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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!        

The RESULTS are in from the Run 4 the Greenway!

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The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success! We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run! The RESULTS are in! The top winners are: Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran Congratulations to all the runners and walkers! Click here to see all the results. Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.  

7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway-September 24, 2016

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7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway Registration is Open! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway ANNOUNCING: CHANGE IN LOCATION AND RACE ROUTE FOR 2016! The race route has changed due to the opening of the Innovation Cornerstone later this summer. The event will be held at the Innovation Cornerstone/Cumberland Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. Start and finish will be at the Innovation Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting for the newly completed Innovation Cornerstone will be held from 3-4 pm. 4 Mile Run: (Click here for the 4 mile route) On-line through September 11 (by 11:59 pm): $25.00 On-line through September 12-22 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00 Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 24 and Day of Race: $35.00 4 mile Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile   One Mile Walk/Run: (Click here for 1 mile route) On-line through September 22 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 (non-timed) 1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00 1 mile Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under). SCHEDULE: 3:00PM-4:00PM – Innovation Cornerstone Ribbon Cutting (remarks at 3:15PM) 3:30PM-4:45PM – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Cumberland Park 5:15 PM – 1 Mile Walk begins 5:45 PM – 4 Mile event begins 6:30-7:00 PM – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Music, Entertainment, Food at Cumberland Park For more information about the race course, packet pick-up, awards, or to register, go to the Jones Racing Company www.jonesracing.com . Not a runner and would like to volunteer?  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Downtown Greensboro Restaurant Week

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Mark your calendar for August 22-25, 2016 for the 2016 Downtown Greensboro Restaurant Week benefiting the Downtown Greenway! All restaurants and bars located in and around the Downtown Greenway have been invited to participate. By participating in Restaurant Week, 18% of proceeds from special offerings from each restaurant will go to the Downtown Greenway and you will be supporting the vibrant downtown restaurant community. The restaurants that are on board so far are: 1618 Downtown B. Christopher's Blue Denim Crafted The Art of the Taco Crafted The Art of Street Food Joymongers Brewing Co. LaRue Elm Manny's Universal Cafe M'Coul's Public House Natty Greene's* The Pour House The Table on Elm Tikihut Italian Ice Truck Undercurrent The Worx // 3e3;case"diversity":return g.fillText(h(55356,57221),0,0),c=g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data,d=c[0]+","+c[1]+","+c[2]+","+c[3],g.fillText(h(55356,57221,55356,57343),0,0),c=g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data,e=c[0]+","+c[1]+","+c[2]+","+c[3],d!==e;case"simple":return g.fillText(h(55357,56835),0,0),0!==g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data[0];case"unicode8":return g.fillText(h(55356,57135),0,0),0!==g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data[0]}return!1}function e(a){var c=b.createElement("script");c.src=a,c.type="text/javascript",b.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(c)}var f,g,h,i;for(i=Array("simple","flag","unicode8","diversity"),c.supports={everything:!0,everythingExceptFlag:!0},h=0;h// // // // // // // // *Natty Greene’s is participating in Restaurant Week during their ‘Good Work Wednesdays’ program on Wednesday, August 17th and will give a percentage of sales that day to the Downtown Greenway. Are you a downtown restaurant or bar and did not receive a packet and want to participate?  Complete the participation form and email Nick Wilson at nick@1618concepts.com with any questions.

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.

Plans unveiled for Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway

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Plans for the recommended crossings along the railroad along Phase 4 of the Downtown Greenway and the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway were presented at two public meetings at Action Greensboro on February 25.  Click here to review the recommended design plans.  To view the renderings of the enhancement areas along the Downtown Greenway, click here.  A final functional design is expected in early summer 2016, a final engineered design in summer 2017, and construction expected following that. For more information about the project, Click here to read the project newsletter. Read article in News & Record on 2.26.16 about the plans.