October 5, 2022

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Alder Commons: An Uncommon Project

Becoming home builders, we at Hammer & Hand spend a great deal of our time carrying out remodels, new properties, and the occasional industrial TI in Portland and Seattle. Although we delight ourselves on getting leading-notch builders and excellent associates of our communities, it’s not frequently that we get to be concerned in a job that is created about the principle of group developing by itself. Performing on the Alder Commons community kitchen area build-out was a rare deal with for us, and one particular that meant a large amount to quite a few associates of our workforce.

For the uninitiated, Alder Commons is a nonprofit place intended to facilitate multigenerational, multicultural group developing and particular growth. They present a spot for self-directed learning in classes and workshops on a broad range of topics and for a assorted array of peoples. From cooking courses to bookshelf building, artwork programs to homeschool hangouts for young ones 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 neighborhood of self-directed learners. We aim to lower limitations amongst youth and grown ups of various backgrounds by furnishing an accessible and inclusive place for them to share understanding and methods.” (source: Alder Commons | Philosophy)

When the Alder Commons team approached Hammer & Hand about setting up their local community kitchen area room, we were thrilled for the opportunity to deliver their desire to daily life. The project was designed by Communitecture, a community architecture company with an eye for creative neighborhood spaces and a mission for social justice. As standard builders with a concentration in both of those design and style-driven initiatives and progressing range, fairness, and inclusion within our own field, it was a fantastic in shape for Hammer & Hand. We categorical our heartfelt gratitude to Alder Commons for deciding upon Hammer & Hand to establish a area that is now a commissary kitchen area serving as household foundation for 16 smaller, bulk-QTBIPOC food and herbalism enterprises.

Learn a lot more about the mission of Alder Commons and test out their calendar of events at aldercommons.org

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