Unfortunately, the annual MLK Park Ice Cream Social is being cancelled. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s policy requires that facilities close if the heat index rises to a level that does not allow people to be able to cool down in non-air conditioned facilities. We hope the event is rescheduled, but do not have any information at this time. In the meantime, please stay hydrated!!
We have 2 fun projects planned to help our bees: Bee Hotels and a Pollinator Patch
KINGFIELD BEE HOTELS – Learn More at Tonight’s Green Team Meeting! 7pm at MLK Park
Similar to bird houses, bee hotels (or bee houses) are created structures that provide safe haven and nesting spots for solitary bees – many species of native bees are solitary and do not live in hives but instead construct their own nest. We can brainstorm construction ideas and create a plan to place them (and care for them) at the new MLK Park Pollinator Patch, the Kingfield Pleasant Community Garden, and at Butter Bakery Café.
MLK PARK POLLINATOR PATCH
We are hoping to add a small native pollinator-friendly garden, but we need a core group of volunteers to help plant, but most important, I have to show that the volunteers are also committed to maintaining the plants throughout the summer and fall. If you are interested, send an e-mail to Cheryl@Kingfield.org for more information.
What should I use for mulch?
Come to MLKing Park Garden 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 12 rain or shine
We will look at various mulches
Help spread leaves, straw, cardboard, burlap
See how the garden is growing
All produce goes to Aliveness Project, 3808 Nicollet Avenue
Would you like to help provide another location for our friendly pollinators to visit and thrive in the Kingfield Neighborhood? With the help of Minneapolis Parks, we are going to add a native pollinator patch to the southside of the MLK Park Recreation Center, under the mosaics that were placed on the wall. Want to learn more, and maybe even volunteer to help? Come to the community meeting on Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30pm at MLK Park! We will see a list of plants that are being provided, and look at dates for clearing the space and then planting the new native pollinators. We will need teams of folks that want to plant, as well as care-givers to monitor and help the patch throughout the summer.
Interested in helping, but can’t make it Wednesday night? Send an e-mail to Cheryl@Kingfield.org to be placed on the list of helpers!
MN Birch Bark! Taste the Minnesota North Woods! Birch ice cream entangled with pretzel twigs and red cranberries covered in a chocolate bark.
Your first chance to taste it will be at the 2018 Arbor Day Celebration at MLK Park on Friday April 27, 4-8 PM!
Read about the creation of this specialty flavor (as well as the collaboration on flavor creation between these two groups over the past dozen years!) created for Arbor Day 2018 by Sebastian Joe’s and the Kingfield Neighborhood Association in the Southwest Journal.
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