House News: Fruition!
So many of the things that were in our heads as mere hope in August are coming together out here in mid-November. The parking lot gardening is miraculously growing – despite the sandy soil, heat wave, and almost no rain to speak of. One of the pleasant side effects of hauling water has been to talk with people cycling, walking, and rolling down their windows as they drive by the former “traffic calming” area on 2nd Avenue. Everyone wants to know what’s growing and several have offered advice for cooking it once it’s arrived! There’s a nice community feel to watching something grow together.
Another thing growing is the amount of beautiful art in our dining room. We’ve finally just given over that room to art, it is all so lovely. Kendera and Elizabeth will be leading the “Art for All” group in finishing up a few things this week before shutting down and preparing for the show and sale. Please mark Sunday, December 5, 1-5, on your calendar – the afternoon of our holiday party and craft sale!
Plus, we mailed out our newsletter today (It’s only been about 15 months since the last one…)! If you are want a hard copy, please send us your address. For an electronic copy, click here: GCW November 2010 Newsletter.
In this newsletter, you’ll find:
- a short update regarding the life of the GCW
- an article on the parking lot garden transformation
- a reflection from CW co-founder Dorothy Day
- the tentative schedule for next semester
- and most importantly, all the information on our Holiday Open House, set for Sunday, December 5, with an arts and crafts display and sale from our Art for All project!
And, one last thing: Check out our Roundtable this week! Alvarez Caron will be carrying forth our earlier discussion on racism with her talk on “Whiteness.” Details on the “This Week” page.
Hope to see you this week!