Morgan's Brain

Apr. 20, 2009 at 11:39am

**TONIGHT!!!** COMMUNITY MEETING TO CREATE COMMUNITY GARDENS AND POCKET PARKS!

Thanks to those who are helping spread the word about tonight's meeting - you know who you are!

So far, I have confirmation that reps from the Health Department, Tacoma Public Utilities, as well as interested residents will be in attendance tonight. Still no word back from city council members (I guess a few of them are out of town) or staff. Metro Parks board members, Ryan Mello and Victoria Woodards have indicated they will try to make it after their Metro Parks meeting.

See you tonight!

-Morgan


CALL TO ACTION!

COMMUNITY GROUPS & RESIDENTS!

THE CITY OF TACOMA IS GETTING RID OF 9 PROPERTIES.

JOIN THE GRASS-ROOTS MOVEMENT TO CREATE VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH COMMUNITY GARDENS & NEIGHBORHOOD POCKET PARKS!

List of Properties:

      • Adams, 1920 N. Adams

      • Centennial, 543 N. Stadium Way

      • Downing, 1801 N. Orchard

      • Fairmont, 4924 N. 31st

      • Junett, 3008 N. 16th

      • Ruston, 5001 N. Visscher

      • Parkland, 101 E. 127th

      • Warner, 3404 S. 45th

      • Lincoln Park, 1009 S. 35th

If you know someone who lives near one of these properties, they need to be at this meeting!

Bring your ideas and be willing to get your hands dirty in the name of building community and better neighborhoods.

Monday, April 20 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tacoma Public Library Main Branch
1102 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402

For info, contact: Morgan Alexander 253-228-7271 or morgan@tacomaworks.org

Follow updates here: http://i.feedtacoma.com/morgan/community-gardens-pocket-parks-tacoma/

comments [5]  |  posted under tacoma

Comments

by Erik on 4/20/2009 @ 11:56am
Hmm. I might have to make this before the Podcast.

by NineInchNachos on 4/20/2009 @ 1:03pm
already started digging up my lawn. sunflower crop NO.1 in the ground! Izenman can be my witness.

by Nick on 4/20/2009 @ 1:22pm
Awwww . . . no love for those of use south of 6th? Ah well, at least we're making progress.

by thriceallamerican on 4/20/2009 @ 2:59pm
Meanwhile, for those looking for community garden funding...

by morgan on 5/3/2009 @ 9:54pm
Props to Kathleen Merryman at the TNT for writing a follow up to the meeting!

Kilowatts to carrots -
blogs.thenewstribune.com/street/2009/04/...