Archive for March, 2011

RSVP for upcoming Livable Streets Workshop

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2011

Adair County Annex Building, 301 N. Franklin

RSVP: (660) 627-1485

I invite you to attend the Livable Streets Workshop 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2011 at the Adair County Annex Building, 301 N. Franklin. People want to live in a vibrant community filled with opportunity. Part of that package is a city where people can safely get around, whether it’s by car, bicycle or foot—this is where the concept of Livable Streets comes in. We hope you’ll join us in the discussion of how Livable Streets can fit in the Kirksville community. Hosted by the City of Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department and MU Extension, the workshop is free, and will be followed by a City-sponsored Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to discuss the City of Kirksville’s Master Trail Plan and the proposed FLATS Trail.

Livable Streets is a design and planning approach that considers the needs of drivers, as well as the transportation needs of children and families, the disabled, seniors and bicyclists. Across the state, there is growing interest in applying Livable Streets elements to new planning and transportation projects, such as the Master Trail Plan and the FLATS Trail. To date in Missouri, there are 11 communities that have passed Livable Streets or Complete Streets ordinances or policies. Communities can adopt these non-binding resolutions to help set policy directions and ensure safe access to physical activity for all residents, regardless of ability.

Please feel free to invite anyone interested in learning how to create a more walkable, bikable and accessible community to attend the free Livable Streets Advocacy Training. For more information, questions or to RSVP for this event, contact the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department at (660) 627-1485.

Moving Again

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

We’ll be moving to an as-far-as-we-can-tell permanent location in the coming weeks.  Make sure to wave if you see someone biking a load of boxes and furniture over to the corner of Scott and Fible.

Many Thanks to the Rot Riders (home compost pick-up crew) for letting us use their bike trailers for the move.

Another Free Gardening Workshop

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

If you miss the first and still want to go, MU Extension is offering a second workshop.  It should be a great way to get into gardening season!

SMALL FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP
April 7, 2011
9:30-3:00
Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-10:45-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

10:45-11:00-Break

11:00-11:15-Using Raised Beds

11:15-12:00-Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own

12:45-1:30- Panel of gardeners speak about their gardening experience

1:30-1:45-Companion Planting

1:45-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-3:00-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:00-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by April 5 and your lunch must be paid for by then. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

Free Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Want to start a garden and don’t know where to start?  Already been gardening and want to learn some more?  Well the amazing people over at MU Extension are putting on a free vegetable gardening workshop.  Read on for info.

VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP

March 24, 2011

9:30-3:15

Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-11:00-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

11:00-11:15-Break

11:15-12:00- Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own lunch

12:45-1:15- Safe Handling of Produce

1:15-1:30- Using Raised Beds

1:30-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-2:30-Companion Planting

2:30-3:15-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:15-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by March 22 and your lunch must be paid for by then or you will not receive a lunch. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

Volunteer to Promote Safe Biking in Kirksville

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Moonlight Ride needs 4-5 volunteers for the registration table at the Moonlight Ride on Saturday, April 19. Registration and set up will start at 5:30 p.m. with the ride starting at 7:00 p.m. Registration ends a few minutes before the ride starts, so if you are planning on doing the ride it should also be possible to do registration.

Please contact Rachel, 573-268-8770, or 660-626-2889, or [email protected], if you can help. Thanks!