First an email from the Howell Collective, the group behind the new park and p-patch at 16th and Howell (no website yet, but I'll share as soon as it's up):
The last month and a half the Howell Collective was waiting to hear the outcome of the Neighborhood Matching Fund grant. The results are in, and we have been awarded a match of 15k towards our garden project on 16th and East Howell! We are still looking to expand our steering committee, as well as seek assistance and advice in many areas! [consulting from a landscape architect, building experience, master gardening experience…]
We will be at the Broadway Farmer’s Market this Sunday, November 15th, to share the news and provide more information to the curious.
Thank you for all of your support.
Secondly, as you may know, PPL appreciates work that lies at the intersection of politics and art, and especially when it is displayed in public. Hence, this photo:
And lastly, a late autumn shot of the lot:
No big plans right now for events but we have a grant app in for Park(ing) Day 2010 funding. However, lots of ideas are bouncing around, ranging from further work with signaltonoise, to setting up a documentary screening in a disused space, to finding a way to use the now closed T.T. Minor elementary school.
I also just received an evite to Feet First's Central District Safe Streets Showcase Event Looks like a good time; you should go.