Getting residence builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a whole lot of our time carrying out remodels, new properties, and the occasional professional TI in Portland and Seattle. Though we satisfaction ourselves on being top rated-notch builders and great customers of our communities, it’s not normally that we get to be concerned in a job that is intended all over the principle of community constructing itself. Doing work on the Alder Commons group kitchen area construct-out was a rare handle for us, and one particular that intended a lot to a lot of associates of our group.
For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit place built to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural neighborhood building and personal development. They provide a location for self-directed discovering in classes and workshops on a huge variety of subject areas and for a assorted array of peoples. From cooking classes to bookshelf setting up, art courses to homeschool hangouts for kids in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, Alder Commons serves as a community crossroad for intersectional cultural appreciation and self-enhancement.
“Our mission is to cultivate an equitable, all-ages group of self-directed learners. We intention to decrease limitations among youth and grownups of varied backgrounds by furnishing an accessible and inclusive place for them to share awareness and methods.” (supply: Alder Commons | Philosophy)
When the Alder Commons group approached Hammer & Hand about developing their neighborhood kitchen area area, we have been thrilled for the opportunity to provide their dream to life. The challenge was intended by Communitecture, a community architecture company with an eye for resourceful community areas and a mission for social justice. As regular builders with a emphasis in equally structure-pushed projects and progressing variety, equity, and inclusion within our personal sector, it was a excellent fit for Hammer & Hand. We categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for choosing Hammer & Hand to establish a room that is now a commissary kitchen serving as home foundation for 16 small, the vast majority-QTBIPOC foodstuff and herbalism businesses.
Master extra about the mission of Alder Commons and check out their calendar of gatherings at aldercommons.org
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