GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE HUNTER FARM PROJECT, SEPTEMBER 17TH

Grand Opening Bash – Saturday, September 17th, 3:30PM The Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project will come to a close on Saturday, September 17th when Tully’s Coffee throws an Grand Opening Bash starting at 3:30pm.  The festivities will include a few words from the people at Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center who made this incredible project happen, some music, some food, and lots of free coffee. So mark you calendars and come on out to celebrate the Grand Opening Bash of the Hunter Farm Gathering Place. Tully’s & the Pomegranate Center – Hunter Farms build in Wedgwood from Tully’s Coffee Read More …

Overwhelming Turn Out for the Hunter Farm Community Build

SAVE THE DATE: Tully’s Coffee will be throwing a Grand Opening Bash on Saturday, September 17th at 3:30pm at the site to celebrate.  Yes, there will be coffee amongst other great bash-related things.  More information in the coming days. We knew going into this thing that there were risks.  Applying for a grant to build a gathering place on a private property is risky, even if you have the property owners blessing, is risky business.  Then there’s some inherent difficulties with the Hunter Tree Farm site that further challenged the design and process.  However, perhaps the biggest risk is not Read More …

Emergency HUB planned for Hunter Farms Gathering Place Makes National News

Back on June 11th, the NE Seattle community identified a need which could be accommodated into the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project design.  The need was an Emergency HUB where NE Seattle residents could come to if there was a disaster to communicate with the City as well as share news and supplies.  Unbeknownst to the Wedgwood Community Council, the City’s Department of Neighborhoods was planning on limited the upcoming round of Small & Simple Grants to emergency preparedness, which Bill Dock with the WCC is planning on applying for.  It’s this kind of domino or ripple effect, which King Read More …

A Taste of What's to Come at Hunter's Tree Farm

On Thursday, August 18th, the NE Seattle community will come together and build a gathering place on the Hunter Tree Farm Site.  This project is 1 of 4 projects that will be completed by a grant from Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center.  Last weekend, 1 of these 4 projects was completed in Sumner while another is ongoing in Mercer Island.  To get a “Taste of Community” these projects inspire, watch the following video.  Afterward, if you’re pumped and want to take part in the Hunter Tree Farm Gathering Place COMMUNITY BUILD (August 18th-21st), CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  If you’re Read More …

Plenty of Time and Ways to Donate to the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project

Are you excited about the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project but aren’t super excited about building movable benches, decorating poles, or painting banners amongst other awesome improvements that will be going on?  Not to worry, there are still lots of ways for you to get involved and make the project a success. Here’s just a few ideas: Buy a PERSONALIZED TILE for $35! Or just donate money to the project! Donate food and beverages for the volunteers! The Wedgwood Presbyterian Church’s kitchen is available if you need.  Also, there will be plenty of delicious Tully’s Coffee. Bring your musical prowess Read More …

Even More Progress Being Made on the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project

Last week, we updated you on progress that had begun on the Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project, which included building a prototype wheelbarrow bench and having pieces for 30 bird houses cut out.  Since then, EVEN MORE progress has been made to prepare for the COMMUNITY BUILD between August 18-21 (Have you REGISTERED YET?). On Monday, we had seven 40-foot cedar utility poles delivered to the site.  These poles were cut into 15 foot and 25 foot lengths, which were installed throughout the site as shown on the project design approved by the community on July 13th.  Yesterday, 11 pole Read More …

Tully's Coffee Announce "Taste of Community" Highlighting Hunter Farms

Those of us involved in the Hunter Farm Gathering Place project know just how great this project will be for NE Seattle.  However, this isn’t the only great Gathering Place project that the Pomegranate Center is involved in.  They’ve got 4 projects going on around greater Seattle at the same time through the Gathering Places Grant partnership that they’ve established with Tully’s Coffee.  The four projects include: Hunter Farm Project, NE Seattle Mercer Island Library Discovery Trail, Mercer Island Sumner Main Street Alley Project, Sumner Kirkland 132nd Square Park, Kirkland This innovative partnership between Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center Read More …