2015 Kingfield Garden Tour (All About the Pollinators!) 07/09/2015

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Garden Tour LogoThe 7th Annual Kingfield Neighborhood Garden Tour, Thursday July 9th, 2015, at 6pm, is a self-guided evening of butterfly and bee-friendly garden exploration.  Walk, bike, or drive, in the rain or sunshine.  This year’s focus is on native plants, and helping to support all of our friendly pollinators.  Gardeners will be on hand for questions and yard tours.

The tour will end with a celebration of how the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden has grown! Refreshments will be served.  Local author Douglas Owens-Pike’s gardening book, “Beautifully Sustainable” will be available for sale by the author himself, and you can even take a tour of the Kingfield Honeybees’ Hives (perhaps you will even see one of the bees you named during our Name That Bee events)!

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased Sunday, July 5 at the Kingfield Farmers Market and at Nicollet Ace Hardware (3805 Nicollet Ave S) from July 5-7.

On the day of the event, tickets will be sold and maps may be picked up at Nicollet Ace Hardware, the start of this year’s tour, from 5:45-6:45 pm.  Be sure to turn in your ticket stub for a drawing to win a beautiful red charcoal grill, donated by Nicollet Ace Hardware!

All proceeds will be donated in direct support for Kingfield Community Gardens.

Home Energy Squad Enhanced at Kingfield Farmers Market on Sunday June 14.

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Center for Energy and Environment will be tabling at the Kingfield Farmers Market on Home Energy Squad visits and home improvement loans. Come to ask your home energy and financing questions, sign up for the upcoming Home Energy 101 workshop, and schedule your Home Energy Squad visit. mncee.org/hes-mpls

The June 16th workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Rec. Center, 4055 Nicollet Avenue S. To register contact Hannah Strong at 612-335-5828 or hstrong@mncee.org. Workshop attendees will learn from experts how to save energy and money at home, including info about home improvement financing. Home Energy Squad Enhanced is offering exclusive features for Minneapolis residents, and attendees can schedule a discounted home visit for $50 (normally a cost of $70) and will get a free energy-saving goody bag. Home Energy Squad Enhanced in Minneapolis is supported in part through an initiative of the Clean Energy Partnership between the City of Minneapolis, CenterPoint Energy, and Xcel Energy. Center for Energy and Environment is the nonprofit that delivers the program’s services.

MPLS Park & Rec Long-term Planning Community Meetings

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You are invited to a special meeting about several Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) projects that focus on long-term park planning. These city-wide initiatives include Closing the Gap: Investing in Our Neighborhood Parks, RecQuest and Service Area Master Plans.

Thu., May 28      11 am – noon     MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis

Or

Mon., June 1      6-7 pm                  MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis

Each meeting will give a brief overview of each initiative and provide you with information about how  community engagement for each project will be combined as often as possible. Read more

2015 Kingfield Rummage Sale Map Now Available 5/14/2015

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Rummage Sale (800x246)We have 47 locations this year, the highest number of sellers since 2005!!!  Click 2015 Kingfield Garage Sale Map for a paper version of the map, or go to this website for an interactive version: http://bit.ly/1e00DVx

See everyone Saturday, May 16th, from 9am-2pm!

2015 Neighborhood Rummage Sale Deadline is Tuesday, May 12 5/12/2015

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Rummage Sale (800x246)It’s Not Too Late!

The deadline for next weekend’s 2015 Kingfield Neighborhood-wide rummage sale is TUESDAY, MAY 12th by 9PM!!!  Let KFNA do the advertising – click here for the registration form: Garage Sale Registration Form 2015

The weather looks perfect for another great weekend!  Need some hints on how to have a successful garage sale?  Check out this article in eHow: http://www.ehow.com/how_2243759_have-successful-garage-sale.html

Start saving your Organic Waste Now…Residential Organics Drop-Off is Coming to MLK Park on May 12th!

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Organizing Workshop Tuesday May 12, 6-7:30 PM

MLK Park Multipurpose room, 4055 Nicollet

(Bring your organic waste with you and leave it on site!)

RSVP your intent to attend to sarah@kingfield.org!

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, is proud to announce the opening of a residential organics drop-off at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. On May 12th, from 6 – 7:30 PM, an educational meeting/workshop will be held at the park for residents to learn more about the drop-off and the citywide organics recycling program. Bring your questions for the city’s recycling coordinator who will be present, and bring your organics, as the new drop-off carts will be on site for the meeting!

Residential organics include all food waste (including food you shouldn’t compost in a backyard bin), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds and filters, cotton swabs, dryer lint, and popsicle sticks. Yard waste and pet waste are not accepted. Residents must drop off their organic materials in a compostable bag (made of paper or certified compostable plastic). Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax-coated boxes do not need to be bagged.

The drop-off will be open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost. For the first several weeks, the drop-off will have designated hours (Tuesdays evenings and Saturday mornings) when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents using the drop-off.

For more information on the MLK Park drop-off or other residential organics drop-offs and the citywide organics recycling program roll-out

Lake Country School’s Annual Plant Sale

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Thursday May 7 & Friday May 8, 8 AM to 6 PM

3755 Pleasant Ave S

You can purchase organically grown, herbicide free annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. Many of the plants are grown by LCS students and staff at the Lake Country Land School. Sale location is in the west parking lot off of Pleasant Avenue.

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