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Building A Community: Mike's Story

Building a Community: Mike’s Story

By harvardparkdigital | January 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Dave and I and our board of directors are in the early stages of creating a community, a neighborhood where older adults, young families, and those with mild…

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Looking for Land

By Thelma Kidd | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Sweetgrass Core Group was encouraged by our consultant, David Berto, to establish a checklist of criteria for our land search. Seemed like it would…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Family Support Program Available

By Asia Corder | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

My name is Asia Corder and I work with The Arc of Davidson County and Greater Nashville as the Traumatic Brain Injury Family Support Coordinator….

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Sweetgrass Community Moving Forward

By Dave Walton | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Sweetgrass Community took a significant step forward with two days of project planning on September 21 and 22. Up until now we knew what…

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So, What is Sweetgrass?

By Mary Kay Walton | September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sweetgrass is a sacred plant to Native Americans. Its scientific name is Hierochloe adorata, meaning the fragrant, holy grass. In the Cherokee language, wiingaashk, it…

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Sweetgrass Community Creates Website

By Mary Kay Walton | August 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Sweetgrass website launched at the end of August, 2017. We board members had to dig deep and think about every aspect of the project….

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Board Members Visit Community on Bainbridge Island

By Mary Kay Walton | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Board Members Visit Community on Bainbridge Island Sweetgrass board members traveled to Seattle in August and visited Winslow Cohousing Community on Bainbridge Island. The community…

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Baby Boomers and Other Residents

By Mary Kay Walton | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our community is like a three-legged stool. It takes all three legs (seniors, young people and those with mild disabilities) to make the stool, and…

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Dirt Makes You Happy

By Mary Kay Walton | August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent research has shown that having one’s hands in the dirt increases feelings of happiness. The gardeners among us knew that already! Seriously, research has…

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What’s an Agrihood?

By Mary Kay Walton | August 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thanks to Ross Chapin Architects for allowing the use of photos depicting communities and houses designed by their company.  These photos communicate the vision of…

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