children’s community play, garden, art and learning space

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.

 

Posted June 5, 2018

less herbicides, much less trash, more flowers!

All our efforts to be good stewards of the Poppy Creek Green Space, and to plant poppy flowers there, has led to a reduction in herbicide application in the area and significantly less trash!remember how trashed this space used to be?

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one of our first poppy seed sowers

Working with staff from the city’s creek stewardship, we have managed to get a landscaper at the property adjacent to where the Poppy Creek Green Space bulletin board is, to stop spraying.  This came after a bunch of flowers we had planted at our fall gathering were poisoned and destroyed.   New ones are now coming up, and a promise not to spray again was made.

Posted April 10, 2015