Sweet Water News: Volume 1, Issue 2

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Sweet Water Foundation News: Volume 1, Issue 2  
July 2017
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THERE GROWS THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Sweet Water News
Summer is in full swing at the Perry Ave Commons! College interns are onboard and summer youth programming has begun. This summer, we welcome interns from Alabama A & M University, Alcorn State University, Cornell University, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. Sweet Water Foundation is also excited to have more than 20 high school students on board for summer youth programming in partnership with After School Matters, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and Chicago Public Schools' Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.

The Perry Ave Community Farm is flourishing. We are now harvesting produce, from collards, kale and turnip greens to mint, broccoli and more! Come out to the
Perry Ave Community Farmers' Market on Friday's from 11am to 3pm. Bring a bag and a friend!


IN THIS ISSUE:
REGENERATIVE PLACEMAKING IN ACTION

Sweet Water Stories
Volunteer Days

Volunteers help jumpstart summer at the Perry Ave Commons! This season, Sweet Water Foundation is grateful to have had the support of dozens of volunteers to get the farming season off to a great start.




 
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Re[CREATED]Ed Spaces Program Year 2 Launch
Re[CREATED]Ed Spaces is a collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation that emerged from Mozilla Foundation's Hive Chicago Network and is funded with the generous support of the Chicago Community Trust's Hive Chicago Fund for connected learning.

 
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Living Foods Workshop with Regina Dillard
On Saturday, June 17th, Regina Dillard founder of Inner Sanctum Wellness, led an exciting Living Foods Workshop at the Think-DoHouse on the Perry Ave Commons to explore the power of eating raw foods.



 
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PEOPLE

Humans of Sweet Water

Meet Mike Reynolds...a native of Chicago and retired Union Carpenter who has been with Sweet Water Foundation (SWF) for two years. Before joining SWF, Mike worked with Habitat for Humanity in Chicago. Although it took a couple of months of nagging by a colleague to visit the Perry Ave Commons, Mike was instantly inspired by the organization's work and has proudly been with Sweet Water Foundation ever since. 

Click here to learn more about Mike.

 
EVENTS

What's Happening at the Commons?
   
COMMUNITY MEETING TO ENVISION PERRY POCKET PARK  
Join Sweet Water Foundation Apprentices interning via the CPS Career and Technical Education Architecture Program to help envision the Perry Pocket Park. Please RSVP for the event my emailing us at info@sweetwaterfoundation.com
FARMERS' MARKET 
Every Friday from 11AM until 3PM

Harvest season is here!. The weekly farmers' market at Perry Ave Commons will run every Friday from 11am until 3pm. Come get fresh, local and community-grown produce. Bring a bag.
    
JULY VOLUNTEER DAY  
Come out to help GROW the neighborhood. Roll up your sleeves and help the Sweet Water Foundation team with weeding, transplanting, harvesting, painting and more. Please register by clicking here Volunteers should bring a water bottle and sun protection (hat, sunscreen).  Thank you!
RECIPE

Mint Lemonade
Fun recipe to prepare during hot summer days; grab some mint from Sweet Water Foundation!

Ingredients:
  • 6 lemons
  • 1/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • 30-40 mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

To try this recipe, click here
 
PHOTOS

Produce @ The Commons
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