Please note–our server had a meltdown earlier today so this notice is being posted here until it can also be sent to our e-mail distribution list.  Sorry for the inconvenience; we expect to have it fixed in a few days.  If you are not on the e-mail list to receive weekly postings such as this, join on the left-hand side of the page.

Thank you– Admin


1)         Visit to talk with your neighbors about potential school changes

2)         KFNA Board Meeting Date change!  April 1 instead of April 8, MLK Park 7 PM

3)         Backyard Harvest Informational Open House, March 26, Linden Hills Park 7 PM

4)         MPLS Public Schools Area C Meeting on Class Size, March 26, Kenny School 6:30 PM

5)         Lyndale Avenue Construction Kick-off Meeting, March 31st, Painter Park 6:30 PM 

6)         The Fifth Annual Community Garden Spring Resource Fair, March 28, 9 AM-4 PM

7)         Save the Date for these April Events!


1)            All F2 Open Area neighbors (Kingfield and East Harriet) are invited to attend a new online network where people are discussing proposed changes to the public school attendance boundaries, including ‘closing’ Open Area F2, essentially giving Kingfield neighbors a community school choice.  You are also invited to visit the network on this topic at 


For More Info Contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson at KFNA: or 612.823.5980

2)         KFNA Board Meeting Date change!

The KFNA Board will meet April 1, 7-9 PM at MLK Park, rather than their regular second Wednesday of the month date.  All are welcome to attend—the beginning of each meeting is a Community Forum, a chance for neighbors or business powers to bring their questions or concerns before the board.  For more info contact


3)             If you missed the discussion last week at Butter about Backyard Harvest, you get another chance to learn more about the program…come learn how you can participate as a customer or volunteer with this community-building program in urban permaculture for food production.

Backyard Harvest Informational Open House
Thursday, March 26th, 7:00pm
Linden Hills Park Building, 3100 W 43rd St W, Minneapolis

 More info at  Backyard Harvest is a program of the nonprofit Permaculture Research Institute – Cold Climate.

4)            MPLS Public Schools Area C Meeting

March 26th  6:30-8:30pm

Kenny Community School, 5720 Emerson Ave. South


Meetings are held monthly to discuss issues that are important to the families in the 23 schools that are in Area C.  One of the goals is to become a multi-school community that speaks with a clear voice in advocating for all of our families.  Ten representatives from this group are elected in the fall to sit at the table with Dr. Green, administrators and school board members to give input and to bring topics discussed back to the families at the next meeting.  The March 26th meeting will look at site councils and school budgets.  Many parents in Area C have expressed concern about class size. 


Everyone is welcome to attend.  Childcare is available, there will be translation in Spanish and Somali and this month there will be a light meal served.

Contact:  Gael Ellis, Area C Community Liaison


5)            Lyndale Avenue Construction Kick-off Meeting,

Painter Park, 34th and Lyndale

Tuesday, March 31st, 6:30 – 7:30 PM 


This meeting is to let people hear about the plans for this summer’s construction on Lyndale Avenue.  Staff from Hennepin County Public Works will be on hand to talk about the project and to answer your questions.  Monthly neighborhood informational sessions will also be held by Hennepin County Transportation on the second Tuesday of the month at Painter Park from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. starting on April 14th. These meetings will be held while Lyndale is under construction this season.

If you cannot attend the meeting (or want to find out the project status throughout the summer) visit the Lyndale Project Page supported by the East Harriet Neighborhood Association at  .

If you have questions contact:

Mark Hinds, Executive Director Lyndale Neighborhood Association  or
612.824.9402 ext 16

6)            The Fifth Annual Community Garden Spring Resource Fair
Saturday March 28th, 2009
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Unity Church- Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave, St Paul
Free Parking & $3 Suggested Donation at Door or call Gardening Matters at 612-492-8964.

Keynote Paula Westmoreland, Executive Director, Permaculture Research Institute-Cold Climate: Creating a strong urban food system and a healthy ecological culture. Eight workshops, activities for the kids, and engaging educational displays throughout the day! Capping the day, a Town Hall Meeting highlighting local government efforts supporting local food! Details and directions at

7)            Mark Your Calendar for these Important April Events!

April 20, KFNA Annual Meeting (7 PM) and Taste of Kingfield (6 PM)! MLK Park

See for more details.  And are you a new business in the neighborhood—you are invited to introduce yourself to the community at this meeting…visit for more info!


Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is April 25 & 26 . 

Sixty homes, 39 in Minneapolis (including one in Kingfield!) and 21 in Saint Paul will be featured on the Tour. Homes on the free, self-guided tour will be open Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 1-5 p.m.


Also on April 25—Save the morning for the first ever 8th Ward/All Neighborhood Community Meeting hosted by Councilperson Elizabeth Glidden.  Stay tuned for more details!



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One Response to “Kingfield E-Mail Notice: March 24, 2009”

  1. Allison Valencia on March 25th, 2009 8:10 PM

    Thanks for highlighting the Ning site on the KFNA site.

    To get people who don’t have children involved, please consider a poll (like the one regarding dog parks) with questions to pull them in and force them to at least think about the issue. I still feel that our neighbors do not understand the ramifications of losing school options.

    thank you,
    allison valencia

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