A work party is a day when neighbors get together to start a community project. Our community project is to install an ocean friendly garden in a parkway that is at the entrance to our alley. As you can see from the pictures the parkway is in need of some beautification. Not only does it improve the area it bonds neighbors in an investment everyone has a say in. It allows the kids to be a part of creative placemaking and is a prime example of learning to collaborate with people that live next door.
The work party meeting is a time to come together, usually a smaller group that can manifest into the core group, and discuss ideas about the project. During this meeting we discussed the types of plants and layout design of the parkway that we envisioned.