With the support of BGE’s Green Grants Program, NeighborSpace and the Powhatan Farms Improvement Association intend to complete a “whole community” in the Powhatan Farms neighborhood by improving 1.5 acres of land there to create a healthy place. A “whole community” has been defined by the Center for Whole Communities as “a mosaic of people living their lives in constant awareness and relationship with a healthy place.” Powhatan Farms is a neighborhood of 81 duplex homes built in 1957 and situated in Lochearn, a “first-tier” suburb of Baltimore City. The planned improvements will achieve our stated goal because: (1) as shown below, the land is situated in such a way that several planned paths will foster better connections between the community’s 240 residents and better access for children to an elementary school just south of and behind the neighborhood; (2) the plans include walking trails and open areas providing for recreational opportunities that do no currently exist; (3) the plans include areas where the community can gather, interact and engage in ways that are not currently possible; and (4) Powhatan Farms has an active and caring improvement association.
Celebrating receipt of the grant at a BGE press conference are (left to right) Klaus Philipsen, NS Pres., Barbara Hopkins, NS Exec. Dir., Aaron Barnett, Powhatan Farms Pres., And Randon Fritsch, NS Board Member.
NeighborSpace Receives $6000 BGE Grant for Work on Robin Hill Rd. Site
Citing the Truly Transformational Work of the Graystone Community Association, NeighborSpace Makes a Special Announcement
This month’s video blog post salutes the amazing work of the Greystone Community Association as a wonderful model for using conserved land to transform a community. Hats off to Greytone and its dynamic leaders.