Make A Difference

On Saturday, October 22nd, as part of a nationwide “Make a Difference Day,” over 180 amazing Hands On Central Ohio volunteers came out on a crisp fall day to “Make a Difference” in Weinland Park. Gathering at the Weinland Park Elementary to sign in and prepare for the day, volunteers from the “Y,” City Year, Godman Guild, Weinland Park Community Civic Association, and other organizations were all … Continue reading Make A Difference

On Our Soil

Here’s a sneak peak at new city-approved litter education stickers that were created by a group of Weinland Park residents working in collaboration with researchers from The Ohio State University College of Public Health on a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project entitled On Our Soil.  These stickers (after minor editing) will go on trash bins throughout Weinland Park sometime soon. Special thanks for this sticker go to … Continue reading On Our Soil

Community Care Day

United Way of Central Ohio celebrates an important milestone with the 20th Anniversary Community Care Day, the largest single volunteering effort in central Ohio. Over the past 20 years, Community Care Day has mobilized more than 75,000 volunteers and provided an estimated half a million dollars in equivalent labor costs to United Way member agencies, other nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups and local schools. Community Care … Continue reading Community Care Day

Weinland Park Goes Apple Picking

Along with cooler weather and school starting, autumn means apples in Ohio! So as part of a series called “Food, Fun, & Fitness in Weinland Park,” the Weinland Park Community Civic Association’s Food & Wellness Committee* put together a wonderful field trip for all ages. Together, as a group of 47 neighbors, we visited a local “pick your own”  orchard called Legend Hills in Utica, OH.    We … Continue reading Weinland Park Goes Apple Picking

Growing Home @ Wood Street

Iron Street provided one model that is really interesting because it unites youth programming with food production, processing, preparation, and distribution.  There is a lot to learn from Iron Street and consider about what resonates and what doesn’t for Weinland Park. One of the themes voiced repeatedly at the Community Engagement meeting on July 19th was the need for jobs. Youth programming like that at Iron … Continue reading Growing Home @ Wood Street

Iron Street

Inspired by Will Allen’s recent visit hosted by the Stiletto Gardener, Local Matters, Hounds in the Kitchen, and Franklin Park Conservatory…. as well as the recent Community Engagement conversation hosted by the Food & Wellness Committee of the WPCCA, OSU Architecture, Local Matters, & MORPC at the Godman Guild…. A team from OSU Knowlton School of Architecture hit the road to check out Iron Street … Continue reading Iron Street

Power of the Positivity

We’ve had our fair share of challenges this week in Weinland Park.  For sure.  On top of the enduring oppressive heat, humidity, and roar of the state fair, which anyone would be feeling a bit stressed about despite the charm of the nightly fireworks… We’ve also had a string of arsons, suicides, and then a fatal late-afternoon police shooting on 4th Street, diagonal from the park during cheerleading … Continue reading Power of the Positivity