Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thinking Spring cleaning? Why not start gathering items now for the annual Kingfield Neighborhood Community Garage Sale? The event will be held on Saturday, May 17. The more people participating, the bigger the buzz, and the more foot traffic we will generate throughout the neighborhood. Applications are available now, just click on the link below!
Reduced price for a block sale ($25) versus an individual sale ($10) so rally your neighbors to participate too! PLUS…pick-up arranged for all participating sales of un-sold items for donation to the Disabled American Veterans!
Mark the date and start marking those items to sell!
Online registration NOW Open: This Summer, Urban Farming Program for Youth, Volleyball, Archery and other cool programming at King Park such as:
Urban Farming– # 39663
Kids ages 6-16 will learn about urban gardening in this hands-on program utilizing the Mosaic Garden at MLK Park. Dig, plant and care for the vegetables and create your very own feasts from what you grow. Class will be led by an experience 4-H instructor. Class supported by KFNA, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, and MN State Horticultural Society. No cost but need to register online.
Indoor Volleyball Camp– #38947
For youth ages 8-13, held one week in June. Effective teamwork and good sportsmanship will also be emphasized. Campers should wear comfortable clothing for movement, tennis shoes, and knee pads (optional).
Learn the 11 steps to archery success in this exciting new program. Certified instructors will determine student’s dominant eye, teach proper archer form, shot execution, and follow-through. Class will be held indoors following the National Archery in Schools Program regimen taught in over 12,000 schools throughout the country. All participants will qualify for an all parks tournament held August 19th at the Lake Calhoun Archery Range. This program is sponsored by Tips Outdoors Foundation and their partners.
Here is the link to ALL MPRB Summer Activities: Search criteria ‘MLK’, or by activity, or program #.
Saturday, March 22nd, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale
We’re coming up on the last winter market of the year! Join us indoors at Bachman’s on Saturday, March 22nd. You’ll find a variety of local cheeses, meats, canned goods, prepared foods, breakfast / lunch items, and even some fresh produce! Plus – live music, demos, activities for kids, and beer & wine by the glass. It’s your last chance until we open for the outdoor season on May 18th! More details at http://www.kingfieldfarmersmarket.org/
This spring and summer, take a vegetable gardening class! Each session is taught by a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener.
Gardening classes taught in English will be held on five Tuesdays (skipping over April 15) beginning April 1, 6-7:30 PM at MLK Park. Application forms can be found at: http://kingfield.org/green/community-gardens/ or outside the KFNA office door at #101 in the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant, Minneapolis, MN 55409. The deadline for this class has been extended to Friday, March 28.
Gardening classes taught in Spanish will be held at Sabathani Community Garden. This six-part class, held on the second Saturday of the month from April to September, will be translated into Spanish by Kingfield neighbor Marianna Padilla. The class will be held from 9 to 11 AM on April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13. Call 612-547-6910 to register for “In the Garden.”
Friday, March 21 Noon-1 pm (arrive at 11:30 – get lunch and meet your neighbors!)
Butter Bakery Cafe, 3700 Nicollet
Please join us on Friday, March 21, for Lunchtime with Elizabeth. We are excited to welcome representatives from the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy to discuss their work on Race, Climate, and Community Health.
Executive Director Shalini Gupta and Dr. Cecilia Martinez will present their newly developed Environmental Justice Mapping Tool. This tool, as described at www.ceed.org, provides visual comparisons of environmental risks across communities based on race and income and health sensitive populations. The Environmental Justice tool can be used by communities to understand their environmental risks, organize for clean air, land, and water, address environmental health disparities, and build climate resilient neighborhoods.
We will also discuss proposed policy recommendations, such as “Green Zones” and other actions to eliminate racial disparities posed in part by environmental risks. Green Zones, supported by the City of Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC), have been utilized in other cities and states and are a recommended policy initiative of the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan.
Regarding the Friendship Store Co-op planned for 38th street & 3rd avenue
Tuesday, March 18, from 6-8 pm at the Sabathani Community Center gymnasium
(310 E 38th St, 2nd floor).
At this meeting Seward and neighbors will continue to discuss ways in which Seward and the community can work together to build a grocery store that best serves everyone. Seward would like to hear ideas on such topics as how the community classrooms can be used, what products should be on the shelves, and ways in which Seward can incorporate the history of the neighborhood into the design of the store.
The event will be facilitated by Yvonne Cheek, president of the Millennium Consulting Group. The co-op will provide light snacks and beverages. Childcare and Spanish-language translation services will also be available.
Gardeners who are confident and ready to get in the ground—and who want to work on building our network of gardeners and green activities in Kingfield—might want to apply for a Pleasant Garden Plot for 2014. This garden group works together to plan events and educational opportunities to share their love of gardening, and to fundraise to expand gardening opportunities within our community. More information and applications are now available here!
Gardeners who need a little help getting started might want to start with the free Vegetable Gardening Basics 5-Class Course organized by KFNA and led by Hennepin County Master Gardeners at MLK Park, beginning April 1. More information and applications are now available here!
“In the Garden” is also offered this Summer. It is the Second Year KFNA has partnered with Master Gardeners to offer a Gardening Class Series for Spanish Speakers! This six-part class will be led by University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Hennepin County and translated into Spanish by Kingfield neighbor Marianna Padilla. Call 612-547-6910 to register for “In the Garden.” The class will be held from 9 to 11 AM on the second Saturday of the month for six months: April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13 at Sabathani, 310 East 38th Street.