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

Community Engagement

Last Tuesday the Weinland Park Community Civic Association‘s Food & Wellness Committee hosted a Community Engagement Conversation in collaboration with Local Matters, Knowlton School of Architecture, CEGI, and MORPC.  This event took a great deal of planning and genuinely sought resident input about food, possible food related jobs, and plans for the 3M site on 4th Street & 5th Avenue. The Community Engagement Meeting pulled in … Continue reading Community Engagement

Growing Independence

On July 3rd we gathered at the garden to celebrate the independence of growing our own vegetables and cooking our own food.   Given all the issues with large corporate agriculture,  specifically concerns over food safety and security, it is important to recognize that growing our own food is radical action in accordance with the principles that gave birth to this county.  We enjoyed a … Continue reading Growing Independence