Roots and Roofs 2012 Pics

Thanks to all the neighbors and volunteers who contributed to Roots & Roofs! Thanks also to Godman Guild Association, Local Matters, Habitat for Humanity, OSU Extension, Weinland Park Collaborative, The Columbus Foundation, Wagenbrenner Development, 4th Street Farms, and Continuum Church!  Special shout out to the great volunteers from Centennial High School who worked at 4th Street Farms installing buried irrigation lines. Continue reading Roots and Roofs 2012 Pics

Roots and Roofs 2012

For many years there have been spring and fall “clean up” or “service” days in Weinland Park. Join your many neighbors and other community volunteers for the second annual “Roots and Roofs” event on Saturday, May 19th from 9:30a.m. to 2:30p.m featuring both Gardens and Housing. The event combines service projects to plant flowers, prepare community gardens and pick up litter with open houses for … Continue reading Roots and Roofs 2012

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

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

From the Soil Up

Last Friday we took a team of agricultural, environmental, and architectural researchers on a tour of several Weinland Park gardens and the bird sanctuary. One of the experts was Joe Kovach from OARDC–Wooster, who we had earlier driven up to go visit and learn from in collaboration with our partners at Knowlton School of Architecture. He focuses on urban agricultural research, using high tunnels to … Continue reading From the Soil Up