Wear your work gloves and bring a garbage bag and a hand trowel! Besides trash, be on the look out for storm drains that are blocked with leaves and dirt too. If there is one close to your home consider adopting it to take care of all year! You can sign up here, and even name your drain. Note: Dwayne, the Drain, is already taken.
Outside the snow is falling…but it won’t last long! Join the Hennepin County Master Gardeners for their Vegetable Growing Basics classes at MLK Park kicking off on March 31st!
Master Gardeners will teach you how to plan a garden, start seeds, and tend your garden until harvest time. Classes will have hands-on activities so you get practice before you start your own garden. This class will be helpful for people new to vegetable gardening and also for those who want to learn new techniques and skills.
Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30–8 PM, beginning on March 31st, with a themed focus each week. Call 612-370-4908 to register or visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/104971.
Optional for class attendees or for those that want to get their hands dirty:
After you’ve taken the class, come join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the spring and summer at the MLK Donation Garden. Volunteers in the community and Master Gardeners work together to grow a diverse array of vegetables to donate to the Aliveness Project’s kitchen and food shelf. North from the gardens on Nicollet Ave, the Aliveness Project is a community center for and driven by people living with HIV.
It’s a great opportunity to put the skills learned in Vegetable Basics into practice, as well as get together with your neighbors for a good cause. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you’re stopping by for a single gardening topic or interested in coming every week. Join us Tuesday evenings starting in April at the MLK Park and check out our Facebook page (“The Donation Garden at MLK Park”) for specifics on weekly events and gardening tips!
Citing a potential for fire hazards, Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be accepted in recycling picked up from residential properties, effective immediately.
Rechargeable batteries, lithium batteries and items containing batteries, such as electronic cigarettes and cellphones, are no longer allowed in city garbage and recycling carts, the city’s solid waste and recycling office said.
Alkaline batteries, including single-use AAA and AA sizes, can be thrown in the residential garbage carts.
The move comes a few weeks after Hennepin County ended battery recycling at city and county buildings, libraries, schools, and community centers after an active vaping pen started smoldering in one battery recycling receptacle, forcing the Westonka Library in Mound to call the fire department. More: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/11/19/mpls-will-no-longer-accept-batteries-in-recycling-picked-up-from-homes
It’s Give to Max Day Thursday November 14, so we Ask that You Consider Donating to KFNA, Your Most Local Nonprofit!
There are so many things to love about Kingfield…a great park, a hopping weekly market, delicious homegrown food cooked up by local restaurant owners, plus (and here is where KFNA comes in!) a jumble of engaging and creative events, meetings, and activities designed to keep you informed and get you engaged with your community.
And this “community” isn’t something that just happens, it is something that Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA), your local nonprofit, works really hard to create. Why? Because we believe that now, more than ever, taking time to grow connections and foster community can make a foundational change to not only our neighborhood but also in our city and country. Also, by building a welcoming, inclusive, open and caring community we will have a positive impact on our current and future neighbors.
Learn more about what KFNA does and consider making a donation to your local nonprofit organization here. Thank you!
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