NE Seattle Hunter Farm Gathering Place
NEED: Lacking an outdoor greenspace, the community members of Wedgewood want to create a gathering space for all ages that reflects the vibrant character of NE Seattle. With the generous donation of space by the Hunter Family of Hunter Tree Farm, this already much loved space can now be enjoyed year round. Figuring out how to make a movable gathering place so the Hunters can sell their wonderful trees during the holidays has been the catalyst for ingenuity and one of a kind designs.
SOLUTION: Starting by defining the existing space, edges of the gathering place include the installation of composting walls and organized patterns of plants of different colors and textures. Wooden poles were adorned with birdhouses, lights, colors and objects donated to the project by the community. Benches made with wood and bicycle wheels are the movable seating for a brand new amphitheater.
WHAT’S NEXT: Celebrate this project at the grand opening on Saturday, September 17, 3:30pm. Stay informed about this project by visiting the Wedgwood Community Council’s website.
EVENT GRANT: To celebrate and promote Hunter Farm Gathering Place, three event grants of $400 each will be awarded to support events for the community at this new gathering space. Grant recipients can be individuals or groups and are not required to be a non-profit or community organization. Click here to download the Hunter Farm Gathering Space Event Grant.