BUY YOUR PERSONALIZED TILE FOR THE HUNTER FARM PROJECT!

As part of the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project, concrete tiles will be installed around the perimeter of the courtyard meadow off of 35th Ave NE.  This courtyard will provide a space for informal gatherings and seating as well as prairie grasses and wild flowers.  But these won’t be just any concrete tiles.  They’ll be artistically carved and beautified to provide color and interest to the site. NOW YOU CAN PURCHASE A PERSONALIZED  TILE WITH YOUR INITIALS LOVINGLY HAND CARVED INTO THEM FOR A MINIMUM DONATION OF $35. DONATE NOW HERE! While this project is funded through a grant from Read More …

Progress Already Being Made on the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project

Have you REGISTERED yet for the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project COMMUNITY BUILD?  If you haven’t yet but plan on coming out August 18-21, we’d really appreciate you registering so we can coordinate the project as effectively as possible.   Think of it as a courtesy registration, since we’d love you to come out regardless. Thanks to the 22 people who have already registered! More are needed! In the mean time, we’ve been making lots of progress to get ready for the COMMUNITY BUILD thanks in large part to some generous groups and companies. Progress Being Made… For those that attended Read More …

NOW, you can REGISTER for the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Community Build ONLINE!

To help us coordinate and manage the Hunter Farm Gathering Place community build, we’ve created a quick online registration process.  It’s easy and only takes a few minutes, but will help us out immensely.  The sooner the better! PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE HUNTER FARM GATHERING PLACE COMMUNITY BUILD NOW! Register Now For – Thursday, August 18th Register Now For – Friday, August 19th Register Now For – Saturday, August 20th Register Now For – Sunday, August 21st Not sure what the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project is? No worries, click HERE to read all about it or visit the project’s Read More …

A Flexible Design for Gathering at the Hunter Farm Site

UPDATE: Visit the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project page to register for the COMMUNITY BUILD, between August 18-21. Last night, the Pomegranate Center unveiled the design developed for the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project, a project funded through a grant from Tully’s Coffee (I mean seriously, have you seen their Kuerig machine?). Over 70 people showed up to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church to hear Milenko Matanovic, the Executive Director of the Pomegranate Center, describe how the community shaped the design and what is intended by each design element. However, midway through the presentation the power went out to the church, so Read More …

Hunter Farm Site Design to be Unveiled Wednesday Night!

HUNTER FARMS GATHERING PLACE DESIGN UNVEILING – COMMUNITY MEETING WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH, 7 – 9 PM, WEDGWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH On June 11th, the NE Seattle community came up with 68 unique ideas for what can be done as part of the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project.  About 30 people teamed up to take these ideas and craft them into 4 conceptual site designs. Since then, the Pomegranate Center has been taking these ideas and designs to create flexible site design that embraces the community’s shared values while maintaining the existing uses of the site, most importantly being the Hunter Farm Read More …

The Wedgwood Art Festival is Coming, Saturday & Sunday!

Just in case you haven’t seen the yellow signs all over Seattle, the Wedgwood Art Festival is happening this weekend at the Hunter Farm Site!  This year, their 6th year of hosting this great event, they’ve expanded to 2 days of awesomeness that will include amazing, hand-crafted local art. As always, they’ll have great food, entertainment, kids activities, and more planned for the 2 days.  Check out their website to get a full taste of what’s going on. See you there! Hunter Farm Site 7744 35th Ave NE July 9th & 10th 10AM – 5PM The WCC is so thankful Read More …

Time Running Out to Complete the NE Seattle Community Treasures Survey

Click here to take survey Time is running out to take the the NE Seattle Community Treasures Survey so we can learn who, where, and what you treasure in NE Seattle. Not familiar with the NE Seattle Community Treasures Survey?  Here are a few common questions. Q: What is the NE Seattle Community Treasures Survey? A: The NE Seattle Community Treasures Survey is a way of learning about what ‘WE’ value and hold dear in our community.  It helps us learn what things, places, people, institutions, natural beauty, and more create the character that defines our community.  It was created Read More …

Creativity Abounds at Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project Kick-Off Meeting

Today, about 90 people gave up part of their Saturday morning or afternoon to delve into the world of ‘what’s possible’ for the Hunter Tree Farm at today’s Hunter Farm Gathering Place Community Kick-Off Meeting and Workshop.  The morning started off with a presentation describing the project and the criteria which the project must be shaped around given challenges from the site’s zoning and the needs of the Hunter family.  After a brief description of these criteria, Milenko Matanovic with the Pomegranate Center led the community through a brainstorming exercise to identify the community’s dreams for the site.  (UPDATE) The Read More …

Hunter Farms Project Kick-Off Workshop on June 11th!

Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project Community Kick-Off Meeting & Workshop June 11th, 10AM – 5PM at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall (7050 35th Ave NE) (child care provided from 10AM – 12PM) On June 11th, we will be hosting a community kick-off meeting and workshop for the Hunter Farms Gathering Place Project!  The purpose of this public meeting/workshop will be to identify the project goals, define the criteria for the community developed designs, and brainstorm design concepts for a new gathering place.  All are absolutely welcome for the whole project. Due to the tight project timeline, we will need to Read More …