Two free gardening classes are back at MLK Park this spring and summer, led by friendly Hennepin County Master Gardeners.
Although the current temperatures are freezing, plans for this spring’s 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 plot application in! Spots are limited, and in very high demand…
Deadline to submit the application, Interest Survey, and payment is noon, Thursday, March 29th to participate in the lottery to receive a plot for the 2018 season… so don’t delay. Documents can be found here:
Questions? Contact Cheryl@Kingfield.org
Sounds fun but not sure you know how to garden? Get details on our free, four week class held at MLK Park here, and follow the link to register with the Park Board to attend!
Want to learn how to grow vegetables? Vegetable Growing Basics is for beginning gardeners or anyone needing a refresher class. Sign-up for the free class offered by the University of Minnesota Master Gardener Program, held at MLK Park, beginning April 3rd. Classes are on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. This is a four-week program (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, and 4/24, 2018) that covers how to start, design, plant, and maintain your garden. Classes are free and open to adults 18 and older, but interested teens are welcome to attend with a parent. The class is hands-on, and meets outdoors at the raised garden beds at the northwest corner of MLK Park, 40th and Nicollet.
This Thursday you can get both: Soup AND Bowl, at Kingfield Empty Bowls!!
2|8|18, 4-8 PM, MLK Park
- Select a handmade ceramic bowl contributed by a local artist.
- Fill it full of delicious soup and bread donated by one of our local restaurants.
- Share what you are able financially to fight against hunger and sustain affordable youth housing.
- Eat community style–joining neighbors and making new friends.
- Take the bowl home a daily reminder of the needs in our community!
Thursday February 8, 4-8 PM
MLK Park Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.
Sign up here to volunteer! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0849a8a62ea1fe3-kingfield2
Join the Facebook Event, and Share it to encourage your Friends to attend!
Save the Date on your calendar and invite a neighbor to walk to the park with you for dinner!
On Thursday, February 8th, Kingfield will host the seventh annual Kingfield Empty Bowls, and we would love to see you there! Empty Bowls is a single-evening event that combines art, food, local businesses, nonprofits, and lots and lots of neighbors raising awareness and funds to combat hunger in our neighborhood.
Once again, many of our incredible restaurants have offered to provide soups, breads, and desserts for Empty Bowls. Please join us in thanking Blackbird Cafe, Butter Bakery Cafe, Nighthawks & Birdie, Pat’s Tap, Sun Street Breads, Patisserie 46, Royal Grounds Coffee, Cafe Ena, Five Watt Coffee, and Victor’s 1959 Cafe who have already pledged their support. We know that as February 8th draws closer, more of our local restaurants will be joining them to cook soup and bake bread and desserts for Empty Bowls!
As in past years, donations to Empty Bowls will benefit Nicollet Square (a project of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative), an organization that provides affordable housing and a supportive environment for youth who have experienced long-term homelessness or have been in the foster care system. New this year, we are also partnering with Lyndale Community Dinners (a project of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA), which welcomes neighbors to a free home-cooked meal every Wednesday. While helping to address ongoing food security issues in our community, these dinners also offer the chance for people of different walks of life to share a meal and fellowship.
All questions should be directed to KFNA Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at email@example.com or 612-7-823-5980.