MLK Park, 9:30am-1pm

While at the Park, check out information tables and earthy-friendly activities like making a seed bomb and playing a recycling game.

Be sure to bring your unwanted seeds for a great seed swap, and your old cell phones and chargers for on-site cell phone recycling by TechDump.

Meet our Kingfield Beekeeper, find out about honeybees in Kingfield, and check-out how you can help make our neighborhood a better place for our friends, the pollinators!

Learn how to use the City’s 311 application and win a free high-efficiency/energy saving light bulb (good for the planet AND your budget).

There will be presentations and information from Marianna Padilla’s Organic Gardening, Bootstrap Urban Farm, Minneapolis Bike Coalition, Sister’s Camelot, and New York Life.

Earth Day 2015 Flyer

Check out our Facebook page for more details about planned activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591892167731677/

Soccer Fun at MLK Park!KFNA and MLK Park are looking for coaches to help lead the Little Kids Soccer program at M.L. King Park again this summer. You don’t have be there all, or even many, of the 10 week Saturday morning sessions, we’d still love to have you join in the fun and teaching with the games with a soccer ball. We work with 4-year-olds through 12-year-olds, and generally have 50 kids each Saturday. We aim to have a cadre of 15 coaches for the summer, with 8 or 9 of them being at any given Saturday morning session.
The ten weeks of Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 AM, start June 13th and run through August 15th, 2015. You come as often as you can.
We have two training sessions in the little kids games this year. You can come to either one or both sessions. The games are taught by St. Thomas University Women’s Varsity Coach Sheila McGill.
Sunday, May 17th, 7 to 8:30 PM, and/or
Monday, May 18th, 7 to 8:30 PM.
If you can’t coach on the field, but want to help, we need some help also with coordination and organizing for for the program as a whole, and some of the sessions on Saturdays as well.
Let our Volunteer Program Coordinator know if you’re interested with an e-mail at michaeljvanderford@gmail.com.
Beans

Beans

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Urban Agriculture Activity Plan was developed through an extensive community engagement process. The plan contains recommendations related to policy, facility, program, and service improvements to better support urban agriculture within the parks. The Board of Commissioners supports establishment of an implementation team to fulfill the goals of the plan. The role of the implementation team is to guide project planning and implementation, provide project oversight, and communicate team progress among a broad audience of stakeholders. The work of the Implementation team will guide the plan’s implementation for many years ahead.

The MPRB is now accepting applications from Minneapolis residents for three appointed positions on this team. Applications are due April 20, 2015. Appointment notifications will be made shortly thereafter. For more information about this team, read the Team Charter. Questions? Contact Ginger Cannon at gcannon@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6413.

*Note–if you live in Kingfield, apply for this, and are seated on the Team please let us know at info@kingfield.org as we would love to be “in the know” on the implementation of this Plan.

Support Local Bakers! (ours!)

ButterButter Bakery Cafe will be starting up the Spring/Summer breadshare again in May/June.  Sign up with them for a weekly bread pick up – with sandwich breads, rolls, toasting loafs and other great tasty creations from the butter bakery cafe bakers.  Get on our list by sending your name and contact info to daniel@butterbakerycafe.com.

Also remember you can sign up for any of 4 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Shares at Butter as well!  They serve as the host and pick-up location for:

Big River Farm
Turnip Rock Farm
Sleepy Root Farm
Twin Lakes CSA (new!)

KFNA has been working with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park, 4-H, and the Hennepin County Master Gardeners to create to create a robust youth eco-eduction program at King Park for years.  This year the program will be even bigger and will feature a partnership between the Park Board and 4-H and will provide programming at a number of park sites this summer!  The partners are seeking qualified staff for this program, a partial description is below and the full description is linked as well.

Position Description: The Outdoor Science and Engineering Adventure Summer Camp Director will plan, lead, and deliver 5 one week long summer camps in a fun, safe, learning environment focusing on science and environmental exploration. Minneapolis Park and Recreation locations include; Martin Luther King Park, Sibley Park, Pershing Park, East Phillips Park, and Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis.

The Camp Director will work in collaboration with a Co-Camp Director with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) to engage Minneapolis youth in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM). Core science curriculum that will be used includes; Explore It and Design It and Environmental Education curriculum: Citizen Science Driven to Discover and others.

This position will begin the week of June 29 and end August 17. The position consists of 30 hours per week and includes 18 hours of direct programming and 12 hours of planning, evaluation, reporting, and administrative tasks.

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Calling all Bikers! Recyclers! And Honey Bee Butterflyers! Join the Kingfield Earth Day Celebration!

Saturday April 25, 9:30 AM – 1 PM!

MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S

Come bring in the Spring with biking, Seed Bomb making, Electronic Recycling. Permaculture games and Earth Friendly Fun!

We will be showcasing:

  • Tech Dump – on site electronic recycling
  • a Parkwide cleanup,
  • Minneapolis Bike Coalition,
  • Boot Strap Farm,
  • New York Life Financial and
  • the Amazing Seed Swap event!

Since 1995, the City of Minneapolis has been celebrating Earth Day by providing a volunteer experience and environmental education at many of its parks.  This year, MLK Park will continue the tradition, and add a few new ones!  Stop by to pick up some gloves and trash bags so you can help us clean up the park and our neighborhood.

While at the Park, check out information tables and earthy-friendly activities like making a seed bomb, playing a recycling game, and learning how to help our friends, the pollinators.  Be sure to bring your unwanted seeds for a great seed swap, and your old cell phones and chargers for on-site cell phone recycling by TechDump.  Learn how to use the City’s 311 application and win a free high-efficiency/energy saving light bulb (good for the planet AND your budget).  There will be presentations and information from Marianna Padilla’s Organic Gardening, Bootstrap Urban Farm, Minneapolis Bike Coalition, Sister’s Camelot, and New York Life.  Check out our Facebook page for more details about planned activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591892167731677/

We are still seeking some day-of volunteers; can you help? Just contact Cheryl at Cheryl@kingfield.org !

Monday, April 13th @ 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Sunroom Studio, Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave S

Taught by: Carin Skowronsky

Carin will bring back a throwback jam and bring to it new school moves! Come get your groove on with this edgy routine!

Also save the date on Monday May 18 for a “Wedding Work-it-Out” Weddings Basic Dance Class including the Wobble, the Dougie, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle and Gangnam Style!

More info on Eight C and workshops here: www.facebook.com/eightcdance

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