The Crown Hill Community Garden continues to plant and tend their plots. This work is critical to local food infrastructure. The gardeners practice social distancing and ensure that the Ballard Food Bank has fresh vegetables through the spring, summer, and fall. Get Involved from a Distance! Donate Seeds! Farmer Fred usually participates in a robust seed exchange, but building closures compromised his supply line. Do you have extra seeds to donate? The remainder of the packet from your starts? Farmer Christal is especially looking for snap peas. You can drop them at the Crown Hill Center when you go [...]
Crown Hill Neighbors Association and Crown Hill Business Association are joining forces to create a single organization working to create an engaged and connected community. After years of working together in the neighborhood, the two associations decided to maximize their impact by creating a new organization that would be an umbrella for all the work happening in the community. The new board includes representatives from business owners, neighbors, and business owning neighbors.
The April Crown Hill Village board meeting included a conversation with the people who powered the Crown Hill Urban Village Committee for Smart Growth. They briefed the board on their work over the past four years attending HALA focus groups, speaking at city council meetings, building relationships with the city, and connecting the neighborhood to the upzone process. The group, started as a subcommittee of the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association, had representatives of all the neighborhoods (Crown Hill, Greenwood, Whittier Heights, and Loyal Heights) that have a stake in the Crown Hill Urban Village. The city council voted on [...]
The new board wanted a name that exemplified the idea that the organization will represent both residents and businesses. Names discussed included neighborhood and community, but when the name village was suggested the whole room lit up. The Crown Hill Village - working for everybody who lives, works, and plays in the neighborhood.
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