July 15, 2024

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Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project

Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project

Becoming home builders, we at Hammer & Hand invest a lot of our time doing remodels, new houses, and the occasional business TI in Portland and Seattle. Nevertheless we pride ourselves on becoming prime-notch builders and excellent users of our communities, it is not typically that we get to be concerned in a challenge that is built close to the idea of community constructing itself. Functioning on the Alder Commons community kitchen construct-out was a unusual treat for us, and one particular that meant a large amount to quite a few associates of our crew.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit room built to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural local community setting up and own progress. They present a position for self-directed discovering in courses and workshops on a huge variety of matters and for a varied array of peoples. From cooking classes to bookshelf building, artwork courses to homeschool hangouts for kids in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a local community crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-advancement.

Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages local community of self-directed learners. We intention to minimize barriers between youth and grownups of numerous backgrounds by furnishing an accessible and inclusive place for them to share expertise and assets.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons staff approached Hammer & Hand about building their group kitchen space, we had been thrilled for the opportunity to carry their dream to daily life. The undertaking was built by Communitecture, a community architecture business with an eye for creative group areas and a mission for social justice. As common builders with a focus in each design-pushed projects and progressing diversity, fairness, and inclusion inside our personal market, it was a fantastic in shape for Hammer & Hand. We specific our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for picking out Hammer & Hand to create a place that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as home foundation for 16 small, the vast majority-QTBIPOC foods and herbalism enterprises.

Master much more about the mission of Alder Commons and check out out their calendar of activities at aldercommons.org

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