Oak Grove Blog
Nearly forty years ago Krishnamurti instructed, “We should put up a fence around the grove as soon as possible, a fence that would last hundreds of years; a fence that could be seen through but wouldn’t allow dogs to wander there. . .”
We recently honored this request. The construction of a split rail fence with a no-foothold mesh began on January 16. Standing four feet tall along the school border and six feet tall along Besant Road, the metal structure is expected to last decades while the mesh will keep dogs and other unauthorized visitors out. In addition to dogs coming onto campus, a great deal of time and resources are spent on repairing damage to the campus from motorized vehicles and horses tearing up our athletic fields, graffiti on our buildings, broken windows, and discarded debris.
Over several months, the Campus Planning Committee thoroughly explored the fencing options, carefully considering the endurance, aesthetic, and functional purposes of the fencing before settling on one. Each segment is welded together with a sensitivity to craft and quality. The copper patina gives the feeling that it has been here all along and the mesh allows it to remain visibly open. We are happy to finally be able to fulfill Krishnamurti’s vision for the Grove, while at the same time improving campus security and adding to the beauty of the east side of our campus.