Currently being dwelling builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a large amount of our time carrying out remodels, new properties, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Even though we satisfaction ourselves on getting best-notch builders and fantastic associates of our communities, it is not often that we get to be involved in a challenge that is developed around the concept of local community constructing itself. Operating on the Alder Commons group kitchen make-out was a exceptional deal with for us, and one that meant a good deal to quite a few members of our group.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit place created to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural group creating and particular advancement. They supply a position for self-directed studying in courses and workshops on a broad assortment of matters and for a varied array of peoples. From cooking lessons to bookshelf making, artwork classes to homeschool hangouts for young ones in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a group crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-enhancement.
“Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages group of self-directed learners. We intention to cut down boundaries involving youth and grownups of varied backgrounds by offering an accessible and inclusive area for them to share know-how and assets.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons group approached Hammer & Hand about making their local community kitchen house, we ended up thrilled for the possibility to provide their desire to lifestyle. The undertaking was made by Communitecture, a local architecture organization with an eye for inventive community spaces and a mission for social justice. As traditional builders with a target in both equally design and style-driven projects and progressing variety, equity, and inclusion in our own marketplace, it was a perfect healthy for Hammer & Hand. We convey our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding upon Hammer & Hand to establish a area that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as property foundation for 16 compact, vast majority-QTBIPOC meals and herbalism enterprises.
Master far more about the mission of Alder Commons and look at out their calendar of events at aldercommons.org
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