Sweet Water News: Volume 3, Issue 1

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Sweet Water Foundation News: Volume 3, Issue 1
January 2019
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THERE GROWS THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Sweet Water News
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, as we developed relationships; nourished bodies, minds, and souls; and engaged in the radical transformation of a community. These achievements would not have been possible without the dedication, support, and generosity of the SWF team + family, supporters, and partners. Thank You! 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Perry Ave Commons in 2019! There GROWS the Neighborhood!


IN THIS ISSUE:
Take a moment to check out SWF's 2018 Annual Summary.
 
SWF 2018 ANNUAL SUMMARY
REGENERATIVE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION

Sweet Water Stories
PEOPLE

Humans of Sweet Water

Meet Aaliyah...Aaliyah is an artist who has lived in Chicago for 6.5 years. She first visited Sweet Water Foundation in June of 2018 and has been activating The Commons since then. Aaliyah has developed relationships with the SWF team and surrounding community. She worked alongside the core team to build dance floors and learn the principles of farming. SWF is excited to introduce Aaliyah as its first Human-in-Residence. Through this role, she will curate events, programs, and opportunities for artists to engage at The Commons. 

Click here to learn more about Aaliyah.

EVENTS

What's Happening at The Commons?

SAT

MAY

18
SAVE-THE-DATE: Remake Learning Days at The Commons

Sweet Water Foundation is excited to take part in the Remake Learning Days Chi festival. The festival, presented by the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX), will turn Chicago into an open and dynamic learning laboratory with more than 100 hands-on, learning opportunities in schools, museums, libraries, parks, and c
ommunity centers across the city.  Save-the-date for a day of dynamic learning at The Commons.

More details coming soon.

 

SAT

JUN

22
SAVE-THE-DATE: 2nd Annual Juneteenth @ The Commons

Save-the-date for Sweet Water Foundation's annual celebration of freedom and community.  Free food, music, arts + craft, community-building and more.

More details coming soon.

 

STAY TUNED FOR OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AT
THE COMMONS

 
RECIPES

Curried Greens

 Winter is the perfect time to stay inside with a warm bowl of goodness. Collards and kale are still growing at The Commons. These leafy greens are low in calories and high in nutrients. There are many ways to cook these hearty vegetables. This winter, stay warm with a new flavorful recipe!  Click here to try out this quick recipe for Curried Greens by Dr. Weil.  

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound kale, collards, spinach, or beet greens (or mixture of all)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 pound brown potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

To try this recipe, click here
 
PHOTOS

Winter @ The Commons
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