The North End Community Circle will meet at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the community room of Needham on. We’ll have enough finger food to fill our bellies (as Needham doesn’t have a full kitchen; email if you wish to contribute) and then meet from 5:30 – 6:30 to discuss the NECC community garden at Needham and update planning for the June 18 BBQ at Isleville Park.
Thanks, in advance, to members of Mulgrave Park Baptist Church who, I understand, have committed to rolling three barbecues to the park! They will also help in a myriad of other ways. Phoenix Youth from Mulgrave Park also plan to help out, with both youth and staff. Many hands will make the 2014 North End Community Barbecue a great success. Put June 18, 4 – 7 p.m., in your calendar, as well as the raindate of June 19.
(Note: if anyone would like to join a conversation about how to “grow” the NECC – in terms of funding and governance – please be in touch. An advisory committee will meet at 4 p.m. on April 16 to discuss these “under the hood” topics.)
Other upcoming NECC events:
Tuesday, May 6, 9 a.m., at Veith House: The North End Multi-Service Roundtable will meet. This is a chance to not-for-profits and other organizations serving the North End to swap information and seek out partnerships. (Note: we’ll put up posters . Feel free to send them in .pdf or .jpg format.)
Saturday, time/date in May TBD: Once the Africville Museum has gotten news of their summer staff, they and the NECC will co-host a walking tour to the museum from the end of Novalea.
May/June: building/planting days. NECC’s application to use land adjacent to Needham Centre for a community garden will be considered soon by HRM staff. Several organizations and a number of residents have expressed interest in plots and others – even if they don’t want their own raised bed – are keen to help with building and maintaining the garden. Stay tuned! Thanks to the Ecology Action Centre’s food program for supporting us and other community garden initiatives in the North End.