Nashua had an art project where 10 kitchen tables were painted and put around the community. These tables created a scene and could be used for picnics, kids’ play, or to provoke discussion. Sponsors would be sought to provide artist stipends and donated materials (old tables) would be used and given new life.
This would create a special theme that people from outside of the community would want to visit and "see them all" in special locations in Lowell that might be overlooked. They might provoke conversations, neighborhood residents could use them for picnics, and each table could represent a tradition in Lowell's [Read more…]
Local fridge for the community, mainly for those who are the homeless community. Many bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores throw away perfectly good food when it is at the end of the day or close to expiration. The food can be given to the homeless community instead or to anyone who is interested.
We make a network of backyard gardeners working with Mill City Grows and other community gardeners across Lowell. This network will share harvest, seeds, supplies, and skills. This network could include a seed bank and/or a tool bank. People learn to grow different crops in their backyard and that way they will have food that they can [Read more…]
When we invite strangers around us to engage in conversation we may discover we have more in common than we thought and this leads to greater understanding and tolerance for those who appear different. Especially for individuals who are alone ( and perhaps disenfranchised) at a restaurant or in a [Read more…]