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BUILDING THE FUTURE
Community Build Builds Community
Between August 18th – 21st, hundreds of volunteers from the NE Seattle community came together to build a community gathering place on the Hunter Tree Farm site. This project was completed through a grant received by the Wedgwood Community Council and was made possible by 3 amazing partners: the Hunter Family, Tully’s Coffee, and the Pomegranate Center. Thanks to these partners and the many hands of volunteers, Wedgwood and the greater NE Seattle community now has a more functional place to host formal and informal community events.
The NE Seattle community contributed 3,693 volunteer hours to the project between May 2nd and September 17th. The WCC also contributed $1,000 to the project. The result of this is an efficiency ratio of $4.40 : $1.00 (value of contribution to value of grant).
Additionally, many folks donated skills, materials, or services to the project to extend the budget and make the project that much better. These people and businesses were invaluable. Thanks!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE SITE?
The design for the site was intentionally designed to be flexible to accommodate the Hunter Farm’s Christmas tree sales and various community events. A group of interested community members are currently trying to figure out how to encourage more events to occur at the site while not making it cumbersome for groups or a burden to the Hunter Family. If you are interested in taking part in this group, please email » us.
NEW TO THE GATHERING PLACE PROJECT?
No worries, we have a pretty comprehensive summary HERE.