Nicholson Commons Seeds of community

first_imgBagley Downs neighborhood association meetingWhen: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24.Where: Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd.Why: To reactivate a dense but dormant neighborhood association.Bagley Downs boundaries: State Highway 500, Falk Road, Fourth Plain, Andresen Road.Need an interpreter or want to offer interpretation? Contact [email protected] Use the same address if you want to get involved in the neighborhood garden.On the Webamericansbuildingcommunity. wordpress.comMark Maggiora has started thinking of Clark County the way urban park planners do: in terms of five-minute strolls.Among community activist Maggiora’s numerous dreams for this area is permanently and conveniently anchoring as many productive, user-friendly green spaces as possible to the land so they’re within short “wheelbarrow walks” of — well, everywhere.He was halfway pleased with the Friday morning turnout at a new neighborhood garden site in the Bagley Downs neighborhood. A handful of volunteers showed up to till the soil and plant some seeds — not many, but enough for a modest start. More are welcome today, Sunday and into the future.Maggiora founded a nonprofit redevelopment agency called Americans Building Community that’s aimed at revitalizing the neighborhoods along the central Fourth Plain corridor. He and his group have teamed with the Bagley Downs Neighborhood Association — such as it is — and with the Southwest Washington Community Land Trust to start this new garden just north of the Jim Parsley Community Center.The new plots laid out and planted by volunteers Friday take up most of the sloping front and rear yards of an affordable ranch house at 4912 Nicholson Ave. built by the land trust. The house isn’t yet occupied, but Maggiora said a closing is not far off.last_img read more

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