This collaboration began in 1993 when the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Tribal Council created and incorporated Pojoaque Pueblo Construction Services Corporation to generate new revenues for, and to oversee the construction and maintenance of the Poeh Center. Until then, the Center’s programs, including its Museum, were offered in venues throughout the eight northern Pueblos, which restricted access to these programs. The profits from PPCSC’s initial projects were used to complete Phase I of the Center in 1996. This is a 7,560 square foot facility, which houses Poeh Arts’ classrooms, studios and workshops. In late 1999, PPCSC completed construction of Phase II: an 18,966 square foot structure that houses the Center’s administrative offices and will host its new 10,000 square foot Poeh Museum, scheduled to open in fall 2002. In keeping with the Poeh Center’s aim of intergenerational teaching of traditional Pueblo arts, Pojoaque Pueblo Construction Services Corporation has incorporated training programs in the time-honored construction methods into the building of the Poeh Center through the State of New Mexico’s Youth Conservation Corps Program. This complements the Center’s training programs and internships in arts and museum administration and curatorial professions for young Pojoaque Pueblo Tribal members.
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Flowering TreePermaculture Institute
Flowering TreeAbout:A non-profit organization working with the concepts of Permaculture. Theinstitute was created in 1987 at Santa Clara Pueblo. There the foundingmembers (Roxanne Swentzell, Rina Swentzell and Rose Simpson) beganteaching classes on different techniques and methods of a healthy lifestyle.
Flowering TreeClasses currently taught:•how to farm and garden in the high desert climate with low water use•how to understand micro-climates•how composting and seed saving are part of growing sustainability•animal husbandry (how to take care of turkeys, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep,fish and even bees)•how to butcher, store and cook meat•how to shear sheep, spin wool, and weave•how to milk, make cheese•how to harvest honey•how to create ecosystems of ponds with fish and plants•how to implement green building techniques (adobe construction, mudplastering, straw-bale construction, solar energy, water catchments, etc.)
Guachupangue and Santa ClaraGuachupangue, New Mexico Santa Clara Pueblo, New MexicoElevation: 5646 ft Elevation: 5607 ft2000 Population: 9164 2000 Population: 980
Flowering Tree Guachupangue, New Mexico Guachupangue, New MexicoWhat is Flowering Trees problem?-restricted space -disruption due to ceremonial practices -headquarters operates as home/business-unstructured operations -artist in residence -community involvement -economic income-lack of labor
RiverzEdge Arts Project68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI
RiverzEdge Arts ProjectMission Statement:RiverzEdge creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth andtheir communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance.
RiverzEdge Arts ProjectAbout:•a social enterprise that provides talented, underserved teens in Rhode Islandhands-on work experience in graphic design, digital photography, screen-printing and visual arts•works together to deliver all the marketing services of a design firm•all profits go directly to the arts and business programs offered•teen participants receive daily education and practice creating work for clients•participants are paid stipends for their work which in turn provide them with a"leg up" and out of poverty
RiverzEdge Arts Project RiverzEdge Arts ProjectServices Provided:-ScreenWorks-DigitalWorks-ClassWorks-GreenWorks-ArtWorks-Mobile Studio
Plant with Purpose4903 Morena Blvd. Suite 1215 San Diego, CA4903 Morena Blvd. Suite 1215 San Diego, CA
Plant with PurposeMission Statement:Plant With Purpose is breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and deforestation bytransforming it into a victorious cycle of environmental restoration, economicempowerment, and spiritual renewal.
Plant with PurposeAbout:•Focusing on holistic solutions to poverty•Has been restoring lives of the rural poor for over 25 years by: -planting trees which create economic opportunity -implementing sustainable agriculture programs-creating cash for work programs that teach skills that will jumpstart new local businessesThree part environmental, economic and spiritual approach to sustainabledevelopment transforms the communities and people we work with in thefollowing ways:Improve Quality of Life (health, education, gender equality and economic security)Restore Relationships (family, people/environment, people)Ensure Self Sufficiency by: -Learning to farm in ways that protect the land=Ensures long-term prosperity -Communities continue to thrive long after PWP has left
Poeh Center 78 Cities of Gold Rd. Santa Fe, NM78 Cities of Gold Rd. Santa Fe, NM
Poeh CenterMission Statement:Tewa is the traditional language and culture of six of New Mexicos eightnorthern Pueblos. In Tewa, "Poeh" means pathway. The Poeh Center is a livingpathway where tradition travels between the past and the present and leadsinto the future, ensuring further creativity. In this role, the Poeh Centerembodies the essence of what it means to be Tewa--to be Pueblo--in a contextof cultural continuity.
Poeh CenterAbout:•established in 1988•first permanent tribally owned and operated mechanism for culturalpreservation•emphasizes arts and cultures of all Pueblo people by teaching the arts,collecting great works of art and promoting public understanding of and respectfor Pueblo history and culture.
Poeh CenterServices Provided:•a vehicle for Pueblo artistic expression and both Native American and publiceducation•training programs in time honored construction methods•widely recognized for its traditional Pueblo architecture and buildingtechniques (collaboration between two programs of the Pueblo of Pojoaque:the nonprofit Poeh Cultural Center and the for-profit Pojoaque PuebloConstruction Services Corporation)
Flowering Tree Guachupangue, New Mexico Guachupangue, New MexicoHow are we re-working it?-implementing a youth workforce developmentprogram-proposing an adaptive re-use of structure onsecondary site-restructuring workshops-relocating field plots to more accessible secondarysite
Moving ForwardLarger economicinfrastructure:-mobile studio-design/build services-certification in permaculture/sustainable program-pea patch