2018 Farm 2 Fork Fundraiser

Despite the rain, our 2018 Farm 2 Fork Dinner was another big success. On a rainy Sunday evening in September, 70+ folks gathered inside the Downtown Martinsburg Public Library for the second annual Farm 2 Fork Dinner – a locally-sourced and prepared 4-course dinner. Last year’s 50 seat dinner sold out so fast that we increased the number of tickets…

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with Special Love

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, and it’s hard to fathom that every day, 43 families will hear the word, “your child has cancer.”* Special Love, a nonprofit organization that provides cancer families a community of support, made up of other patients and families who know and understand the trials of the cancer experience, is one of…

Design Thinking and Food

Epicenter Memphis + The Think Tank In June, Laurel and I found ourselves presenting on food and design thinking in the amazing Cooper Young district of Memphis, Tennessee. We were asked to speak about using design thinking to increase opportunity and access to local food and to facilitate a workshop at Epicenter’s kick-off event–The Think Tank. This hands-on weekend was dedicated…

Collaboration by Design, for Community

Martinsburg: our experience Despite being a small town, Martinsburg has a lot going on downtown. Lately, we’ve seen a lot of positive growth. While some businesses have closed their doors, plenty of new businesses have been testing the waters and bringing some much-appreciated culture and energy with them. It’s certainly not perfect… we get it – we see it too….

Development Authority of Berkeley County

I’m sure you’ve noticed we’re pretty fond of where we live. What’s not to love about the beautiful landscapes, evolving demographics, and rapidly growing economy nestled in the tri-state area? Between the Farmers Market and other local and community projects (such as What’s Next WV Berkeley County and Promise Neighborhood Initiative) and boards we work with, we love being an active part…