Thursday, August 25, 2011

Can you guess where this is?

Doesn't this look like our River Front Park? This is actually downtown Portland, OR!

Monday, August 22, 2011

City Sets 2nd Round of Garden Grants

If you are operating or would like to start a community garden in your

North Little Rock neighborhood, you may apply for funding from the City

of North Little Rock. Funding can be used for garden construction

materials in exchange for your volunteer planting and maintenance

efforts. Grants range from $500 to $3,000 per project.
Click here for more information and the grant application.

Deadline: Thursday, September 15th. Informational Meeting: Saturday,

August 27th, 10:00am, City Council Chambers, City Hall (300 Main St.,

2nd floor) Contact: Bernadette Gunn, Fit 2 Live Coordinator, City of North

Little Rock. Call (501) 975-8777 for more information.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Church Seeks 9/11 Art Submissions

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, First Presbyterian will be hosting an art exhibit of paintings and drawings that depict where the artist believes God was on the morning of those attacks. Submissions are being accepted through August 31. Submissions should include the work itself, contact information, a brief bio of the artist as well as a short description of the work. The artwork will be on display from September 9-September 25 at the church. Prizes will be awarded to the three pieces that best embody the theme. For more information, contact Rev. Anne Russ at

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gettin' back up on that horse....

Wanted to apologize for not posting the last few weeks. I have been very busy. Recently I traveled to Portland, OR, came home exhausted (there is so much to do in Portland!!),  my son Dan came for a visit from Denver, then there is this thing called work and my other city commitments that  rendered me useless for blogging. Please forgive me and I hope to get back in the saddle again!
We are currently working on the Annual Gems & Junk Sale on Saturday Sept 17th, the ad has been placed, contributions are trickling in and hard working Monty Bradburn is doing everything else. Please don't forget to submit your $5.00 contribution towards the ad, this assures your placement on the map. If you have any questions you can call me at 376-1127 or feel free to drop it in my secure mail slot at 216 West 6th st. Just make sure you put money in an envelope that has you name, phone number and address listed.
More information will be posted as we get closer to Sale and the next Boosters meeting on Sept 1st. Watch for the September newsletter as Monty has made a nice flyer with additional information.

Friday, August 5, 2011

City Awards $18,956 to Gardens

The City of North Little Rock has awarded a total of $18,956 to seven community garden projects in North Little Rock.

Grants were awarded to: Argenta Community Garden: $2,535, Dark Hollow CDC: $1,980, Dixie Community Gardens: $3,105, East Second Street Community Garden: $3,300, The People Tree/Argenta Vegetable Garden: $3,300, The People Tree/Sherman Park CDC: $3,300,
Senior Citizens Outreach Service: $1,436.

The Fit 2 Live Community Garden Grant Program is funded by North Little Rock's City Council as part of an effort to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables across the City. City Council allocated a total of $40,000 ($10,000 for each of the city's four wards) to assist with building or improving community gardens. The grants are part of North Little Rock's on-going Fit 2 Live wellness initiative, committed to increasing healthy eating and active living opportunities for all residents.

The remaining funds will be used for a second round of garden grants in the autumn. The City aims to support new projects, especially in Wards 1, 3 and 4. Interested individuals or groups may contact Bernadette Gunn, Fit 2 Live Coordinator, at or 501-975-8777.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Natural State of America Screening"

If you missed this documentary by local film maker, Dr. Brian Campbell, at the Little Rock Film Festival, you can catch it at First Presbyterian Church in Argenta.

Monday, August 8, 7:30 p.m., First Pres Fellowship Hall, (501) 374-7677, 201 W 4th Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock.