcture class at Citrus College.



Please make checks payable to Cornerstone Bible Church. Be sure to write Harvest Grove Project in the memo and you can designate whether you want the funds to be for the lecture building or for the short-term mission trip travel fees in June 2009. Mail your tax deductible donations to the following address:
Cornerstone Bible Church
HG Fund
400 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741

Or call Jayne at 626-643-0331 and she will pick up donations. Thank you and bless you for your interest in the Harvest Grove Project.


"With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling,
and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him,
according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."
— II Thessalonians 1:11-12

United States
Jayne Hayes
Harvest Grove Project
605 E. I Street
Ontario, CA 91764

David Kipkorir
Harvest Grove Community Center
P.O. Box 991
Eldoret, Kenya

Email: jayneGAV@gmail.com Email: davidkipkorir@yahoo.com
Phone: 626-643-0331 Phone: 011 254 720 698 774
(note: call after 8pm PST)

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