Refrigerator Rights reports about being new in the neighborhood. Bought an “outdoor fireplace” and lit it up this spring in his small front yard. Within a little time 21 neighbors had wandered over with beverage in hand, and dog/kid in tow. Repeat a week later to same effect. People crave connection! Folks just need to make an effort to create the time, space and welcoming environment. As the post says… “Build a fire and they will come.”
In this example, communication was easy… people looked out their front windows and saw a party forming and joined in. Other times it’s not so easy. That’s when Front Porch Forum comes in handy… one brief email and dozens of neighbors get the word about your event.
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Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more