This Saturday, October 1, 2016, a Neighborhood Picnic and Community Day in
Celebration of the Louis Montano Park Project in the Historic Guadalupe District will be held in the Louis Montano Park from 1-3pm across from the Alto Street Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte.
Neighbors have been asked to bring lawn chairs and lunch to enjoy an afternoon of getting to know each other, sharing ideas on other ways to improve the park, learning about the historic neighborhood, painting the base coat for the reading chair, and celebrating where
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, a free library was placed at the Alto Street entrance to the park decorated by a local artist thanks to Whole Foods, the Literacy Volunteers of Santa
Fe, and a local charity, Green One Design. The new free library has been stocked with books and the Santa Fe Association of REALTORS® has agreed to continue to stock and replenish the library with a focus on children’s books. Students from the Alto Street Boys and Girls Club will assist in completing the reading chair installation by designing and painting it on Friday, October 14, and Friday, October 22, from 2-5pm.
The Santa Fe Association of REALTORS® announces the construction of a reading chair for use by adults and children, too. The association partnered with the City of Santa Fe, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte, the Historic Guadalupe community, the Community Learning Network, and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission on this park improvement project. The Santa Fe Arts Commission provided guidance and advisement. Other partners offered volunteer support to complete the project, helped promote the project, and assisted with sprucing up the local park. Updates, information, and photos of the project will added and available online at http://www.communitylearningnetwork.org/montano-park-project.html
The 7th edition of SeedBroadcast Journal includes a story on Tse Daa K'aan Lifelong Learning Community (TDK). The article was a included as part of a year-long series of visits and interviews with four regional farmers through the "Seed Climate Change Resilience" initiative made possible in partnership with Native Seeds SEARCH and the Robert Rauschenberg Climate Change Solutions Fund. In May 2016, Chrissie Orr and Jeanette Hart-Mann from SeedBroadcast joined us at TDK during a week of service and learning with students from Fordham University in New York City who volunteered to assist with farmwork at TDK which included interventions implemented in the aftermath of the Gold King mine toxic waste spill last summer such as swale and drip irrigation repair, hand-watering, and natural filtration pond development. SeedBroadcast is a collaborative project exploring bioregional agri-Culture and seed action through collective inquiries and hands-on creative practices. SeedBroadcast holds the belief that it is a human right to save seeds and share their gifts, to grow food and share its abundance, and to cultivate grassroots wisdom and share its creativity.
SeedBroadcast encourages communities to keep agri-Culture alive and vibrant through working together in creative and inspiring ways. Spending time with people on their farms and in their gardens, at seed exchanges and community gatherings, SeedBroadcast digs deep into the oft-unheard stories of local agri-Culture. Our work includes community-based projects, installations, dialogues, creative actions, and cross-country tours with the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station. Interdisciplinary collaboration is a founding principal of SeedBroadcast activities where cohorts from diverse backgrounds work together as critical partners of inquiry and creative production.
To learn more, read the Seed Broadcast article on TDK below, visit www.seedbroadcast.org, or download a simple booklet on Seed Saving in New Mexico.
CommUNITY Learning Network is a grassroots New Mexico-born and locally based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building stronger communities through real-life learning.