King Neighborhood Association – General
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:30pm
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR
6:30 Introductions, approval of agenda and minutes
6:45 Discussion of pending liquor licenses & KNA engagement
-CROWN Q MARKET & DELI – Comments due 4/20
7:15 Water Stewardship Grant update – Diego Gioseffi
7:25 Vote on fiscal sponsorship of Water Stewardship Grant
7:30 Movies in the Park update & request for volunteers – Russ Eisenberg
7:40 Communications Committee – Recruitment & Ideas
The Second Annual Egg Hunt at Two Plum Park, 4023 NE 7th Ave will be Sunday March 31st at 10:30am. The egg hunt is for ages 5 and under. Please bring a bag or basket to collect eggs in (5 eggs max per child)
We will be needing a few supplies so please keep your eye out for:
–PAPER LUNCH BAGS
We’ll be getting a candy donation from the Alberta Co-op so no need for those kinds of donations. We’ll be looking for help stuffing eggs on the evening of Wedneday, March 27.
We will also need some volunteers so if you or anyone you know would like to help hide eggs and clean the park-up before the event (around 9:30) or clean-up afterwards let us know. Please help spread the word!
Thanks, everyone. Spring is on its way!
Volunteer with your truck…and help plant trees in your neighborhood!
How to Get Involved:
Can you volunteer at the King Tree Planting?
February 9, 2013 8am-1pm
Yes? Great! Contact your Neighborhood Coordinator:
Irek Wielgosz (503) 828-6943
Want to volunteer with your truck at another planting?
Contact Friends of Trees at 503-282-8846 x18 or visit http://www.FriendsOfTrees.org/Volunteer. We need your help moving young trees to their new planting sites at your neighbors’ homes. Breakfast and lunch are included with this morning volunteer opportunity!
Applications are due January 15!
Walking around your neighborhood, do you see areas available for tree planting, street trees in need of maintenance, and neighbors who are concerned but don’t know where to begin? Urban Forestry is helping Portlanders take action to improve their community’s street trees by conducting tree inventories and creating neighborhood tree plans.
Communities begin by forming tree teams and gathering volunteers to conduct a street tree inventory. Volunteers are guided by Urban Forestry staff, who provide training and tools. Together, information is collected on tree species, size, health, site conditions, and available planting spaces. Data is analyzed and findings are presented to neighborhood stakeholders. Achievable strategies are set by the collective body to improve existing trees, identify opportunities for an expanding tree canopy, and connect the neighborhood with city and non-profit resources. The result is a Neighborhood Tree Plan. The plan identifies the current status and health of neighborhood street trees and provides recommendations for neighborhood action.
SAVE THE DATE! Cooking up Community
Do you work with an organization or non- profit that is thinking about integrating community cooking programs into your work?
Are you interested in using collective cooking groups as a way to support food justice and increase food security in your community?
Have access to a kitchen space that can be utilized by the public?
If so, join Kitchen Commons for an informal info session and training on Collective Cooking Group Facilitation. Our group leaders and coordinators will share what we have learned throughout the year in our pilot cooking groups, share resources and help you navigate through the initial steps of organizing your own cooking group. We’ll be meeting in one of our partner kitchens, with a chance to prepare a simple dish together. Our brand new Collective Cooking Group Handbooks will also be available to share with participants.
Collective Cooking Groups are a way of stretching food dollars, strengthening community ties and fostering resource and skill sharing. A typical group meets monthly or weekly, divides into teams to cook large quantities of several recipes, shares a meal together, and then takes home portions of each recipe to freeze or use during the week. Participants learn from each other, sharing tips and tactics for cooking healthy food even with busy schedules.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th 2012 12-2 pm
WHERE: Trinity Full Gospel Pentecostal
Church, 4801 NE 19th Avenue Portland, OR 97211
Light refreshments provided. Send RSVPs or questions to email@example.com. Space is limited.
MISSION: Kitchen Commons matches kitchen resources with community need, making it affordable and practical to cook healthy food, putting the dream of a food business in reach of low-income entrepreneurs, and advocating for food justice. http://kitchencommons.net
Apple Potluck in Two Plum Park
(between NE 6th and 7th Ave, Shaver and Mason)
Saturday September 22th, 4pm
Bring a dish including apples and Enjoy the first day of fall in Two Plum Park! There will also be kids crafts and music! And we’ll update you on fund raising efforts to have a bench installed in the Park! Out of respect for the environment, consider bringing your own plate and cutlery
The King School PTA will host a health fair in the King Facility lot, home of the farmers market, this Saturday, April 28th. Preceding the fair will be the first annual King 5k Fun Run. Registration for the run is $20 and can be had by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations will be accepted on-site the day of the run, but t-shirts may be limited.
To see the route map and learn more, go to: www.kingpta.org/5k-fun-runhealth-fair
The King Neighborhood Association will be on hand at the event. Come see us!
We are nearing the successful completion of the invasive species removal and replanting project at the King Neighborhood Facility. Thank to the tireless advocacy of neighbor Diego Gioseffi, this Earth Day will be another opportunity for the community to come together and plant the slope by the site of the farmers market with native plantings. Spread the word to all your friends!