We are building bridges across cultural, generational and economic divides within our own neighborhood focusing on:
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.
For the past three months of this pandemic, our neighbor Jim, who lives on Silva Street, has been organizing live music on his driveway for all to enjoy. This Thursday, July 23, will be the last one for a while. All welcome! (at Silva and Arbor).
Yes, we are in the midst of a pandemic! What better time for folks to come together to share creativity and stewardship of the land. Six neighbors have been taking part (socially distanced, of course) in seed sowing, watering, weeding, weed whacking and overall care taking of our little Poppy Creek Green Space at King and Carr.
Together with neighborhood kids, families and elders, a neighbor dedicated her front yard to be used as community space. In the years that followed, it has been a place for music gatherings, free garden produce offerings and native seed distributions, children’s art making and displaying, gardening, occasional spontaneous puppet shows, and a site for numerous random acts of kindness. Mainly, it serves as a walkable destination in the neighborhood that brings people, and nature together, reducing dependence on cars for entertainment and connection. This summer, we will be adding more native and drought resistant plants to the area.