Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 8

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Sweet Water Foundation News: Volume 2, Issue 8
October 2018
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THERE GROWS THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Sweet Water News
Fall is upon us. As the growing season slows and the seasons change, the SWF team shifts its focus to art, design, carpentry, and cultivating our relationships with people and partner organizations across the nation. In this month's edition of Sweet Water News, we welcome you to read about the connections activated at The Commons via group tours, events, and collaborations.

There GROWS the Neighborhood!

IN THIS ISSUE:
REGENERATIVE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION

Sweet Water Stories
Breakout Chicago
at the
The Commons
EXPO Chicago
at the
The Commons
Detroit-Chicago Design Collaboration
PEOPLE

Humans of Sweet Water

Meet Yash...Yash joined Sweet Water Foundation as an intern during the summer of 2018 as part of Harvard University's Social Impact Fellows program. Originally from Kolkata, India, he is now a sophomore at Harvard College. During his summer at The Commons, Yash led tours, engaged in architecture and design projects, and learned farming techniques from SWF apprentices. He also brought his skills from his hometown to help SWF begin lighting up The Commons with solar energy. Now, Yash is back in Boston, trying to spread SWF’s practice of Regenerative Neighborhood Development across the city.

Click here to learn more about Yash.

EVENTS

What's Happening at The Commons?
RADICAL [RE]CONSTRUCTIONS: EXHIBIT @ THE SMART MUSEUM 

The Radical [Re]Constructions exhibit will connect the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago to Sweet Water Foundation's Perry Avenue Commons. The installation features a large, three-dimensional representation of a house, set against the Museum’s central lobby wall and constructed from salvaged materials including wood that SWF apprentices finished with the traditional Japanese 
shou sugi ban charring technique. The Smart Museum is free and open to the public. For museum hours and directions, click here.
STAY TUNED FOR OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AT
THE COMMONS
RECIPES

Vegetarian Kale Soup

Kale is a highly nutritious edible leaf that grows in abundance at The Commons. Even as the weather gets cooler, kale still grows strong through November. Kale is quickly becoming popular because it is packed with vitamins and minerals. WebMD explains that kale is high in vitamins (A, K, and C) and minerals (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and zinc). Kale can be used in many different dishes such as Kale and Quinoa Salad and baked kale chips. Try adding kale to your soup to keep yourself warm and healthy during the winter. Click here to try out this quick recipe for Vegetarian Kale Soup by Donna B from Allrecipes. 

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 white potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans (drained if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 6 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To try this recipe, click here
 
PHOTOS

Fall @ The Commons
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