Help bring the biggest annual party IN the neighborhood TO the neighborhood…by being a volunteer at the event. We can’t do this event without you—from street closings, to attendance tallies, to compost and waste educating…sign up here!
A handful of Kingfield residents were trained last year by the MPLS Park Board Forestry Department and the U of M on pruning trees and passed our exam to be official, card-carrying Citizen Pruners. We receive a card and can prune public trees on our own time but also join organized pruning events throughout the year, which is what we will be doing on the streets in Kingfield on Saturday. Many of us in Kingfield also care for our new public orchard located in MLK Park.
If you have a tree that needs particular attention (boulevard or public property only!) message us at email@example.com and let us know the address it is located at. We will try to create a route to include it. You can also post a photo and the address of the offending “sucker-is” tree on our Facebook page.
KFNA is working to set up another Citizen Pruner Training for September; it occurs over two dates: an evening classroom session and a hands-on Saturday morning session. If you might be interested in joining the team send us a message and we will send you the dates when they are confirmed!
Kingfield & Minneapolis Climate Action are set to host our first local, green-focused Trivia-based Hoppy Hour on Tuesday July 9, 5:30-7 PM at Pat’s Tap and we want your help!
Besides the parameters outlined above (place, date, time, and trivia) we have nothing figured out and this is why we need you! Are you a Trivia junkie? A Zero waste pro? A happy hour fan? A mildly interested neighbor who wants to connect and do something fun with other fun neighbors?
We need a group to plan the format, questions, timing, scoring, greeting, advertising, and fun! Let me know if you are interested and can attend a planning meeting on Wednesday June 19 from 5:30-7 PM) for a brainstorming-planning session.
Our goals for this event are:
- To educate neighbors about composting and zero waste
- To celebrate a local business already doing sustainable practices
- To have fun and meet new like-minded folks
- To start building local, green leadership who will continue to plan information/educational/environmental events focused on spreading knowledge and working to build sustainable practices one household at a time.
Sounds fun but you can’t make the planning session? Be sure to put the event on your calendar for July 9. We will be recruiting leaders to plan the next Green Hoppy Hour there, and we are thinking it might be based around a Jeopardy style face-off of pros…so obviously we need your clever brains to help with that one too!
Have you read the latest edition of the Kingfield News? If not, you can do so here!
Although we did not get enough volunteers to have our traditional garage sale, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association is happy to support our neighbors that would like to have a garage sale. Here is what we propose:
For folks interested in having a garage sale on Saturday, May 18th, we can post some information on our social media platforms stating that there will be multiple families having garage sales. We can also make our KFNA garage sale yard signs available for you to pick up and place throughout the neighborhood a few days before the event.
Before we take these steps, however, we need to know that there will be sales that day. So, if you need some motivation to get in gear, make a plan for your sale and send an e-mail to Cheryl@Kingfield.org. If we receive at least 10 e-mails, we will start advertising. So start taking a page out of Japanese decluttering queen Marie Kondo’s book and releasing yourself of unwanted items, and start planning your garage sale for 5/18!