Last night Studio V had the opportunity to attend the first community potluck of the year at the First African Evangel Christian, the church that coincides with the community build project that our studio is undertaking this semester. It was a wonderful dinner that gathered community members, Enough Pie, and Studio V in a very important first group discussion about the Butterfly Book Nook. We were able to meet members of the North Central community to get a further understanding of what they would like to see out of the garden and pavilion. Along with members of the community, we were able to meet and talk with Sally Young the head children’s librarian at the John L. Dart Library across the street and Reverend Dash as well. Both their insights were extremely helpful in furthering a vision for a place that encourages learning, gathering, and growth. It is important for Studio V to strengthen our connection with the North Central community so that we can maximize our impact we have with our design. We look forward as a studio in attending the next potluck in February, while also getting involved in community clean up days that will be scheduled shortly.