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Nokomis East Volunteer Gardens Updates


 

Last updated: Aug 1, 2014

Welcome to Nokomis East's volunteer gardens page. It's the volunteers that make these gardens such a unique and beautiful resource for our neighborhood. Your help makes all the difference!

Nokomis Naturescape Gardens     Nokomis East Gateway Gardens
Lakeside Gardens at the 2013 MMF
       
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The Naturescape Gardens are the host site for the Minneapolis Monarch Festival. A Safari through the Lakeside Garden at the 2013 MMF is shown above. For more information on the Nokomis Naturescape, please visit the Naturescape page on the Festival's website: www.monarchfestival.org

JOIN THE NATURESCAPE VOLUNTEER GARDENERS
"Encouraging People to Connect with Nature by Growing Native Plant Gardens"

GARDENING THURSDAY AUGUST 7th, 6 - 8pm

Hello Gardeneers!

Meet at the Boulevard garden - we can easily clean that garden up. Take a stroll and see what is in bloom

NEWS: The MPRB Green Team will be coming to do some major clean-up at the Lakeside garden soon.

ASSISTANCE REQUESTED: Wells Fargo Volunteers (approx.15) will help prepare the gardens for the Monarch Festival. We need 3-4 gardeners to help supervise. let me know if you can help.

BETTER BRING A BUCKET - helpful to collect your weeds in to later dump in one spot for MPRB pick-up. BRING shovels and weeding tool.

Thanks
Vicki

Vicki Bonk Nokomis Naturescape Gardeneer Coordinator vbonk@usiwireless.com

The Nokomis Naturescape
Located on Lake Nokomis at 5001 East Nokomis Parkway, Minneapolis 55417, the Naturscape is a project of the Nokomis East Neighborhoos Association (NENA) in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The four-acre native planting, provides a model of sustainable landscaping and is an official Monarch Waystation and National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat site.

To volunteer or receive event emails, contact Vicki Bonk  at 612-727-3562  vbonk@usiwireless.com  or the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association office at 612-724-5256. nena@nokomiseast.org

Thanks!

Vicky Bonk

 

The Nokomis Naturescape is located in Nokomis Park, between the lake and Woodlawn Boulevard at East 50th Street.  Mapping address: 5001 E Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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(Originally posted 5/01/14)

Greetings, Gateway Gardeners,

The Gateway Garden leadership torch has been passed to Scott Zeimetz. Scott has volunteered on the project for the past few years and will now be taking a more active role in coordinating weeding meetings along with other items at GG. 

Scott writes, "We have many events planned to maintain and improve GG this year.  The current planned improvements include the following:
1) Late last year we had some benches donated to GG by Sandy Colvin Roy which we will be installed this spring
2) There are plans (and a budget) to paint the switch shack that is located across the streets from GG
3) GG will need to have mulch applied again this year - this is a large undertaking and we will need help from you volunteers

The schedule below does not include the mulch or painting as those dates will be dictated by factors that have not been ironed out yet, however they will happen this summer.  I will be sending out reminders prior to the events.  I hope to see you folks at the GG soon."

2014 Weeding Meeting Schedule:

8/9/14

Saturday

9-10:30am

weeding meeting

8/23/14

Saturday

9-10:30am

weeding meeting

9/6/14

Saturday

9-10:30am

weeding meeting

9/2014

Saturday

9-10:30am

weeding meeting

10/414

Saturday

9-10:30am

weeding meeting

10/18/14

Saturday

9-10:30am

weeding meeting

10/24/14

Friday

7-8pm

Season Finale - Sea Salt


NENA staff would like to especially like to thank Trish Schilling for leading the Gateway Gardeners for the past three growing seasons. A job well done.

Like GG on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/NokomisEastGatewayGardens

The Nokomis East Gateway Gardens are located at the intersection of Old Hiawatha Ave and E 50th Street in Minneapolis. The gardens are across the street from the 50th St./ Minnehaha Park LRT station on the Blue Line (Hiawatha Line).

   

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