Day 1 of the Hunter Farm Community Build

What a day!  Thanks to the nearly 150 people that can out today to lend a hand in the Hunter Farm Community Build.  We were able to make some incredible progress with everyone’s help.  With everyone pitching in, we were able to: Build and paint 30 bird houses, Paint all of the tall poles on site, Build about 1/2 of the 20 movable benches, Start painting the banners (made from 2 donated sails), Begin preparing the planting beds, Cut the tall poles that were installed 2 weeks ago, Prepare holes for a pole fence in the NE corner of the Read More …

Emergency HUB planned for Hunter Farms Gathering Place Makes National News

Back on June 11th, the NE Seattle community identified a need which could be accommodated into the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project design.  The need was an Emergency HUB where NE Seattle residents could come to if there was a disaster to communicate with the City as well as share news and supplies.  Unbeknownst to the Wedgwood Community Council, the City’s Department of Neighborhoods was planning on limited the upcoming round of Small & Simple Grants to emergency preparedness, which Bill Dock with the WCC is planning on applying for.  It’s this kind of domino or ripple effect, which King Read More …

A Taste of What's to Come at Hunter's Tree Farm

On Thursday, August 18th, the NE Seattle community will come together and build a gathering place on the Hunter Tree Farm Site.  This project is 1 of 4 projects that will be completed by a grant from Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center.  Last weekend, 1 of these 4 projects was completed in Sumner while another is ongoing in Mercer Island.  To get a “Taste of Community” these projects inspire, watch the following video.  Afterward, if you’re pumped and want to take part in the Hunter Tree Farm Gathering Place COMMUNITY BUILD (August 18th-21st), CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  If you’re Read More …

Plenty of Time and Ways to Donate to the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project

Are you excited about the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project but aren’t super excited about building movable benches, decorating poles, or painting banners amongst other awesome improvements that will be going on?  Not to worry, there are still lots of ways for you to get involved and make the project a success. Here’s just a few ideas: Buy a PERSONALIZED TILE for $35! Or just donate money to the project! Donate food and beverages for the volunteers! The Wedgwood Presbyterian Church’s kitchen is available if you need.  Also, there will be plenty of delicious Tully’s Coffee. Bring your musical prowess Read More …

Even More Progress Being Made on the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project

Last week, we updated you on progress that had begun on the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project, which included building a prototype wheelbarrow bench and having pieces for 30 bird houses cut out.  Since then, EVEN MORE progress has been made to prepare for the COMMUNITY BUILD between August 18-21 (Have you REGISTERED YET?). On Monday, we had seven 40-foot cedar utility poles delivered to the site.  These poles were cut into 15 foot and 25 foot lengths, which were installed throughout the site as shown on the project design approved by the community on July 13th.  Yesterday, 11 pole Read More …

Tully's Coffee Announce "Taste of Community" Highlighting Hunter Farms

Those of us involved in the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project know just how great this project will be for NE Seattle.  However, this isn’t the only great Gathering Place project that the Pomegranate Center is involved in.  They’ve got 4 projects going on around greater Seattle at the same time through the Gathering Places Grant partnership that they’ve established with Tully’s Coffee.  The four projects include: Hunter Farm Project, NE Seattle Mercer Island Library Discovery Trail, Mercer Island Sumner Main Street Alley Project, Sumner Kirkland 132nd Square Park, Kirkland This innovative partnership between Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center Read More …

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 …