The Nook Project at Oasis Farm and Fishery

The Nook Project at Oasis Farm and Fishery (OFF) is a design intervention prioritizing food sovereignty and public space in Homewood. In the fall of 2021, OFF’s Tacumba Turner collaborated with architectural designer, Ever Clinton, and The Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University to initiate a series of design charrettes with Homewood residents.

OFF partnered with Grounded’s Design and Placemaking team to implement design changes according to resident feedback. With the generous support of Dr. Ken Levin, our project team began construction in July 2022. 

The Nook is designed for intergenerational public space, where Homewood residents may gather and congregate among medicinal plants. Plans for the site included a revitalized shade structure, a rainwater collection system, a grill station, bike repair and storage, accessible gravel pathways, and a communal garden bed.