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Nokomis East Garage Sale Day (6/18)

Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The annual NENA garage sale brings buyers and sellers together for a neighborhood-wide event. Whether you’re looking to clean out the basement or seeking reasonably priced hidden treasures, this is the event for you, your friends and family. Last year, over 100 sales took part in the all-day event, which draws bargain hunters from all over the metro area.

Online Registration

Please consider making a donation to support this free event.

Questions, comments, feedback? Contact us: garagesale@nokomiseast.org

 

 

 

 

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Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop (5/19)

 

 

Workshop Registration Link

The 2017-2018 monarch population is down 15% from last year. As monarch numbers have continued to plummet in recent years, researchers and naturalists are urging people to create monarch habitat, especially throughout the Midwest Corn Belt – the monarch’s traditional breeding grounds. There is an urgency to replace lost habitat that once held the monarch’s host plant, milkweed, alongside essential nectar plants. This how-to workshop will provide the information and essential plants to get started. Our urban and suburban gardens can help make a critical difference!

This year, the two new workshop presentations will be offered consecutively to cover different aspects of being a monarch/pollinator habitat gardener. Both sessions are taught by Vicki Bonk, a Nokomis Naturescape stewardship leader for over 20 years and native plant gardening speaker. Each session will be followed with Q&A time.

 

Grow Monarch Habitat – An Introduction to The Essentials of Gardening For Monarchs
A 45-minute presentation covering the monarch life and migratory cycle and how these two cycles determine the habitat components. The current environmental status of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators is also addressed.

NEW! Grow Monarch Habitat – A How-To on Planting, Maintaining and Expanding Your Garden
A 45-minute presentation designed to expand on previous years GMH workshops and cover some new ground.

Attendees are offered the opportunity to purchase a Monarch Garden-to-Go Kit to start or expand their monarch/pollinator habitat. The kit is available in 2 choices and contains 12 local native host, nectar and shelter plants to get you started. There is a registration fee of $32 ($36 value) for the kits, with a May 11 deadline. Workshop and native plant sale attendance is free.

These kid-friendly* sessions offer a wealth of information for both beginning and advanced gardeners. Space and Monarch Garden-to-Go Kits are limited so registration is suggested. For information on the Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop, the Minneapolis Monarch Festival or the Nokomis Naturescape, please visit NENA’s website or email nena@nokomiseast.org.

*Including a kid’s activity table!

Monarch Garden-to-Go Kits For Purchase:
Each kit contains 12 local native host, nectar and shelter plants to get you started. Plants are supplied by the Sogn Valley Farm, an experienced local, native plant grower. Each kit is a $37.50 value and offered to workshop participants for $30. Kits are delivered on May 19 at the workshop. Nokomis Naturescape Gardeneers and Wild Ones volunteers will be onsite to help answer your questions. For those not interested in a kit, workshop attendance is free.

  • Monarch Garden-to-Go for Dry-Medium Soil – $30
    3 Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) – the caterpillar host plant
    3 Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) – magnet butterfly nectar plant
    1 Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida) – butterfly nectar plant
    1 Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) – butterfly nectar plant
    3 Little Bluestem (Andropogon scoparius) – shelter
    1 Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
  • Monarch Garden-to-Go for Medium-Moist Soil – $30
    3 Red (Swamp) Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) – the caterpillar host plant
    3 Fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)
    1 Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum ) 
    3 Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) – magnet butterfly nectar plant
    1 Stiff Goldenrod ( Solidago rigida ) – butterfly nectar plant
    1 New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) –  butterfly nectar plant

More habitat plants and full kits will be available for purchase at the workshop including a variety of native milkweeds. Come early for best selection.

For information on the Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop, the Minneapolis Monarch Festival or the Nokomis Naturescape, please call 612-724-5652 or email monarch@nokomiseast.org

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2018 Minnehaha Street Repaving Project

The City of Minneapolis has a street resurfacing project proposed in 2018 in part of the Minnehaha neighborhood. There will be an assessment associated with this project to affected property owners.

More Information
Project Page
Project Map
Project Purpose
Assessment Information from the City
Assessment FAQ Sheet
Resurfacing FAQ Sheet
Star Tribune Article

City Project Meeting
Residents within the projects zone of influence will receive an assessment in February from the City. Enclosed with the assessment notice will be a meeting invite for a pre-public hearing. Public works staff will be on hand at that meeting to answer questions regarding the assessments for the project and how the project will be constructed.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30 pm
Keewaydin Recreation Center – 3030 E. 53rd Street

City Contact
Chris Trembath
Supervisor Engineering Technician
City of Minneapolis Public Works
Transportation Maintenance and Repair Division
612-919-1196
chris.trembath@minneapolismn.gov

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Community Snapshot Forum

 

 

Community Forum

March 6th, 6:30-8pm

Lake Nokomis Community Church

5011 31st Avenue South

 

Share your ideas for the neighborhood! 

  • What are your dreams for the Nokomis East community?
  • What does a successful community look like?

 

 

Attend the Community Snapshot Forum to tell us what you see in your neighborhood and what you want to see. The Community Snapshot will will be used to inform our strategic plan for the next three years.

Results from the Community Forum will be shared at the Annual Meeting for feedback from your neighbors!

RSVP on our Facebook page, or mark it on your calendar.

A free meal will be provided for all attendees, so come hungry!

 

For any questions contact Tyra Payer at tyra.payer@nokomiseast.org or at (612)-724-5652.

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Nokomis Green Fair

 

 

Save the Date – South Minneapolis Green Fair – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Make a commitment to environmental sustainability part of 2019! Cut your carbon footprint, reduce your impact on landfills, keep local plants and animals thriving, care for our lakes and streams by making some simple adjustments to your personal habits.

At the second annual South Minneapolis Green Fair, NENA will be hosting several organizations like Minnesota Food Association, Minneapolis Recycles, Applied Energy Innovations, Nokomis Naturescape and more, all with tips and tricks to green your life. Wondering how to purchase a CSA share or confused about composting? No question is too small, and our exhibitors are eager to help.

The event will also offer informative presentations and high-quality giveaway items. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizers
Longfellow Community Council
Nokomis East Neighborhood Association
Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association

 

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NENA Welcomes New At Large Board Member

In November, Jerome Evans of the Minnehaha neighborhood was appointed to fill a recently vacated At Large seat on the Board of Directors. Jerome is a part of the NENA’s Finance and Fundraising Committee and leads the Events Team.

Jerome shared, “My experiences in the neighborhood has been profoundly positive! I moved to Minneapolis from Atlanta and, while I do still love the South, living here has allowed me to experience natural recreation areas like Lake Nokomis Park and Minnehaha Park for the first time. It’s a lovely and very livable neighborhood!”

During his time on the NENA Board, he hopes, “for the community to feel more connected. I’d also like for the neighborhood to have a large event or point of pride that can differentiate us from the other neighborhoods in the cities. I would like to see us develop more programs for our neighbors to take advantage of, develop some earned income to further diversify our revenue stream, and start producing some more branded items for our neighbors to show off!

As the leader of the Fundraising Events Team I intend to be a very visible and audible presence at most NENA events. Therefore my primary communication style will be face to face. That said, I will also work with the Communications Team to advance our culture of fundraising through social media posts, articles in the quarterly newsletter, and through our website.”

We are glad that Jerome has joined the NENA team!

Click here for information about serving on NENA’s Board.

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