We’ve entered crowd sourcing…
What we’ve heard from the Woolson Street neighborhood residents is a strong desire for a community garden AND. AND a place to gather. AND a place for kids to play. AND a place to foster a new neighborhood identity. AND a place to grow peace.
This vacant lot at 44 Woolson has been the site of great tragedy, part of the scene of a quadruple homicide in 2010. We’re working with residents to transform this site to a positive story, encouraging new perceptions and healthy activities in this neighborhood.
The City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development is generously funding essential garden infrastructure: water service, soil remediation, garden plots. But their funds are restricted to that.
Enter the MassArt graduate Community Build Studio which , for the price of materials, will work with community members to design and construct extraordinary garden structures: trellises, sun shelters, tables, seats, artistic fencing, signage, a gateway. That studio will take place next summer, dependent on fundraising.
Enter Make Architecture Happen. We’re aiming for $5,000 this month (a substantial step toward $20,000 total):
If 200 people “seed” our campaign with $25 each, we’ll be there.
Will you help us demonstrate the optimism of great design?
Will you help us grow peace?