Grounded in The Art Trap

The Art Trap: Trap + Paint is a monthly event curated by our Project Associate Kuwame Kinsel. In July, with support from Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, he presented it to over 120 patrons at the seasonal Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl. The goal of Art Trap to bring individuals from various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds together to create a safe space powered by art, culture, and entertainment.     While out in the field, Kuwame noticed a trend of communities lacking…

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Permaculture Design: Ecological Solutions to Planetary Problems

For the purposes of sorting out the issues our world currently faces and quelling the fires which threaten to consume us there is one system of ethics that seems particularly well suited. This system, developed from the synthesis of indigenous wisdom about Earth systems and modern best practices in the management of human populations is called Permaculture. Coined by Bill Mollison, the term permaculture is a combination of the words permanent and agriculture (or culture). However, it is an approach…

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Make this West End Lot SHINE

Volunteer work day on the Together We Shine lot in central Sheraden. Tasks include landscaping, picket fence painting and construction, pebble mosaic craft for kids. Something for everyone. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing ready for painting. The lot will be a Green Playce that encourages kids to move and play. RSVP and learn more by contacting Rebecca at rebecca@groundedpgh.org or 412-361-2099 x 2#. Location: 1111 Fairdale St, Pittsburgh, PA 15204

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Hazelwood Green Space Build

Join the Hazelwood Platoon in collaboration with Morningside Baptist Church and Grounded, in honoring the legacies of George Thomas; Army Veteran, and community advocate, Min Rena Fuller. Help us to uphold their commitment to leadership and service. The Hazelwood Platoon alongside Hazelwood volunteers will complete 2 memorial service projects, one of which is reviving a vacant lot. Join us in planting shrubs, building an outdoor activities space, constructing pathways, building benches and more! Help us to bring in the Spring Season the right way!…

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Vacant Lot Beautification in Larimer

Support our CommunityCare stewards as they work to stabilize and beautify vacant lots throughout Larimer. We need extra hands to help us with some particularly overgrown vacant lots that are encroaching on the sidewalk. Help us uncover a safe walking path for pedestrians and pick up debris on site. Please come equipped with sturdy footwear (no open toes), as well as clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. RSVP and learn more by contacting Anna at anna@groundedpgh.org or 412-361-2099 x 6#. Location: 558…

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Free NorthSide Land Lab

Come to the Free Northside Land Lab Hosted at the Colab 18 for a great time! We will dine and have a discussion around advocacy, participatory budgets, and forming peoples assemblies. If you have an idea or a suggestion for your local councilman and women in regards to the "Vacant Land Epidemic" Please RSVP to attend the sessions 412-361-2099.

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