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…]
Host a community based, community judged design competition to come up with a better city flag for Lowell. While the current one has nice symbology and meaning, it is largely a sendup to the Lowell of the 1800’s. It features the seal (which was created in the 1800s) and was adopted in 1960. A more [Read more…]
An event so nice, why not make it happen twice? With the approval process figured out, 60 LF of astroturf ready to roll, and many community contacts from 2016… the DIY group would have more time and space to focus on a new creative concept that would loop in small businesses and community partners! Yaaaas.
A movie production where everyone can participate! We set a date and write a short script for a five-minute film. We publicly advertise the date, and anyone who wants to take part comes that day and takes on roles of film production. Cameraman, director, actors, audience, stage crew, etc. We would make sure to have [Read more…]
An Afternoon dedicated to all Dogs. Dogs for Adoption will be the stars of the Day, and will be highlighted with Profiles on all Social media weeks leading up to the Event. There will be parade inside Mill No.5 to kick off the event with the Stars for adoption marching down the hall to the [Read more…]