Blackwood’s concept–a place in the country just outside of Waller. It has been part of Houston’s environmental framework for a long time–long enough so that its long list of sustainability projects makes Blackwood a “go to” destination for learning and a sense of the natural system. Events are happening throughout the year, so give a listen and learn about just a few of them.
These two volunteers, joined by Spring Branch art teacher, Rebekah Tee, bring us the story of a wonderful teacher, traveler and art collector who used the art in teaching her students about cultures all over the world–and that work led to the museum today, the AYAM at the Westchester Academy. The museum is a treasured resource for Spring Branch ISD, but it’s open to everyone on the first Saturday of the month, and for special programs and events like HEArt, the artists’ show and auction coming up on October 20 (social media # AYAMHEART).
Dan Phillips is an icon in many worlds. He builds small homes in Huntsville that incorporate his ideas, art, space, builder apprenticeship and many other things. Download this discussion–it’s a pretty good sum up of Dan (if we do say so ourselves), listen to it again, and at the same time go to the photos on Phoenix Commotion and take a tour of his work–a Dan Phillips immersion.
Jim comes in to talk about the future. And, if we want the future that come close to our vision, we have to give a little and talk to the “other side”. This leads to a discussion of how far we have come, and how the “other side” has done a great deal to help. Just gotta’ keep up the pressure–on all of us. Oh, and there are some new poems.
Harris County’s 2.5 billion dollar bond has passed, now what? Karen and Jonathan talk about how projects will proceed now that the vote is in–many were well along in the planning, engineering and permitting stages. They discuss the things they learned at the 23 public input meetings–there will be additional public meetings as the projects move forward. We also talk about how we can stay informed–about the projects and also how Harris County Flood Control functions as a source of information that we need to know well before the next storm (that comes with a flood).