In the late Summer of 2012, a group of communityleaders came together in the Outer Sunset, also known as “La Playa”, neighborhood. Comprised of a diverse group of folks such as merchants, neighborhood emergency response team members, neighborhood watch members, environmental and transportation advocates, the group determined that while the neighborhood has seen many improvements over time, there was still a for a stronger sense of community amongst the many diverse communities [...]Read more ›
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The reasons an individual might take a permaculture course varies widely, but one thing most people have in common when coming into this realm is the desire to help in some way. It may be that they want to help with environmental issues or that they want to help build a stronger and more resilient community, or it might be they want to help their immediate family meet their needs [...]Read more ›
Introducing the Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco; Bringing design skills for resilient, healthy life in the city. The NEN is excited to announce a new partnership with the Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco who has provided training in resiliency design and specific techniques and strategies for sustainable living for over 300 residents all over the city for the last 5 years and continues to offer training around town [...]Read more ›
Media is such a huge part of our lives today. You can stream live video of events happening on the other side of the world from your office, watch TV episodes on your iPod as you ride Muni, upload your political perspective and your interpretation of Beyonceâ€™s latest video on youTubeâ€¦ tweet about the meal you just had and break up with your boyfriend via Facebookâ€¦ all on your way [...]Read more ›
Most San Franciscans will probably make it through the next Bay Area earthquake. But will residents stick around afterward or leave permanently, repeating the New Orleans story? In this first part of a presentation on the Disaster Recovery Phase, NEN Director Daniel Homsey explains why the Recovery Phase after a major disaster is so important and the challenge of getting people to think now about this phase. Check back soon [...]Read more ›
Gathering spaces are vital in community-building, but in San Francisco finding somewhere can be tricky. How can groups find spaces and what happens in great community centers? Joseph Smooke, Executive Director of Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, shares his thoughts with NENfm. Episode length: 26:58 Download this episode (right click and save) Show Information Guest: Joseph Smooke Neighborhood: Bernal Heights, San Francisco Related Organization: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center Adam Greenfield Additional [...]Read more ›
As a proud native San Franciscan, I always take the time to ask folks who have visited our great City what was their favorite part of their visit. Of course some mention seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and riding a Cable Car, but consistently they say that our amazing collection of unique neighborhoods was what they’ll always remember. For many of us in the community space, we’re not surprised by [...]Read more ›