Category: The Green in Greenway

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.

Lincoln Financial Group employees volunteer on the greenway

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A huge SHOUTOUT to Lincoln Financial Group employees who came out last week to spread mulch on the edible orchard at the Tradition Cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway. The Tradition Cornerstone is located at Smith and Prescott Streets.  Do you have a group who would be interested in helping on the Downtown Greenway?  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org for more information.            

Thank you Downtown Greenway Volunteers!

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Special thanks to the 50+ volunteers who came out on February 26 and 27 to lay newsprint and spread mulch on the area around the stream bank at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd.  The sheet mulching will prepare the site for plantings later this fall once the cornerstone is complete. Click here to see photos from the workdays. Thanks to these groups who helped: T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society Piedmont Bird Club Guilford Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society Students & faculty from NCA&T and UNCG Peacehaven Farm  News & Record for their donation of newsprint City of Greensboro for the donation of mulch and water access Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their consultation on the sheet mulching project Click here to find out more about the Innovation Cornerstone project.  Construction on the site will begin the end of March with completion of site and art by the end of May. Interested in helping at the next workday?  We have one scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 9-12 noon.  Click here for more details.

How to report a maintenance issue on the city trails

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Have you every wondered how to report a maintenance issue on the Downtown Greenway or on any city trail or greenway?  It's easy-- there are 3 ways that you can report an issue. Call the City at 373-CITY Use the City of Greensboro Fix-It App by downloading on your mobile device.  Click here for instructions. Email the City at cogcc@greensboro-nc.gov