Tag: world garden commons

Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community Driven Design, by Barbara Brown Wilson published by Island Press

Resilience for All

Community-driven design projects in underserved neighborhoods can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities. A new book by Barbara Brown Wilson, Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design, features the World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park, the pilot site of The Fargo Project…
Read more

June 1, 2018 0
A tree swallow occupies a bird house at World Garden Commons. Image taken by Jack Norland, 2018.

Spring is for the birds

This spring, a couple of geese families took up residence in the World Garden Commons basin in Rabanus Park, made nests and laid eggs. Geese can be quite aggressive when protecting their nests. A goose will fly at, hiss and chase-off any oncoming threat. It’s best to stay away until the eggs hatch. At least…
Read more

May 31, 2018 0
Image Credits: Amu Production for The Fargo Project (2016) Families enjoy Party in the Park activities at World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park. World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is the pilot site of The Fargo Project, in Fargo, North Dakota.

Nature Adventure at World Garden Commons – May 19, 2018

Kids need parks – and parks need kids! For the first time, the Fargo Park District will hold their annual Nature Adventure at World Garden Commons in Rabanus Park. The event is free and open to families of all ages! DAY: May 19, 2018 TIME: 12:00 to 2:00 PM PARK: World Garden Commons in Rabanus…
Read more

March 19, 2018 0

Meet Artist Dwight Michelson

  Dwight Mickelson (b. 1964), is a sculptor, metal-worker and furniture-maker and the artist connecting people and their ideas that shape the World Garden Commons, the stormwater pond at Rabanus Park.  Raised in Hawley, Minnesota, Mickelson has always been interested in the intersections that exist between art and craft, between nature and culture and between…
Read more

January 17, 2018 3
"We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day."

Get Outside

“We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day.” – Henry David Thoreau Our winters, urban environment, and lifestyles drive us to stay indoors. As Thoreau notes and many of us realize, consciously or not, staying in isn’t good for mental health. His remedy: a long walk, even through deep snow, and a…
Read more

January 10, 2018 0
Free events at World Garden Commons in Rabanus Park from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays Rain or shine, the activities are free to attendees and open to the neighbors of World Garden Commons

Reflecting on the Summer Series

The 2017 Summer Series activated World Garden Commons through events and programs focused on culture, art and science. Activities included a mini powwow, water festival, brass concerts, conversations and art projects benefiting bees and people. Summer Series Video: The events were organized by partners deeply involved in the design of the stormwater basin called World…
Read more

November 21, 2017 0

Fargo Featured in Field Guide for Creative Placemaking

  Of the eleven case studies featured in The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks, between the stories of a recreational path in Chicago and an urban wilderness in Huston, is a telling of World Garden Commons, the pilot site of The Fargo Project located at Rabanus Park. The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking…
Read more

October 19, 2017 0

The Fargo Project Research Opportunity

We need your help. Through conversations and interviews, participation in art activities and public events at World Garden Commons, Rabanus Park, many people have contributed to The Fargo Project through community interest and professional association. Some of you have received an email to participate in a survey to determine how people involved in The Fargo Project…
Read more

September 26, 2017 0

World Garden Commons Construction Update Fall 2017

All across Fargo, large stormwater basins temporarily hold water runoff, sometimes for only hours at a time, during heavy rains or snowmelt. These basins are hidden in plain sight to most residents. Many of the basins are uninviting, unadorned, sunken grass lots with limited plant and wildlife diversity. An exception is the World Garden Commons…
Read more

September 20, 2017 0

Sep 24 – World Café at the World Garden Commons

UPDATE:  – Due to storms forecasted for Sunday, September  24 – the event has been moved to the New American Consortium at 15 21st Street S, Fargo from 1:00-4:00 PM.  Share world music, food, and conversation. It’s an afternoon of friendship, food, and conversation (for adults and kids). DAY: September 14, 2017 TIME: 1:00-4:00 PM…
Read more

September 13, 2017 0