Friday, October 23, 2009

EcoVillage Demonstration Garden Planting Tomorrow!

Guest post and photo by the Hawthorne Hawkman. Image from Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

Progress in the EcoVillage has been moving forward by leaps and bounds this year; from crime dropping significantly when the apartment complex of anarchy went down to homes being available for rehab, to new construction being just about ready to begin.

But some plans have changed around, and neighbors are gathering tomorrow morning from 8 to3 to...

plant a demonstration garden on the area where "Phase I" will be built. Phase I will consist of townhomes in a courtyard setting, but the construction of that is far enough away that neighbors want to see something happen here in the meantime. So we're planting this garden (click for the JNS pdf site and a larger version of the image above).

The illustration shows what the southeast corner of 31st Ave N and 6th St N will look like once we're done with the plantings. The flags will give volunteers an idea of the layout as we get everything set up. Although it kind of reminds me of a certain time-wasting computer game.

By all accounts, the weather should cooperate, and folks are encouraged to come and help out for whatever time they can. Come and help transform NoMi!


Recessionista Genie said...

Wow, this blog is awesome! I didn't realize how much trouble Minneapolis has and also how much good is being done there. I work for a social justice organization in Michigan that mobilizes people (mainly through churches) to do social action (mainly policy level). I might be coming to your town for a conference this summer. Keep up the good work! :)

Johnny Northside said...

Be sure to let us know when you are coming to town and thanks for your kind words.