Anne Q's blog
In the Upper Minnesota River Valley, folks have been gathering to talk about what they want to see happen in their area. Several listening sessions have been held to ask, "What can we do together that makes life more sustainable here?"
Art, art, art. It keeps coming up. Celebrate the people and place and generate more life and action down on Main Street, along the river and in the countryside.
These listening sessions use what's called Open Space technology, which in essence means everyday people suggest projects and topics of interest and other participants who want to explore that idea and collaborate, join in. From there, things happen. And these people get it done. Momentum grows.
In Granite Falls, the sixth graders from Bert Raney Elementary School identified that they wanted to build art bike racks and encourage folks to bike around town and down to Prentice Street for some popcorn.