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.
Check out our Facebook page for more details about planned activities: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591892167731677/
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com as we would love to be “in the know” on the implementation of this Plan.
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.
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 !
Thursday, February 19, 7 PM
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
Join a community discussion on the relevance of the impact The Way Opportunities Unlimited Inc. had on social reform in Minnesota, and the ongoing violence we are seeing today, and how we respond to it. Leading the discussion will be Professor Mahmoud El-Kati, former director of The Way’s education department; Verlena Matey-Keke, former coordinator of The Way’s education department; and Rev. Dr. Rolland Robinson, former chair of The Way’s board of directors and author of “For A Moment We Had The Way”. These movement leaders can connect Minneapolis’ past and present struggles and strategies.
This free program is sponsored by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Legacy Council with support from the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and Living Spirit United Methodist Church. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org 651-492-7070