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Earth Day Event AND Organics Recycling – April 26th!

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Hello Organic Recyclers!

We are about to go live with your Drop-off, Organics Recycling Program! 

The program will officially kick off  on Saturday, April 26th at Hale Page Diamond Lake’s Earth Day Celebration!   Join us at Pearl Park between 9:30am – 12pm.  There will be food, coffee, door-prizes, and of course, clean-up supplies for people who want to help tidy up the neighborhood!

 At this event,  we will be providing organics recycling training to ensure our compost has minimal contamination and to make sure everyone gets the maximum, garbage-reducing benefit from the program.  After completing the training, you can pick up a handy at-home guide, FREE compostable bags, coupons, and get started collecting organics at home.  Trainings will run every 30 minutes or so.

Why compost, you ask?

  • Huge reduction in trash produced (less to HERC)
  • Can compost items that can’t go in a backyard bin (like meat, dairy,  and soiled paper)
  • Organics recycling takes just minutes a week.
  • 1/3 of trash in Minnesota is compostable.
  • It’s green!
  • It’s a way to reduce your family’s carbon footprint.

Beginning on Saturday, April 26th, the organics recycling carts will be in the Pearl Park front lot and ready for use.  For the first couple months of the program, drop-off will be staffed by volunteers to help ensure there is minimal contamination and that everyone understands how the program works.  Come by with your organics on either Saturdays from 9am – 12pm or Tuesdays from 4pm – 7pm each week.

Please visit the City of Minneapolis webpage Pearl Park Residential Organics Drop-Off  to find more info on the program, specifics on what is and is not compostable, a sign-up feature to be a part of the program, and other links and information.Happy Spring, everyone!  See you at Pearl Park on the 26th!
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Hale Field Plant Sale

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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The Hale & Field Annual Plant Sale is finally here and with it comes SPRING

Order Now!

Pre-Order Deadline: April 18th

 

Plant Sale Pick-Up: Saturday, May 10th

Hale School Parking Lot, 8-11am

1220 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

 

*New Feature: Gift Cards from Bachman’s, Wagners & Pahl’s*

 

*Note: We will not be hosting The Garden Sale this year*

 

 

Please visit the website at: http://www.halefieldpta.com/catalog/ to start shopping a Wide selection of gorgeous plants from Pahl’s Market, one of Minnesota’s best, family-owned nurseries.

 

 

Questions: Please contact the Landscape Committee co-chairs: Cindy Goehring, ckgoehring@gmail.com or Nicole Starks, starksnicole@hotmail.com

 

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Organics Recycling meeting Summary December 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Neither snow nor ice could prevent residents of Tangletown and HPDL from attending our Organics Recycling Summit. In attendance were representatives from Hennepin county, the city of Minneapolis and our city council member John Quincy.

John Jaimez from Hennepin Co provided an overview of the waste process in our county and how organics recycling fits into that system. He showed a few benefits of finalized compost; erosion control and highway revitalization landscaping.

David Herberholz and Kellie Kish from the City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste and Recycling, detailed the cost analysis of using different containers and explained the statistics and structure of the ongoing organics recycling pilot programs in Minneapolis and surrounding townships.

Lauren Anderson, Tangletown board member and coordinator of the Macalester-Groveland compost project, explained the do’s and don’ts of organics recycling and how it differs from backyard composting. It turns out dairy and milk are approved organics recycling material for the type of drop-site organics recycling program we are planning to implement!

The evening wrapped with a brief Q&A and a door prize followed by closing statements from Minneapolis Council Member John Quincy. There proved to be no shortage of enthusiasm towards the project and we look forward to bringing organics recycling to a location near you in the very near future! Check this website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ( @hpdl_mpls ) to stay abreast of any future developments.

 

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John Jaimez from Hennepin Co provided an overview of the waste process in our county and how organics recycling fits into that system

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Councilman John Quincy showed his support and helped us close out the meeting

 

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The November Issue of “…in the news” is out!

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
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