Food saving basics class
NENA's Green Initiatives Committee hosts free webinars to keep our community informed and engaged. Make plans to join us on Nov.3 at 6:30 pm for our free online class on food savings basics with the UMN Extension Ramsey County Master Gardeners.
Saving, storing, and preserving fruits and vegetables is the best way to enjoy seasonal flavors and nutritional benefits for as long as possible. This class introduces participants to the many different methods of food preservation. More Info and to register: nokomiseast.org/calendar
Help NENA plan for future
Starting this year, the city of Minneapolis changed its funding structure for neighborhood associations like NENA. We have a 40% cut this year, 60% in 2022, and an 80% cut after that.
The board of sirectors is spending the next few months collecting feedback from our community on how to right-size our organization and priorities. We hope you interacted with us at in-person events, and we will be offering online ways to engage this fall and winter. NENA will roll out the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan at our annual meeting in April 2022. For more information and updates, visit nokomiseast.org/planning/
New home for Giving Garden
Founded in 2017, the Nokomis East Giving Garden, a NENA project, has made its home at St. James on the Parkway. The garden raises fresh vegetables and herbs for the Minnehaha Food Shelf and other hunger organizations.
In the spring of 2022, the garden will move to its new sunny home at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls! The volunteer gardeners and NENA are pleased to start this new "fruitful" partnership with Trinity. We are looking for new volunteers to join the planning committee and garden next season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest.
Home security rebates
NENA’s Home Security Rebates are for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah.
Eligible participants can apply for up to $500 in matching grant funds. This is a one-to-one matching grant and a rebate project. Examples of eligible improvements may include but are not limited to doors, motion lights for your home, garage, and alley, alarm, and camera systems. Ineligible expenses include window bars, ongoing maintenance and cost of security systems, and landscaping. Visit NENA’s website at nokomiseast.org/homesecurity/ for more program information and to apply.
Upcoming online meetings
11/1/2021: NENA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee at 6:30 p.m.
11/11/2021: NENA Green Initiatives Committee at 6:30 p.m.
11/18/2021: NENA Board of Directors at 6:30 p.m.
More at www.nokomiseast.org.
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