The City of Minneapolis is seeking public input into the priorities and programs that make up the city’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The current SWMP was most recently updated and approved by the MPCA in September 2014 and can be found at the following link:
Nothing is quite as satisfying as planting seeds and seeing nature’s blessings emerge through the soil – except possibly eating the harvest!
For people who like to garden but don’t have much space of their own, the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden is the perfect solution!
Applications for the 2017 available plots are now available: 2017 Skill Inventory and Interest Survey and Community Garden Application 2017. Both forms are due to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Office (in the Center for Performing Arts) by NOON ON MONDAY APRIL 3, 2017.
Members of the Garden are required to perform service in common areas as well as maintain their plot. Members also host fun events and activities including the annual Kingfield Community Garden Tour every July.
Also please make sure you are signed up for the weekly KFNA e-news on the left-hand side of our homepage so that you won’t miss any announcements regarding garden tours and future garden plot applications, including potential new garden sites within the neighborhood!
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And many thanks to all of the neighbors and gardeners that help make the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden such a wonderful and nurturing place. A special thank you to Garden Site Designer, Marnie Peichel.
This fall solar power projects are expected to be installed at three Minneapolis parks: Webber Park, East Phillips Park and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Another solar project is planned at Lake Nokomis Main Beach, but the schedule and final details are still being worked out. Some preparatory site work may take place in the fall, but the majority of work at Lake Nokomis will likely occur in the spring/early summer 2017.
The solar projects are the result of a $969,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund and $150,000 contribution from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Renewable Development Fund. The project’s first (and largest) solar installation is already operating at Parade Ice Garden. Please read a June 2016 news release for more information about the Parade solar installation.
East Phillips Park
Location: Roof of East Phillips Community and Cultural Center
Size: 21 panels, 7 kW
Estimated annual production: 8,442 kW
Estimated percentage of annual park energy use supplied: 6.8%
Lake Nokomis Park
Location: Roof of new shade structure at Lake Nokomis Main Beach
Size: 18 panels, 7 kW
Estimated annual production: 8,856 kW
Estimated percentage of annual beach energy use supplied: 10.9%
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
Location: Roof of multipurpose room
Size: 20 panels, 6.7kW
Estimated annual production: 8,040 kW
Estimated percentage of annual park energy use supplied: 4.8%
Location: Roof of Webber Natural Swimming Pool pump house
Size: 16 panels, 4.56 kW
Estimated annual production: 5,472 kW
Estimated percentage of annual pool energy use supplied: 3.7%