Sweet Water News: Volume 2, Issue 9

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Sweet Water Foundation News: Volume 2, Issue 9
November 2018
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THERE GROWS THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Sweet Water News
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The growing season has come to an end, and the Sweet Water Foundation team has moved indoors for the winter to generate new ideas and projects. We invite you to take a moment to read this month's edition of Sweet Water News. Learn about groups from across the globe who have visited The Commons this fall to engage in [de]construction, [re]construction, and [re]connection alongside the SWF team. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the SWF team is grateful for each person who visited The Commons this past year to engage in the practice of Regenerative Neighborhood Development. 

There GROWS the Neighborhood!


IN THIS ISSUE:
REGENERATIVE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION

Sweet Water Stories
Global Connections @ The Commons
NOMA @ The Commons
Collaborative Innovation Networks
PEOPLE

Humans of Sweet Water

Meet Yasi Shaker...Yasi visited The Commons with a group of students from Kalamazoo College during the summer of 2018. Soon after, Yasi returned as Sweet Water Foundation’s 2018 Fall Fellow. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Yasi came to the United States to study Psychology with a Minor in Anthropology and Sociology and a concentration in Environmental Studies. As SWF’s Fall Fellow, Yasi has been helping the team build fractals, sharing her passion for environmental justice, and becoming immersed in the practice of Regenerative Neighborhood Development.

Click here to learn more about Yasi.

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

Collard Green Cornbread

Collards are a low calorie, highly nutritious leafy green that is one of the most popular vegetables at The Commons. Local residents use collards in many ways - they juice them, cook them down, add them to soups, and more. According to Medical News Today, collards can be used to prevent some types of cancer, improve bone strength, and decrease the risk of diabetes. One of SWF's local residents visited The Commons with a delicious collard recipes. She combines collard greens and cornbread to make the perfect side dish for any meal. Click here to try out this simple Collard Green Cornbread recipe from Cook for Your Life.  

Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen corn kernels, divided
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • 1½ cups stone ground cornmeal
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups packed chopped collard greens, stems removed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced jalapeño
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1½ cups Greek yogurt
  • 1½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup grape seed or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

To try this recipe, click here
 
PHOTOS

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