Prairie Hill was a happening place last Sunday, with cars backed up on Miller Avenue from both directions! We had a cheerful and interested crowd going through all the buildings here and on up to the garden. Our best count on visitors is more than 350, for that many plates were used, and some folks didn't even get to eat since the food ran out! We were excited and gratified at the turnout.
We offered three different kinds of tours: a site tour explaining the outdoor sustainability features, a tour focusing on community, and one on green building practices used here. Above is Annie Tucker leading the community tour.
The kids room was a popular spot for children of all ages. Above is Donna Rupp captivating a couple.
And there were even younger folks.
There was music too. This picture shows our living room full of singers.
The Yahoo Drummers livened the upper site all afternoon on the porch of the stacked flat.
And there was food! Lots of it.
Some of the food came from the Prairie Hill Garden.
All in all, we're really pleased with this first open house. We learned a lot, and plan to offer open houses on a less grand scale frequently now. Our first Information Meeting of the month will be this coming Saturday afternoon (August 4) at 1:00, and will be followed by a tour of the site. Spread the word!