Sara Nelson

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Commented on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 4 months ago
For instance, Ali Meders-Knight, Master TEK Practitioner with the Mechoopda Tribe, has been doing restoration demonstration work in Chico. She is developing crews skilled in this work and could be a great contact, and/or there may be a local practitioner to connect with as well. https://tekchico.org/news-%26-events/f/plant-walks-at-verbena-fields---chico-er
Commented on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 4 months ago
It would be wonderful to have outdoor space for seasonal events and traditions. Space for things like May Day (the preschool used to do a may pole and may day celebration when I was a kid) and other diverse seasonal celebrations would be a great asset, and would help to make the space of the neighborhood feel connected to the rest of the community.
Supported a comment by Mark Switzer on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 4 months ago
Mark Switzer
I think this is the most challenging and crucial planning element to develop. Thought should first be given to how any programming at the property serves residents, then the village (or broader community). A commercial kitchen and food service has myriad possibilities. Sharing food creates community and joy. A food coop would compliment the kitchen and serve residents well. There have been successful coops in the past but always challenged by the cost of operation
Supported a comment by David Rempel on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 4 months ago
David Rempel
I would hope some land could be set aside for the residents to have their own food gardens - a plot for each resident like in Europe. Or they could do coop plots.
Commented on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 4 months ago
It would be wonderful to have a community garden for residents, if possible involving a 'food forest' along permaculture principles. Depending on the terrain/amount of space and potential partners, another option would be a restoration area incorporating traditional ecological knowledge that would also provide a learning corridor for restoration and TEK-informed management.
Supported a comment by Madeline Nieto Hope on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 4 months ago
Madeline Nieto Hope
walking tours, historical exhibits and open mic talks with Dewey Livingston and others including Coast Guard. It would be ideal to have images/stories and information of places we may be interested in that tell us where we have been and where we are going.... It would be good if the history was inclusive of the indigenous, immigrant and diverse demographics in the area today. The history needs to be relevant and agreed upon to the people who we/are most impacted.