Inn Street Artisan Market

and Merchant Community Garden;


An idea whose time has come...



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Dear Friend,



      You are receiving this email because you are on the mailing list for the Spirit of Newburyport, or you have requested information regarding the vision for an Artisan Market for Inn Street.


      A sustainable creative economic movement that developed in SoHo Boston and Cambridge is now spreading to Salem and Beverly and the northshore. These projects beg the question; "It is time for these plans to be extended, enhanced and implemented into a Newburyport Artisan Market and community Garden within the proposed area of Inn Street? With the plans now being publicly revealed for the waterfront and frog pond, Inn Street should be the next 'jewel in the crown' to be added.


Here's the Vision…


      Last month, Art Throb published an extensive interview with Salem's Mayor, Kim Driscoll, that outlines the plans for an urban renewal and master art plan for downtown Salem, including the area of 'Artist Row' and the pedestrian walkway (similar to Inn Street). These plans have been in the works since 2010. Over $100,000.00 in grants from the National Endowment of the Arts (plus other sources) has now been received for both Salem and Beverly (via Monserrat college of Art) for implementing such plans immediately.


      The following are a collection of internet links that are now being assembled for local dissemination in Newburyport to serve as precedent. A foundation and blueprint to draw from in order to draft a formal proposal for Inn Street, Newburyport.


      If you have any interest in this project please forward the information to pertinent sources or contact one of the listed sources for informational exchange or direct personal participation in one of the upcoming meetings and or presentations that are currently being planned regarding this project.



For full articles please click on the following links;


Art Throb's August Publication;


Salem Urban Renewal;

Project slated for 2013 completion including major art plan implementation to downtown and pedestrian walkway.



Salem News;




Montserart and Beverly receive funds for similar projects;






Greater Newburyport receives $20K in Cultural Council grants





What is a Perma-Garden?


“Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening.”

- Graham Bell, from Permaculture – A Beginner’s Guide


"Permaculture is not organic gardening, and I am not a gardener. What I am is a permaculture practitioner who uses organic gardening, and many other tools, to design systems that work to water, feed, warm, house, and provide community, not to mention: make a garden."


So if permaculture isn’t just gardening, then what is it?


Permaculture is not the rain that falls, nor the roof that collects it or the catchment systems that stores it. Permaculture design is the relationship between these things. Permaculture is the match maker, creating passionate love affairs between rain and plants, humans and animals, and ultimately achieving systems that produce enough natural resources to provide for their own maintenance and reproduction.


Small scale demonstrational model of a combined floral, herbal and edible food garden.



Vital Link between Ecology and Economics


Ecological And Economic Reality — The Relationship Between Ecology And Economics http://www.countercurrents.org/clugston230811.htm


Sustainable Economics




Special Presentation;


Spirit of Newburyport

Plum Island Exhibit

Parker River Wildlife Refuge Center

6 Plum Island Turnpike

Newburyport, Mass.


(978) 465-5753


Exhibit Dates;

November 1 - 30th, 2012


Opening Exhibit presentation on ecology and economics, including a speaker panel for open discussion, questions and answers. Stay tuned for more details.


Exhibit features a complete new line of Plum Island series of images by Jon-William Brown of the Spirit of Newburyport, including the Great Salt Marsh, the Island Beaches, Sandy Point, the Basin and more. For complete information, stay tuned to the Spirit of Newburyport; www.spiritofnewburyport.com


ALSO; A public presentation Diorama (scaled 3-d Model) depiction of the Inn Street 'Burning Tea' Artisans Market and Garden concept in Newburyport.


Please contact the gallery for more information.



Proposal Notes to be expanded on;:


Inn Street ('Burning Tea' (Historical reference to the ‘reek of the burning teas’ in Market Square) Artisan Market and Perma Gardens)


Artisans Market


* Comprised of 6-8 Artisan Carts, Kiosk or Bull Carts


* High End, Demonstratable Artisans




Merchant and Community based

Perma Garden Concept;


* Utilization of Catwalk and Brick area for perma-cultured based flower, herb, medicinal and edible gardens, sponsored by local community and merchant participation.


Together creating an VITAL ecological and economic community oriented re-vitalization and destination point for downtown Newburyport.


For more information, Please contact;


Jon-William Brown

Spirit of Newburyport Studio

10 Prince Place - Studio 101

Newburyport, Ma 01950



Studio; 978-255-2536

Cell; 978-417-1987


"Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. "


Henry David Thoreau



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