Community raised beds or container gardens for flower and herb gardening, placed around the city in neighborhoods for the beautification of the city. They could also be built beds to plant vegetables in the backyard. These container gardens would be mobile, so they could be put in any plaza or empty space in the City [Read more…]
I propose establishing a Cambodian Cultural Exhibit in Lowell to display Khmer cultural artifacts; conduct lectures about different aspects of Khmer culture, history, traditions, and current events; organize Khmer cultural performances of music, dance, smot, opera, cinema, poetry reading, fashion shows, textile weaving, etc.
Considering that Cambodians constitute a significant portion of Lowell's population, a museum showcasing Khmer culture would have many benefits for the city, including presenting Lowell as a city which recognizes the value of immigrant culture; bringing a sense of pride to the Cambodian community, especially the youth, most of whom [Read more…]
Encourage local restaurants to have more vegan options on their menu, e.g., vegan/nondairy cheese on pizza. If several restaurants get on board with a signature vegan item or a vegan variation on one of their regular items, we create special promotional materials about the participating restaurants and maybe even dedicate special weekends to go to [Read more…]
A multicultural event in which people release small boats that carry small electric lanterns or candles into a canal inspired by similar ceremonies around the world. We would work with Massachusetts DCR and NPS to find the ideal location and choose easily-recoverable boats (to take out of the canal before they reach a dam or [Read more…]
This would bring more attention to one of Lowell's unique resources (the canals), perhaps draw visitors, and be an opportunity for people of Lowell's many cultures to mix. This would also give experience to the action team in working with the owners of the canals, and a small-scale project like [Read more…]