The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.

                              

MacGrove Moves

Join in by leaving your car at home and walking, jogging, biking or taking transit now through June 30!  

Curbside Chat with Strong Towns' Chuck Marohn

Join us for this curbside chat!
Strong Towns' Chuck Marohnwill host a Curbside Chat in Saint Paul, MN on Tuesday, May 3 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Minnesota History CenterCo-hosted by Saint Paul Healthy Transportation for All, this event seeks to enhance and encourage conversation on financial resilience as well as pedestrian infrastructure and road safety. 

This presentation is a great resource for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity during changing times. Mr. Marohn will also include a conversation about current road design practices, how road design relates to pedestrian safety, and how to design roadways that are safe for all. This presentation will be followed by Q&A. 

For more info or to register, click here

Walk or Bike to School Day

Four area schools are teaming up with the Mac-Grove Community Council and the Highland District Council for Walk or Bike to School Day 2016!  Expo Elementary, Holy Spirit, Randolph Heights and Cretin Derham Hall will be encouraging students to move their bodies to get to school on Wednesday, May 4. Each elementary school will also have a remote drop-off location for buses. 

Want to get involved?  We need volunteers to help kids cross streets safely at intersections along the route.  Sign up to volunteer here.  You can also show up to cheer on students, or take the pledge to walk or bike yourself that day!

Schools across the country are participating in this event! For more info on the national Walk or Bike to School Day, click here

Plant Shares

Spring Plant Share
Three locations!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. : 127 Amherst St & 1960 James Ave
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. : 1337 Osceola Ave 
& 1960 James Ave

Share your extra perennials, fruit bushes, and vegetable starts with other neighborhood gardeners! These popular exchanges are a great way to pick up new plants to diversity your garden while giving your divided perennials, fruit bushes, and extra vegetable starts a good home. The plant share is designed to be an exchange, though we suggest a $2 per plant minimum donation if you do not have plants to bring. This year, we're giving away FREE seedlings to folks hoping to start their own alley gardens in time for the Alley Garden Awards. 

 

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