Community collaboration in Ishpeming

Survey data will help with city planning commission’s master plan

MARQUETTE — Partridge Creek Farms and the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development agency, along with the city of Ishpeming, are working together to survey Ishpeming residents regarding food security.

CUPPAD is working with the Ishpeming Planning Commission regarding its master plan. According to the Partridge Creek Farms director of programs and partnership, May Tsupros, the information from the survey will be useful for the master plan as well as being a great opportunity for the organizations to collaborate.

Partridge Creek Farms will share the information with others in a series of community meetings to be held throughout October.

The four community voice sessions will include a gallery walk with multiple stations of information and ideas with the opportunity for feedback, Tsupros said

“One of the stations will be collecting community skills … so we can really understand what the community is into beyond what we are doing,” she said. “Can we find ways to uplift those skills and make them a part of it (our plan)?”

Meetings will be held:

≤ Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m., virtually

≤ Tuesday, Oct.12, at 6 p.m., Ishpeming High School (free child care)

≤ Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center

≤ Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m., Ishpeming Carnegie Library

Partridge Creek Farms will detail its biggest project yet. An estimated $2.5 million intergenerational garden and learning center covering 6.02 acres along Cleveland Street in the downtown area is planned. A spring groundbreaking is eyed.

To fill out the survey, visit https://bit.ly/Ishvoice.

Katie Segula can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242. Her email address is ksegula@miningjournal.net.


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