UMASS Dartmouth Partnership
Dan Borelli, member of ACAC and creator of the Ashland Healing Garden gave a talk hosted by Whitewall and Lexus on 'Art Transforming Communities' at the Faena Screening Room in Miami in early December.
He has also partnered with UMASS Dartmouth to create a curriculum for Ashland Public Schools regarding the history of Nyanza, the impact on the town of Ashland, and the Healing Garden. He will be working with Cathy Smilan, Ed.D. Professor and MAE Graduate Program Director. He will partner with her Fall 2018 course Community Partnership to create lesson plans.
Senator Karen Spilka
On October 18, 2017 Senator Karen Spilka joined our ACAC Meeting to hear about our efforts in cleaning up the Nyanza site. She attended the Walking Tour, led by Dan Borelli, and was impressed with our progress and future plans for making sure the site was fully remediated. We are pleased to announce that Senator Spilka has agreed to match any donations up to $1000 in order to help with the restoration and maintenance of The Healing Garden. Information on how you can donate to this cause will be coming shortly.