Americorps Service Day
Join fellow community members and Americorps service members in a day of service! This event is a chance to get to know some of the Americorps members serving in this region as well as to spend some time preparing the community garden for the growing season. See the details for the event below and contact me with any questions.
See you there!
Monday, May 10th
10am-6pm Come whenever you can and stay as long as you are able.
Pine River-Backus Community Garden
(behind school building, Corner of Murray Ave and CR-42 in Pine River, MN)
Community garden fence installation and distributing mulch along pathways.
All: Bring a water bottle and good humor.
Laborers: dress to get dirty (jeans, boots, gloves). Bring along shovels, rakes, wheel-barrels, and pliers if you have them.
Non-laborers: treats, refreshments, good conversation, and encouragement are always welcome.
Lunch and snacks.
Please RSVP if you will be there for lunch so we can make sure there is enough. : )
Above, the Local Foods booth designed by HGCP's GreenCorps Member Genna Strauss. This booth set up at Back to Basics (shown) and the PRB Wellness Festival offered a bounty of information and a survey for participants to fill out regarding their food use/consumption/purchasing. The results of the survey are assisting the Food Cooperative task force in identifying their next steps.
Warming up the Community @ Back to Basics
Phillip Muessig (at Left) relayed some of the basics about the GreenStep Cities Program.
January 30, 2010 Dan Frank (above Left), Angela Headlee and Jason Edens (in above Right w/ Dan Frank) shared with the crowd gathered for Happy Dancing Turtle's Back to Basics sustainable living event, some ways to "Warm up your Home". Click here for their presentations.
2nd Half of Grant $
Smiles all around!
At the January Steering Committee meeting Dan Frank of the Initiative Foundation presented the Greater Pine River Area Healthy Green Communities Partnership the second half of the grant funding. This meant $5,000 more dollars to put towards the task force projects. As you can see we were all very happy to have that money available as the work of each task force jumps forward.