[Fosc] [Austin Square Park] Introduction and Saturday, 11/01, Workday

J. K. Fowler jkfowler at nomadicsojourns.com
Sun Nov 2 17:27:45 PST 2014


Happy Sunday FOSC Crew,

Yesterday's first cleanup at Austin Square Park
<https://www.google.com/maps?espv=2&biw=1278&bih=646&q=austin+square+park,+oakland,+ca&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.78677474,d.cGE&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=NNlWVM2oLITtiQLLqYDoAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ>
was a huge success, so a *very big thank you* to everyone that was able to
come out and help us dig in for the first time!

We had a showing of over 20 volunteers, and we were able to prep much of
the area for the large bin that has been donated by the City of Oakland (
​it is ​
supposed to be delivered in time for our December 6 workday).

If you are on Facebook, please "Like" our
​Austin Square Park ​
Facebook page,
​and check out a number of before and after photos from Saturday's event.
Our Facebook page can be found
 at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Square-Park/1540922082787737

Thank you again to everyone that came out! We look forward to welcoming
everyone that can make it out to our December 6 workday, which will include
a mural painting, an insect table, and a continuance of the general
cleanup.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

​Best,

J. K. Fowler
Founding Editor, *nomadic sojourns creative collective*
Member, PEN American Center (www.pen.org)
Website: www.nomadicsojourns.com
On Facebook: Here
<https://www.facebook.com/NomadicSojournsCreativeCollective>
On Twitter: Here <http://twitter.com/#!/NomadicSojourns>
(C) (001) 347.844.0481 (US)
(C) +027 (0)76 705 0915 (South Africa)
(E) jkfowler at nomadicsojourns.com
​


On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM, J. K. Fowler <jkfowler at nomadicsojourns.com
> wrote:

> Greetings FOSC family!
>
> I wanted to quickly introduce myself, as I am a newcomer to FOSC (and
> Oakland, for that matter) and have recently adopted a site at Austin Street
> and East 22nd Street, which we are calling Austin Square Park
> <https://www.google.com/maps?espv=2&q=austin+square+park,+oakland,+ca&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.77880786,d.aWw&ion=1&biw=1256&bih=603&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=pNNPVI3HNYOiyQTquoG4BA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ>.
> I am the founding and managing editor of nomadic sojourns creative
> collective <http://www.nomadicsojourns.com>, a 501(c)(3) literary and
> arts non-profit with bases in Brooklyn, NY, and Oakland, CA. Our non-profit
> space is actually just around the corner from Austin Square Park at 2926
> Foothill Blvd
> <https://www.google.com/maps/place/nomadic+sojourns+creative+collective/@37.785818,-122.224199,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x808f86f9bd9739ab:0xbff50ff5b56c10e5!2sAustin+Square+Park,+East+22nd+Street+and+Austin+Street,+Oakland,+CA+94601!3b1!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xead92d190352818c> and
> will serve as a nice base during our workdays in the park. With regard to
> Austin Square Park, we hope to clear out the eucalyptus duff (of which
> there is a ton), remove the ivy, and replant the area with California
> natives. Multiple murals are also in the works for a few of the main walls
> in the park.
>
> *Call for Volunteers!*
>
> ​On that note, we are hosting our first-ever clean-up/workday
> this
> *Saturday, 11/01, from 1–3:00 p.m.​,​ at Austin Square Park*.
> ​ Please c
> ome help us clear brush, remove invasive species, and plant California
> natives along accessible banks of Sausal Creek on Austin Street and East
> 22nd Street. Tools, refuse/green bags, waivers, and vests provided. Please
> RSVP
> ​ by simply responding to this email.
>
> ​We will be hosting a clean-up/workday on the* first Saturday of every
> month from 1–3:00 p.m.*​, so if you can't make this one, please come out
> to the *next one, which is on December 6*. Our December workday is
> already turning out to be quite an event: We have multiple youth groups
> connected to the Unity Council coming out, a muralist being flown in from
> Des Moines who will be painting the main wall along the creek with the
> kids, and insect and medicinal plant specialists that will be teaching the
> kids about the life to be found in the Sausal Creek watershed. It should be
> a ton of fun, so we hope to see you at that event as well!
>
>
> ​You can see the ​
> FOSC calendar listing
> ​ here​
> : http://www.sausalcreek.org/#!event-calendar/c190e
>
> ​Please f​
> ollow us on our new Twitter account: @austinsqpark
> <https://twitter.com/austinsqpark>
> OR "like us" on our new​ Facebook account:
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Square-Park
>
> ​Nice to e-meet all of you, and we hope to see you at our upcoming monthly
> workdays!​
>
> Best,
>
> J. K. Fowler
> Founding Editor, *nomadic sojourns creative collective*
> Member, PEN American Center (www.pen.org)
> Website: www.nomadicsojourns.com
> On Facebook: Here
> <https://www.facebook.com/NomadicSojournsCreativeCollective>
> On Twitter: Here <http://twitter.com/#!/NomadicSojourns>
> (C) (001) 347.844.0481 (US)
> (C) +027 (0)76 705 0915 (South Africa)
> (E) jkfowler at nomadicsojourns.com
>
>
>
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