Cultivating the Mind and our Community

The word culture comes from the Latin "to till," and we love its roots, so to speak, in agriculture (which means "to till the field"). By Shakespeare's time a newer meaning — cultivation of the mind — had been established, and eventually "culture" encompasses our shared activities as a society.

For The Common Acre, this means performances, art exhibits, lectures, festivals. It means community organizing projects such as Bee City Seattle. Ultimately it means growing a more diverse, healthy, vibrant and lasting community.

What a wonderful harvest we gather together!