Cohousing group reaches out with free craft activities for kids
The teachers and arts-lovers who belong to the Green Grove Co-Housing Community are hoping pine-cone bird feeders and other holiday crafts will help attract attention and possible residents to their developing community.
From 3 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 4, the six current co-housing members will host a booth featuring eco-friendly holiday craft activities at the Harvey Clarke
Elementary School Holiday Bazaar, 2516 B St.
Its the groups second awareness-raising event the first being a multi-square creation at Septembers Chalk Art Festival. The members chalk depiction of their planned cohousing community drew lots of comments and questions from people passing by, both acquaintances and total strangers, said Linda Taylor, a Forest Grove librarian and Green Grove co-founder.
The Harvey Clarke Bazaar which will also feature a childrens store and book fair; local artisans and businesses; photos with Santa; and dinner (for purchase) seemed like the perfect place for the groups next outreach effort.
Thats our local school, said Taylor. We just thought it was a great way to reach people with young kids.
Located on Thatcher Road, the cohousing community is designed to be both intergenerational and sustainable and Fridays craft activities will reflect that. In addition to creating pine-cone bird feeders, children will be able to recycle old Christmas cards, sheet music and other materials into holiday jewelry, garlands, banners, gift boxes, cards and evergreen ornaments.