Creative Community Builders is a Civic & Social organization facilitating community engagement and creative strategic planning. We are rooted in supporting the development of sustainable communities through creative relationship building, collaborative partnerships and mindful resource connections. We aim to build a network of communities that co-create thriving, sustainable support systems through community-led initiatives, sustainable practices and intentional community building practices.
Creative Community Builders has embarked on a sustainable community development initiative, My Grow Connect, formerly Grow DC 2016 , in response to the growing need for digital community development platforms in redeveloping and rural communities. The following is our approach to developing My Grow Connect. You can view our work most recent feature in the Baltimore Sun.
Our Services & Products
Our work is guided by the seven principles of a healthy, sustainable food system:
Diverse in size and scale, geography, culture and choice
Why You Should Care…
The foundations of a quality life are created by connections shared by people in their communities and the environment around them. Creative Community Builders provides opportunities to build social capital that communities thrive on. Facilitating green space projects and strategizing for new ways to build social capital is your opportunity to connect and contribute to a healthier and inclusive community full of resources and opportunity. Reserve your consultation with us, here.
Our Experience & Strengths…
Authors of Creative Content – Strategic Sustainability & Collaboration Planning
Our strengths are building and conceptualizing collaborative opportunities while supporting the development of sustainable communities. Special interest and expertise include urban agriculture & strategic community engagement.
We are creating a database of growers to build an engagement platform, illustrating the viability of a local sustainable community ecosystem. By matching each grower based on their sustainable reciprocity, we are connecting people based on their individual requests and offerings. This approach aligns with our practice to be economically balanced, transparent and fair.
We will illustrate the geographical connections of each sustainable ecosystem created by our communities. This approach aligns with our practice to be diverse in size and scale, geography, culture and choice. In furtherance of this, we will provide the opportunity for social intersections within our communities, and create a different approach by digitizing communal gardening practices.
We believe that people can co-create a community based food system among individual growers in communities. Together, we can sustain a global food system that is based on bartering and sharing what we have from where we live, work and play. Providing a sustainable community ecosystem allows individuals to grow plants, edibles and/or ornamentals, both beneficial to the environment and supportive in growing a sustainable community food system. This collaboration between nature and neighbors is CCB’s approach to be inclusive of and aligned with the principle of sustainability and resilience.
Our Social Side…
Please reserve your onsite consultation, by emailing Jennifer@mygrowconnect.org
About the Founder
Jennifer Lumpkin has 10 years combined experience as a Public Relations Practitioner, Community Organizer and Grower on the East Coast and Midwestern United States. As a social entrepreneur supporting the development of sustainable communities, Jennifer combines her talents as a natural resource connector with her formal learning as a Certified Master Gardener and Certified Sustainable Community Development Practitioner, to create viable solutions and creative approaches when working in community. Jennifer believes real impact begins with integrative collaborative partnerships and intentional collaboration is the cornerstone of sustainable community development. She strives to build a network of communities that co-create thriving, sustainable support systems through community-led initiatives, sustainable practices and intentional, collaborative network building.
Partnerships & Collaborations: Past and Present