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PictureOAM's boutique artisanal market launches 2014
Ocean Air Market (OAM) is a New England-based artisanal market, featuring a curated blend of independent makers, visual & culinary artists, vintage enthusiasts, and select non-profits. 
Ocean Air Market will connect innovative makers with a consumer audience looking for handcrafted, thoughtfully designed gifts, home décor, high-end souvenirs, apparel, accessories, jewelry, bakery items, specialty foods, and more. 10% of the proceeds from vendor fees will go towards a neighboring, non-profit organization whose mission includes 
enriching celebrated local culture. 


Ocean Air Markets, Thomas Whittlesey, Moment Innovation, Graphic Design, M( )MENT, Moment Studio
OAM is currently selecting their next site for 2014, so stay tuned for your chance to float your fine wares or swim in the next wave of salty styles~ http://www.oceanairmarkets.com/ 

M( )MENT consulted on and performed OAM's: branding, business plan development, communications, copywriting, creative services, graphics, illustrations, leadership strategy, logos, marketing, press, public relations, and title.

 
 
Housing Assistance Corporation, Moment Innovation, M( )MENT
Permaculture farming at 'Community Green'
One of M( )MENT’s current projects is with Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) -- a non-profit delivering housing and employment services that help Cape Cod and Islands residents secure homes that are safe, stable and healthy. This 35-year-old agency is presently looking to begin a comprehensive remodeling of their existing service company, while also augmenting it with new social enterprise and several new ‘Green’ programs. 
M( )MENT has been assisting HAC’s Director of Resources & Social Enterprise with developing such programs as well as several other initiatives to optimize their fundamental operations and bring new vision to their plans for expansion. HAC envisions to move from 'Service to Solution', so M( )MENT has identified and consulted on the following target areas to do so:

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'Curio House' in 'Community Green' development.
  • Branding
  • Business Development
  • Environment Design
  • Market Research/Analysis
  • Managerial Structure
  • Operational Analysis
  • Permaculture
  • Service Design
  • Social Enterprise 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Targeted Philanthropy
  • Thought Leadership
Several proposals were generated toward these targets and have been put forward to HAC, which are now being considered for implementation.

 
 
Meeting House Farm, Moment Innovation
Americorps Permaculture Garden Installation
Meeting House Farm is non-profit organization, practicing a variety of permaculture techniques, while also fostering many agricultural, horticultural, and environmental education programs. 

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Bee-keeping Workshop
M( )MENT conducted a private consultation with Founding Director of Meeting House Farm (MHF) regarding: 
  • Branding 
  • Managerial Structure 
  • Marketing  
  • Mission Revision 
  • Operational Structure
  • Program development 
  • Strategic Plan Development
  • Web-presence

 
 
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The Art Farm project fosters creative environmental stewardship between students and local communities. Integrating art and design at all stages of the process, the Art Farm participants plant native trees and vegetation in effort to conserve, remediate, or augment chosen areas of the urban landscape. This project gives students the rare opportunity to extend their creativity beyond academic walls to impact real life environmental issues. Additionally, the Art Farm develops vital partnerships between academic institutions and local environmental and humanitarian organizations, while the entire city benefits from a cleaner, more attractive, and culturally richer environment.
This project is currently under development in the city of Boston, though the model could be applied to any school system and urban environment. 

 
 
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Merita Gardens combines Public Art, Permaculture, & Social Service. Consultation with Operations Manager at Merita Angelic Ministry  - a non-profit dedicated to assisting people in need of housing, clothing, goods, & related services.  
Fruit & vegetable gardens were built with sculptural bamboo armatures on a nearby residential property. The majority of the total harvest was donated to the charity. Perennials that attract natural predators and increase biodiversity were propagated and donated to ministry for distribution as well.  


Moment Innovation, Permaculture
The Public Art aspect of this project generated attention and dialogue about the practice of Permaculture and the local Social Service cause that it was supporting.