It’s time to plan for spring… and beyond! The NECC has hosted a huge, lovely Community Barbecue at Isleville Park the last two Junes. The date for this year’s is June 18 – rain date of June 19 – and we need a bunch of hands of help. March 19, from 1-2:30 at Needham Centre on Devonshire Ave, will be an opportunity to plan.
Regardless whether we meet early, mid or late-afternoon, it’ll be at Needham Centre on Devonshire Ave.
The meeting will also be good chance to talk about a possible North End Garden Summit – an idea we’re mulling over for April/ May; and for folks interested in helping to establish a new community garden adjacent to Needham Centre to speak up.
As you can read if you delve into the notes from the March 4 North End Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable, March 4 – Roundtable, NECC needs to do some housework. Right now, it’s a project but not a stand-alone not-for-profit, with a one-day-a-week community organizer. That’s just not enough time to build relationships and bring people together to make good stuff happen. So… time to write some grants, fill out some forms, etc., and that means it’ll be a while before another awesome workshop or community potluck.
There are lots of other interesting nuggets in the notes – like that In Full Bloom will happen at the Bloomfield Centre on June 22nd. Don’t forget to check the bulletin board for community events too.