He worked so hard with his students to develop a plan for an educational and fun treehouse space. The Jim Barton Writing Retreat and Education Center will fulfill that dream and we all will be able to use it and think about him and write spectacular stories and spin some tall tales. He worked with his students on every aspect of this project as it morphed with the needs and requirements of the environment.
Jim's amazing wife, Diane, and the children he adored, Jack and Josie, would love to have his dream come to life in his memory. They relayed "we really want the most educational and fun treehouse/classroom on the planet built to honor Jim."