Ward 4 City Councilor David Narkewicz is circulating the following announcement today:
Community Forum on Meadows Agricultural Land behind South Street Neighborhood
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Media Education Foundation (MEF) Community Room
60 Masonic Street (behind Woodstar Cafe), Northampton
Through the generosity of Rita & Bruce Bleiman, and with the help of CPA funds, the City is acquiring [PDF] an 11-acre parcel of “Meadows” land behind the South Street neighborhood to be forever preserved and put to some wonderful agricultural uses benefiting the public. A Community Forum has been organized for this Wednesday night to 1) envision the possible agricultural uses of the land, and 2) form a working group to create a management structure for the land.
What do we want down there: more community garden plots? A walkable, organic CSA? Common pastureland to graze goats and sheep? An educational/seed-saving farm? These are a few ideas that have already been put forward, but the City is wide open to all possibilities. Please bring your ideas and volunteer energy to the forum!
For more information, please contact Lilly Lombard, firstname.lastname@example.org, 584-0081.