neighbors celebrate our new community bilingual bulletin board at a Harvest/Halloween party, and a neighborhood dog checks out our new “poo bag” receptacle attached to the new bulletin board.
We are building bridges across cultural, generational and economic divides within our own neighborhood focusing on:
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Our projects foster a sense of connection with the land and ecosystems where we live. We are also reducing our fossil fuel dependence (no cars needed for anything we do!), and building a vibrant, sustainable community. While we are based in the Junior College neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, we are creating a replicable model for neighborhoods everywhere.
All are welcome to join us at 3:30 pm on Tues, Oct. 28. We will gather under the walnut tree near the foot bridge at King and Carr st., and begin to decorate the area for our Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and ribbon cutting extravaganza 2 days later, on Oct. 30. Bring your creative ideas both for decorating and for the Thurs. event itself. Some have suggested making a Dia de los Muertos ofrenda (altar) to honor our beloved deceased pets. We will also be making unusual,natural decorations to spread out throughout the green space. Then on Thursday, we will have a costumed dance in our little parquecito, and celebrate the completion of our beautiful child-friendly bilingual community bulletin board, carved sign, dog-waste bag receptacle, as well as the on-going stewardship of Poppy Creek and the Poppy Creek Green space by an enthusiastic, multi-cultural, intergenerational crew of neighbors and friends. We will also have a mass sowing of poppy flower seeds. Join us!
Posted October 17, 2014
Posted April 14, 2014
It has been over a year since the kids and adults in our neighborhood first envisioned, designed and then built our community bulletin board and sign, designated for the green space at the walk-through at Carr and King streets. Despite support for this project from several city council members, as well as numerous dedicated city staff, we have not yet been allowed to install. This project was created to bring positive attention to a neglected and frequently trashed piece of city property, to build community, with a focus on empowering neighborhood youth, and to encourage stewardship of the surrounding land and creek. At this point, we are watching the original kids involved growing up as their project languishes….. and, as you can see, they are pissed!