Category: The Green in Greenway

2018 FREE Fitness Class Schedule is Out- Mark Your Calendars!

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2018 FREE Fitness Class Schedule on the Downtown Greenway Classes this year will begin in May and will be held every Tuesday from 6-7pm through October (except for July because it is SO hot!) on the Downtown Greenway located at 475 Spring Garden Street. We are excited to offer free classes for the 4th season in partnership with the Bryan YMCA. We have some regular instructors from past seasons and welcome our new instructors. Click here for the classes/instructors. Look out for some new features this year-- a frequent attendee punch card and we will be participating in the DGI Summer Passport program-- the more you come the more chances you have of getting free stuff! Look for more info in the weeks to come and bios on each of our instructors.

SPOTLIGHT on Volunteers: Greensboro Permaculture Guild

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Special thanks to the Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their work on the Downtown Greenway on the section in front of Deep Roots Market on Eugene.  They have transferred fruit trees and perennials from the community garden at Holy Trinity to the area in front of Deep Roots to make way for new building construction at Holy Trinity. Thanks to Randall Hayes, Charlie Headington, Charlotte LeHecka, Alyssa McKim, David Mudd, Rob Pritchard, Elaine Shields, and Justin Vettel for coming out on a foggy morning to get their hands in the dirt! Stop by Deep Roots for lunch and enjoy the Permaculture Guild's hard work in beautifying the area and the Downtown Greenway. Deep Roots will be helping to maintain and water this section-- thank you!

LimeBikes bikeshare program coming to Greensboro!

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LimeBike will kick-off the city-wide expansion of the bike share program at First Friday on Friday, August 4th at 5:30 pm.  Come out on Friday to the block of 513 South Elm Street to take a test drive and find out more about the program.   Earlier this month, City Council approved a two-year agreement that allows LimeBike to offer bicycles for a fee anywhere in the city limits. People can use the LimeBike app to locate and rent a bicycle for $1 per half hour. LimeBike is already offered on the UNCG campus for $0.50 per half hour for students, faculty and staff. LimeBike plans to deliver 800 more three-speed bikes to Greensboro to be used at UNCG, NC A&T and in downtown Greensboro in early August. Downtown Greensboro Inc. and Action Greensboro officials are working with center city merchants to identify locations where the bikes can be parked. After the official bike share celebration stay for First Friday on the Block from 6-9pm on S. Elm St between MLK Jr. Drive & Lewis Street. Talk to representatives from LimeBike, listen to great music, participate in trivia, and grab some food. Click here for the event flyer. For more information about LimeBike, visit the company's website.

Huge Shout-out to Triad Chapter of NC Native Plant Society

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Members of the Triad Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society came out on March 25 to get the Bird, Bee, Butterfly Garden at Woven Works Park ready for spring by pulling weeds.  They have another work day set for Saturday, April 15. Special thanks to these volunteers: John Bartlett, Laurette Guay, Diane Laslie, Elizabeth Link, Deborah Staves, Lynda Waldrop, and Judy West. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

It’s Not Easy Being Green ‘People’s Choice’ Award announced

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Thanks to all who participated in the It's Not Easy Being Green holiday photo contest to support businesses affected by the construction of the Downtown Greenway on North Eugene Street.  A winner on social media was picked each week and received a $50 gift card from one of the four businesses: Crafted the Art of Street Food, Joymongers Brewing Company, Preyer Brewing Company & Deep Roots Market.          And the 'People's Choice' Award for the photo with the most 'likes' on social media is...... Congratulations to the winner of the 'People's Choice ' Award with a $25 gift card from each of the businesses.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and came out to support local this holiday season!  Keep shopping local at all of our great restaurants and businesses downtown.  

It’s Not Easy Being GREEN Holiday Photo Contest

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Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 14 Wednesday, December 21 Wednesday, December 28 Wednesday, January 4

Workday at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone

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A volunteer workday is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-4:00 pm at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street. Bring work gloves and a shovel-- we'll be planting flowers in the Bird, Bee, and Butterfly Garden on the site. Snacks and water provided.  Questions?  Call Dabney Sanders at 336.387.8353 or email dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

First Bike Fix-It Station installed on the Downtown Greenway

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The first BIKE FIX-IT STATION has been installed at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway at Spring Garden and South Edgeworth Streets. It was given to Greensboro by BikeWalkNC as a thank you for Greensboro hosting the NC Bike Summit in 2015.  Recycles Bike Shop located at  908A Spring Garden Street has volunteered to maintain the fix-it station and make sure it is in top working condition for when you need to stop by and make a repair to your ride. Stop by and check it out!        

Have you wondered which plants & trees are on the Tradition Cornerstone site?

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Have you wondered which plants and trees have been planted at the edible orchard on the Tradition Cornerstone site?  Well... we have a complete list! Click here to see a list of plantings and see what plant might be producing fruit next. Did you know that the Edible Orchard on the Downtown Greenway at Tradition Cornerstone is the first public orchard in Greensboro?

Green gardening tips from permaculture gardener Charlie Headington

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Permaculture Gardener Charlie Headington has written several articles that will help us be better stewards of the environment when it comes to gardening. As we become more aware of our environment & our impact upon it, it’s important to learn as much as we can. When we listen to all of those around us, we can begin to shape ideas that can protect the life of our planet so that it remains both viable & sustainable for all future generations. In that spirit, we are sharing this wonderful treasure trove of books on the subject. Click here for the book list compiled by Charlie Headington. On the Downtown Greenway at Meeting Place (Tradition Cornerstone), we're growing a low-maintenance community permaculture garden that eliminates the need for pesticides and is bearing fruit & flowers of all kinds. Want to plant a permaculture garden in your own yard? Here's a list of 50 plants that will get you there. In February, the Downtown Greenway & crew used the GREEN practice of sheet mulching to prep our planting beds at the new Innovation Cornerstone site at Lindsay and Murrow. Interested in learning how to use sheet mulching effectively in your garden? Charlie provides a step by step guide to getting the most out of your garden.