Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Neighborhood Resources Roundtable

Last night Sara , and I attended the NRC round table . Its where the NRC brings together neighborhood leaders to discuss Ideas , and talk about their successes . I was a great learning experience for me . I was also nice to see that the Unity Gardens have had a impact on the city . Alfreda ( HUD garden leader ) spoke about what she learned at the regional neighborhood network conference in Dayton . Before she spoke about her trip she thanked Sara and I for our support of her Unity Garden , and suggested that every neighborhood should have a Unity Garden . She truly gets the Unity Mission . She also told a story of how she worked with about 30 kids in the housing development in the Garden . A the end of the season they presented her with an award for all she had done for them over the summer in the garden . Hard work , growing vegetables , and enjoying the outdoors thats what every child needs . I can see Alfreda will be even more of a driving force next season . Her education background makes her a perfect fit.
A few people spoke about their INSPIRE grants and how they used the grant money .The Unity Gardens received a $ 5000.oo grant earlier in the year to add some things to the LaSalle Square Unity garden Benches , shelter , walking path etc.... . Its clear to me that the Neighborhood Resources is heading in the right direction by creating positive impacts on neighborhoods .
If you do not know about them please check out their website . http://www.nrc4neighborhoods.org/

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