fertile_ground_logoMission Statement: The Commons @ Fertile Ground’s mission is to demonstrate urban sustainability in a beautiful, historic site.We provide opportunities for education and connection in a natural environment. By emphasizing locally available expertise and materials, we strengthen, inspire and inform our community.

The Commons @ Fertile Ground exists to provide the community with a demonstration site for sustainable technology and opportunities for creation, education and celebration. As a demonstration site, many applications are already in place. Models exist for organic gardening, composting, decorating and remodeling with recycled materials, providing resources for wellness, entrepreneurship and activism. Our facility is used by people teaching classes, groups having retreats and potlucks, families having celebrations, non-profits raising funds at pizza parties, and neighbors who need some quiet place to relax or leave their compost. These services are offered to the community at little or no cost.

The basement has been converted into an art studio where classes are held for arts and crafts: pottery making, paper making, crafting with bamboo and other natural items. We've added a neighborhood compost facility and worm bins. Our collection of books and educational materials has been organized into a lending library. We are regularly accepting interns from The Evergreen State College to learn about urban sustainability.

Links to Additional Information

Project Leader Biographies
The Commons @ Fertile Ground's web site

Contact Information

Gail Di Marzo, Executive Director
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Karen Nelson, Founder
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311 9th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-352-2428
Web site: http://fertileground.org/community