Canstruction 2009  
Sponsored by Dare to Care Foodbank
In February, 2009, the seventh semi-annual Canstruction® event was held at the Mall of St. Mathews. A foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), Canstruction® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America.  Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held.  At the close of the exhibitions all of the canned food used in the structures is donated Dare to Care for distribution to emergency feeding programs that include pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers. Swope Design Group, CMTA Engineering Consultants, Generation 14 and H&H Design-Build collaborated to construct Kermit the Frog. Kermit was constructed using 3,244 cans of organic peas, green beans and diced tomatoes. The structure titled “It’s Easy Being Green” won this year’s award for Best use of Labels.