The Kingfield Community Garden Group is a project of the nonprofit Kingfield Neighborhood Associationwhose mission is to create a network of gardens and access to fresh food throughout the neighborhood in south Minneapolis. “Community gardens work because people take mutual ownership of a space and are brought together because of it,” says Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Kingfield Neighborhood Association executive director. Read more!
Do you want to know more about how early play=later academic success? Are you grateful for the 30 minutes of recess Barton students get, but alarmed by the fact that most MPS students get HALF this amount of time for recess? Are you wondering what alternatives to test-based assessments exist, and how to advocate for them?
Then please join Barton Open School parent Kori Hennessy this Wednesday, October 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr., park in Minneapolis, 41st and Nicollet. Barton received a grant from a Boston-based group called Defending the Early Years, and is hosting an event to celebrate the idea that early play does lead to later academic success, and should be available for all children. Barton teacher Kristin Sonquist will be part of our panel of early childhood education (Pre K-3) and play experts, and everyone will leave with an action toolkit.
This event is FREE and childcare will be provided.
|Story from the Ward 8, e-newsletter of City Councilmember Elizabeth Glidden.
The Minneapolis City Council has approved new rules for some restaurants that sell alcohol outside of the Downtown area. Until now the city’s rules were antiquated and made it difficult for well-run businesses to meet required alcohol-to-food sales ratios, which the current economy does not support.
Stop by the KFNA Table at the Farmers Market this weekend and find out how you can reduce your waste by participating in a residential organics drop-off! The City’s Division of Solid Waste & Recycling in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is expanding residential organics drop-offs to other areas of the City. Pearl Park and the City’s South Transfer Station and Van Cleve Park (UMN) are already open and drop-offs at Whittier Park, Audubon Park, and Armatage Park will be opening soon!
Get your questions answered on how to set up a collection system in your home, what materials are accepted, how a residential drop-off is different than composting in your backyard, how participating may be able to save you money, and more!
Stop by on Sunday or visit www.minneapolismn.gov/organics for more information!
Free Super Saturdays at InnerCity Tennis, located on the corner of 40th and Nicollet, in Martin Luther King Jr. Park,
This free Super Saturday Program serves children ages 3-17. On average, 300 children and 80 volunteers participate each week.
The 2014-15 Super Saturday Program runs for 24 Saturdays from late September – April. Children ages 3-10 participate from 3:00 – 4:30pm and children ages 11- 18 participate from 4:30 – 6:00pm.
Same day registration for the program is completed at the tennis center, before the program begins. Children can join the program at any time.
For more information on the InnerCity Tennis Saturday Program, visit them on the web here.
Reservations seriously recommended! KFNA usually draws 30-50 people at these bi-annual events, and that only 6 have registered. We need a lot more reservations to make the event sustainable for KFNA and Jason’s pizza truck!
September 22, 6-8 PM at Solomon’s Porch, 100 West 46th Street
Homebasers, plan to join us Monday evening, September 22, 6-8 PM, at Solomon’s Porch, 100 West 46th Street, to mingle, market, and celebrate the success of one of our own, as well as to crack a champagne bottle against the side of the church for inaugural launching of a new Kingfield co-work space! Kingfield neighbor, Jason Montgomery, attended the first Kingfield Homebased event in January 2013, and he received such resounding support for his idea to build a pizza oven truck that he felt both inspired and supported in following his dream. By July 2014, Tru Pizza was launched!
Come share a slice at this special Kingfield Homebased Event; cost for Kingfield folks is $10 per person and $15 for folks from adjoining neighborhoods. Beer and wine available. Register and pay here (scroll down and look on the left-hand side of the page); plus, Join the Facebook event to share with your friends and show them you are going!
At this event you can also tour the Work Lounge, Solomon’s latest business venture to create a community work space to support local homebased professionals.
Questions? Just email email@example.com and let us know you would like to attend and we can register you directly.