Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Armatage Neighborhood Association are proud to announce the opening of residential organics drop-offs at Armatage Park.  The drop-off will be open beginning on Tuesday October 14, 2014 and operating Tuesdays and Saturdays as follows:

  • Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Residential organics include all food waste (including food items that you should not compost in a backyard bin such as meat, bones and dairy), food-soiled and non-recyclable paper, and other compostable materials such as coffee grounds, 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 (either paper or certified compostable plastic).  Larger items such as pizza boxes and wax coated boxes do not need to be bagged.

The drop-off is open to all Minneapolis residents at no cost.  For the first six weeks to two months, the drop-off will have the following designated delivery times when volunteers will be on site to answer questions, train new participants, and gather some information from residents that will be used to help craft the message for the future city-wide organics collection program. If you want to serve as a volunteer,  contact Kellie Kish at

Kellie Kish │ Recycling Coordinator │ City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste & Recycling

Office: 612.673.3536 │ Email: kellie.kish@minneapolismn.gov

For more information on what can, and cannot be composted vista the City’s organics webpages for more information on all of the Residential Organics Drop-Offs in the City:www.minneapolismn.gov/organics

There’s still time (before the snow flies!) to join the new Kingfield Block Walkers for exercise, camaraderie, and to be additional eyes and ears on our blocks! Groups are being formed to start walking this month at both evening and daytime hours.

E-mail Cheryl@kingfield.org to become part of this fun new group or simply join us for the first walk on Tuesday Oct. 7 at 9:30 AM at Butter Bakery Cafe, 3700 Nicollet Ave. S.  Ask for the Kingfield Walker discount when you order your warm-up coffee to go!

PS– If you are a Kingfield Home-based worker, stop into Butter at 8:30 AM on Tuesday to meet others from the neighborhood that work from home!

The Kingfield Home-Based Professionals are excited to announce a monthly rotating gathering at a Kingfield café! Much like our Third Week of the Month Happy Hour gatherings (which will continue), there’s no formal agenda–just a fun, casual gathering of professionals who work from home.

We’ll gather the first week of every month at a neighborhood café.

Look for us Tuesday 7 October from 8:30 – 9:30 am at Butter Bakery & Cafe (37th & Nicollet). We’ll be at the large community table on the north side of the cafe.

P.S. Meet up with the new Kingfield Walking Club afterwards at 9:30 am.

RSVP on our LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=4812315&type=member&item=5922430544037040130 or email sarah@kingfield.org




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.

Seedling@body.JPG4310 Nicollet, Sunday September 28, 8:30 AM – 1 PM

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.

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