Williston Community Builders is so excited to announce their partnership with another group of passionate people to bring back an outdoor pool to Williston! We have already pledged our 2021 Festival of Trees proceeds to the project, and look forward to reaching our fundraising goal! Check back here soon for more information—Lots of exciting things are ahead!
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Spring 2022 is fast approaching!! We have been hard at work these past few years, developing an ideal location for our community garden! The plot of land is ready for development and the garden shed has been set! This project will be a huge asset to our community and will be a beautiful, serene space for all to enjoy. The garden will be located off of East Broadway, south of the Williston ARC. Stay tuned for more info on the completion of this project in the coming months!
What is a community garden? The American Community Gardening Association defines community garden broadly. A community garden can be urban, suburban, or rural. It can grow flowers, vegetables—or community. It can be one community plot or many individual plots. It can be located at a school, hospital, or in a neighborhood.
Another way of thinking about community gardens are as “community-managed open spaces." These differ from a park or public space where some other entity ultimately decides the purpose of the site and maintains it. Community gardens are where the residents of a community are empowered to design, build, and maintain spaces in the community.
What is the purpose of a community garden? Community gardens are collaborative projects on shared open spaces where participants share in the maintenance and products of the garden, including healthful and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. Results suggest that community gardens were perceived by gardeners to provide numerous health benefits, including improved access to food, improved nutrition, increased physical activity and improved mental health. Community gardens were also seen to promote social health and community cohesion.
Little Free Library is the world’s largest book-sharing movement! Little Free Libraries don't just increase access to books...they create friendlier neighborhoods and expand literary horizons!
They are building community, inspiring readers and expanding book access for all.
Did you know that 3 out of 4 people report that they've read a book they normally would not have read because of a Little Free Library? Or that 73% of people say they've met more neighbors because of a Little Free Library? And 92% of people say their neighborhood feels like a friendlier place because of a Little Free Library! How amazing!!
This project was one of the first projects that Williston Community Builders completed after merging with Williston Friendly Faces. You can find numerous decorated libraries up all over town. Feel free to take a book next time you come across one!
The flagship project of Williston Community Builders is one that is benefiting all of Williston by enhancing the quality of life in the community. Williston Community Builders committed to building a big, beautiful playground that represented the regions two largest economic interests; agriculture and energy development.
While Williston Community Builders took the point position on the project, the desire was to motivate and mobilize others throughout Williston to take an ownership position in making this world-class playground a reality. The playground was a community built project. Volunteers were a big part of the equipment assembly that helped build a sense of community while creating a key asset in Williston.
The playground is located in Davidson Park.
The Splash Pad was the second key asset taken on and completed by the Williston Community Builders. The Splash Pad was opened in October of 2011 and on a beautiful day, nearly 500 children and families came to enjoy the of summer and celebrate the newly finished Splash Pad.
A comprehensive preliminary budget was developed including the playground, splash pad, landscaping, signage, build day activities and certification. The budget was developed with the appropriate vendors and had been discussed with several members of the Williston business community for input and guidance.
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