The map that every green-oriented resident of Minneapolis has been waiting for is out.

Reprinted from MinnPost

As the city rolls out its curbside organics recycling system, it is only able to serve about a quarter of the city in Phase 1. Those are the residents who can begin putting organics in new bins for regular city collection starting in August. The map released this morning shows those areas in green.  See more: https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2015/03/map-which-minneapolis-neighborhoods-are-getting-organics-recycling-first

You can see the map on MinnPost…sadly Kingfield will have to wait until 2016. Boo! 

 

10997501_923056197729299_4167860218936470712_nSunday March 22, 2-5 PM

3754 Pleasant, Center for Performing Arts

Suggested $5 donation per family—dj’d music dance extravaganza—targeted at kids and families ages 2-12 (although younger, and older, also welcome!)

Organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association as an outgrowth of communaLAB at the HOP. Read more about the HOP, communaLAB, and the connection between the social and emotional well-being in our community in a recent Southwest Journal article here!

Community solar gardens have quickly become a hot topic among Minneapolis Neighborhoods.On April 30th, the City of Minneapolis and the Metro Clean Energy Resource Team will host a free workshop for up to 2 participants from each Minneapolis neighborhood to learn about community solar gardens. This workshop will provide learning opportunities for participants at all levels of understanding and will include the following topics:

  • Basic information on Xcel Energys solar garden program
  • Roles that neighborhoods can play
  • How to make smart decisions that reflect each neighborhoods goals and priorities.
  • Resources available for more information

Time and Location:
Thursday, April 30th
5:00-8:30pm
Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55419.

Registration:
Each neighborhood is allowed to register up to two participants. Space is limited to80 attendeesand registration will happen on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is online athttp://mpls-solargarden-workshop.eventbrite.com.Registration is due by Friday, April 10th.

Choosing Participants:
Ideal participants are individuals who can represent their neighborhoods goals and priorities, and who will be able to bring what theyve learned back to their organization and community. Participants can be board members, association staff, or passionate residents. It will be up to each neighborhood organization to choose two participants to represent their neighborhood.

If you live in Kingfield Neighborhood and are interested in representing your neighborhood at this workshop contact sarah@kingfield.org ASAP–we hope to select representatives at the KFNA Board meeting on 3/11/15.

If you live in another neighborhood please contact your association for their election process. If you have questions on the workshop contactTrevor Drake, Project Coordinator, attrevor@cleanenergyresourceteams.org; or Gayle Prest, Minneapolis Sustainability Office Director, atgayle.prest@minneapolismn.gov.

 

Beans

Beans

Although the current temperatures are freezing, plans for the 2015 Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden are HEATING UP!!

For people who like to garden but don’t have space or sunlight of their own, now is the time to get your plotapplicationin! Spots are limited, and in very high demand.

Applications are due Tuesday, March 17. More information and applications are available here!

Beans

Beans

This FREE 5-week class series on vegetable growing is offered by the U of M Master Gardener Program Hennepin County in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the Kingfield Neighborhood Association.

Classes are on Tuesdays, 6:30 8:00 pm. Dates are April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5.
Topics to be covered:
How to start, design, plant and maintain a garden
Info on popular vegetables
How to harvest

Classes will be held in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Building at 4055 Nicollet Avenue.
Plan on attending all five classes.
Class participants may access communal gardening space at the park to grow vegetables.
Optional add on classes on preserving your harvest by freezing, drying, fermenting, canning.

To register, go tohttps://apm.activecommunities.com//vegetable-growing/48914or call 612-370-4908

Also offered in Spanish! JARDINERIA URBANA EN SABATHANI
El programa de Jardineria Maestra de la Universidad de Minnesota

5 clases GRATIS en jardineria horticultural (vegetales).
Las clases sern en el Jardn Comunitario de Sabathani, 310 East38th Street, Minneapolis.

Las clases sern los viernes de las 6:00 hasta las 8:00 de la tarde.
Lame al 612-‐547-‐6910 para registrarse.

IMG_0776Today’s the day–can you smell the soup simmering through the air?! Butter Bakery CafeGrand CafeHauteDish (aka Nighthawks), Blackbird CafeCafe Ena and Victor’s 1959 Cafe are all stirring up great vats of goodness Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative‘s Nicollet Square for tonight’s Kingfield Empty Bowls 2015 event!

See you at MLK Park between 4-8 PM! 

YouthLink’s Nicollet Square housing project sits right in the Kingfield Neighborhood. We have received notice that a food-related project of theirs, which includes re-establishing the community garden space at Nicollet Square, is in the running for a United Way award and grant. 

According to Nicollet Square, “We envision the future of our community garden space as a community-wide initiative. If we receive this award, we’ll be reaching out to community members and organizations to work together in the gardens, host harvest dinners, and in general, create opportunities for building relationships among our young people and the greater community.”

Please share the link below with your friends and colleagues, encourage them to support this important project, and vote DAILY for “Youthlink” through January 27!

  • Click this link: https://www.gtcuw.org/centennial/volunteer_projects/
  • Scroll down to where it says “Cast your vote now!” and look for YouthLink under the “Fill the Plate” section.
  • Click the button next to YouthLink, then scroll down and hit “submit” and you’re done!

Determined by popular vote, the winner of the Greater Twin Cities United Way Centennial Volunteer Project will be awarded a $40,000 grant.  You can vote once per day now through the 27th of January. Votes are tabulated by IP address so it is ok to vote on both your computer and phone. Help us spread the word, cast your vote, and make nutritious food available for every youth!

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