Sweet Water News: Volume 3, Issue 2

In February, the Sweet Water Foundation team began preparing The Commons for the quickly approaching growing season. While there is still prep work to do, The Commons is becoming more activated each day. Sweet Water Foundation also launched Sweet Water Academy - a neighborhood development demonstration site and living, learning laboratory that will reach thousands of youth, educators, and professionals in nonprofits and community-based organizations across Chicago. Take a moment to read about the happenings at The Commons

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 3, Issue 1

Happy New Year!  The Sweet Water Foundation team hit the ground running in 2019 with a focus on launching new initiatives and growing relationships. This year will bring the official launch of Sweet Water Academy, a neighborhood development demonstration site and living, learning laboratory that will reach thousands of youth, educators, and professionals in nonprofits and community-based organizations across Chicago. In this month's issue, we invite you to take a moment to reflect on 2018 and the many achievements of the SWF Team + Family.

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 9

The summer flew by - from developing new initiatives to strengthening existing relationships, there was never a dull moment at The Commons. Summer interns have returned to school and the harvest season is winding down, but The Commons is still buzzing with life and new opportunities. This edition of Sweet Water News features some of the new relationships formed and programs developed over the summer and images from the beautiful harvest season thus far. 

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 8

The summer flew by - from developing new initiatives to strengthening existing relationships, there was never a dull moment at The Commons. Summer interns have returned to school and the harvest season is winding down, but The Commons is still buzzing with life and new opportunities. This edition of Sweet Water News features some of the new relationships formed and programs developed over the summer and images from the beautiful harvest season thus far. 

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 7

The summer flew by - from developing new initiatives to strengthening existing relationships, there was never a dull moment at The Commons. Summer interns have returned to school and the harvest season is winding down, but The Commons is still buzzing with life and new opportunities. This edition of Sweet Water News features some of the new relationships formed and programs developed over the summer and images from the beautiful harvest season thus far. 

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 6

Summer continues to be in full swing at The Commons. This season has been busy and exciting, with plants flourishing on the farm, new and returning college interns leading projects and mentoring high school students, and the SWF team welcoming a steady stream of daily visitors.

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 5

Summer is in full swing at the Commons with daily visitors and tourists, group tours, and plants ready to harvest every day. Sweet Water Foundation is excited to welcome new and returning college interns and high school youth enrolled in the Re[CREATE]Ed Spaces Program. Take a moment to read more about happenings at the Commons. We hope you'll visit us this summer to help GROW the neighborhood.

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Courtney Hug
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 3

Warm weather ahead! The weather in April was cooler than anticipated, but we're finally peeling off our winter coats in preparation for the busy, summer months ahead. The energy at Sweet Water Foundation has been building as we see plants beginning to sprout in the greenhouse, seeds being sown in the farm, and more and more activity each week.

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Jia Li Pratt
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 2

Spring is upon us! Although it's still chilly, the Sweet Water community is already preparing the Commons for bountiful growing season. There is never a dull moment during spring! From mentors and apprentices building shelves for the weekly Farmers' Market stand-to-staff and volunteers prepping the soil for planting.  
 

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Jia Li Pratt
Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 1

It may still be cold outside, but Sweet Water Foundation's work of regenerative development continues on. At the onset of winter's cold weather, the team turned its attention to planning, design, carpentry, and conducting education and community workshops.

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Jia Li Pratt
Sweet Water News: Volume 1, Issue 4

Make New History is exactly what Sweet Water Foundation accomplished on Saturday, September 23, 2017 with the raising of Sweet Water Foundation's Thought Barn, which, upon completion, will bring a visual and performing arts, reflection, and community gathering space to the heart of the Perry Ave Commons. 

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Jia Li Pratt
Sweet Water News: Volume 1, Issue 3

With the last month of summer upon us, the Perry Ave Community Farm is flourishing and the Commons is bustling with visitors. This summer, we have welcomed nearly 1,000 visitors from down the block, across the city and around the world. Our dedicated staff and interns have worked tirelessly to continue transforming the Commons and the fruits of their labor include new built projectsa revamped website, and a more bountiful harvest than ever before. 

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Jia Li Pratt