Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Midway Green Spirit Community Garden is open for Community Garden Day on 8/11

On Saturday, August 11, 2012 community gardens across the State of Minnesota will celebrate Community Garden Day, a statewide community garden open house . On this day, 60 participating community gardens will host events in their garden that are free and open to the public.

In the Midway,  Horton Park Community Gardens & Midway Green Spirit Community Garden BOTH  will be hosting events.  See Horton's schedule here (including an 11:30 guided tree tour) 

Here is the schedule for Midway Green Spirit Community Garden:

The garden will be open from 12-3 pm and visitors can do our Show and Tell Activity at their own pace, meandering through the garden to read what our gardeners have learned and what makes them proud!  

~1 pm Community Circle: One of our gardeners will talk about the volunteer effort to grow and donate food to a local food pantry. 
~1:15 pm Growing Peppers for Seasoning: Another gardener has been growing peppers for 10+ years and has developed his own method for preparing the peppers to make spice blends.
~1:30 pm Beehive Demonstration:  One of our bee-keepers will talk about caring for the beehives at Green Spirit. 

The purpose of Community Garden Day is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about these community spaces directly from the people who steward them and the events will be as unique as the gardens in which they are located.

Got Electronics? Old Computers and more? Appliances? Bring them to a FREE...

This Midway event is a community service of Jobs Foundation and Hamline Church United Methodist.

Saturday, August 11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hamline Church
1514 Englewood Ave, St. Paul (near Hamline University)
(Look for signs near Snelling and Minnehaha for lot entrance.)

Electronics to Bring:
Game Consoles
Cell Phones and PDAs
Monitors ($10 on CRTs)
Cords, Cables and Mice
Switches, Routers and Hubs
CPUs, Memory and Disk Drives
Laptops and Desktop Computers
Satellite, Cable and TiVo Receivers
DVD Players, VCRs and Stereo Receivers
Plus much more.......

Appliances to Bring:
Water Heaters
Air Conditioners*
Washers and Dryers
TVs Larger Than 27”
Refrigerators and Freezers*
$10 donation for items containing freon

Free will donations are accepted. Charitable tax receipt provided for donations.
All personal data is destroyed. Recycled components are delivered to USA end-recyclers that are ISO 9901, ISO 14001 and R2/RIOS Certified. Hazardous materials are not shipped out of the USA to be disposed.

Help the environment! Help Hamline Church and Jobs Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization and county and state-licensed e-waste recycler.

Questions?, 763-432-3117 Virginia 651-633-1820 Jane 651-646-3473