I worked with Valerie Magnuson and Lilias Pettit-Scott to fill their new raised beds today (10-8-14). These two women are community champions. Need more like em. Check out Louisville Grows website HERE.
I just love Squallis Puppeteers as an organization. Love what they do. Love how they do it. Love the community of folk that make it happen. I had the great pleasure of serving on their board some years ago when the annual fund raising event was the Fools Day Bash on or around April 1. Now it’s Puppet Prom. I like the prom theme just as much. We’ve been going to this for years now. Ruby had a ball. Erin said she was like a Will-O-The-Wisp. I thought it such a good term. Here’s a few pictures taken in the photo booth at this years puppet prom. I especially like the series of shots that Bailey and Ruby took together. It would have been a hoot to have been in the booth with them. But then this wouldn’t have happened. You can find out more about Squallis Puppeteers by clicking HERE.
I know that the readers of this blog are few. And I know that the few are not close. But… Next Friday and Saturday is the first Children at Play Conference at Bernheim (near Louisville Kentucky). I’ve been pulling the larger Children at Play Initiative that this conference kicks off for over a year. This is the start of an on-going effort to reinvent the universe of outdoor play spaces in my region. I know, in my bones, that this community will become a hot-spot for the most amazing outdoor play environments to be found. With a bit of help we will simply make it so. If you want to find out more about the upcoming conference simply click HERE.
You can find out more about this event HERE.
On 6-22-13 a team of citizens headed by Patrick Piuma of the Urban Design Studio and Mike Lydon of the Street Plans Collaborative spear headed a Tactical Urbanism action in the 800 block of East Market in Louisville KY. These images were taken during a morning that included shutting down parts of E Market, reverse parking, bump-outs at intersections, a tree lined median parklet, strawbale seating, and other designs. A Tactical Urbanism Salon took place at the Green Building in the 700 block followed by a 9 person Pecha Kucha style presentation on TU like efforts currently going on in Louisville. My hat is off to everyone involved in making this sort of thing happen. On my “TOOLS” page I put up links to the Tactical Urbansim handbooks.
At 2:00 p.m. on the day of the TU intervention Why Louisville Two hosted a March of the Colonels. Was that serendipity, good planning, or just the way Louisville rolls. We may never know. We may never care.