Green Team Information

The Green Team meets periodically throughout the year.  Please contact Marjorie Hegstrom at marjoriehegstrom@gmail.com for more information or to attend a meeting.  They would be happy to have you join them!

Green Team Projects

1. Kenwood School Garden: Helping Children Grow Since 2010. The Green Team coordinates the beautiful school garden on the south side of the building. We work with volunteers to get kids in the garden planting, weeding, harvesting and tasting. In 2018-2019 every classroom at Kenwood participated in the garden!

2. Stone Poem Raingarden: Art, Poetry, Storm Water Mitigation garden comprised of many beautiful native plants. This is a lovely spot for students to explore, relax and reflect outdoors. Volunteers mulch, weed and maintain this garden on the south side of the playground.

3. Kenwood Annual Benefit Rummage Sale and Green Resource Fair: This annual rummage sale promotes reuse and recycling, and offers a great collection of resources for people looking to learn more about green living. The event raises money for the Green Team. Volunteers work to promote the event, collect donations, setup the sale and donate unsold items. Sale is scheduled for late spring, coinciding with the school plant sale.

4. DNR School Forest: In partnership with the Minnesota DNR, the Cedar Lake Park Association, Minneapolis Park and Rec Board and the Mpls School Board, Kenwood School established a DNR School Forest in 2019. The Green Team supports Kenwood teachers in utilizing the forest. Volunteers lead hikes with students and help with the Oriole Feeding installation in the spring (usually May).

5. Cafeteria waste reduction: The Green Team works to reduce packaging and food waste in the cafeteria.

6. World Soles athletic shoe recycling (ongoing fund raiser with bins for shoes located at the Kenwood Rec Center).

7. Plant Sale: Kenwood holds an annual plant sale coordinated by 5th grade teacher Mr. Lee and the Green Team. Volunteers promote the sale, setup and process plant orders, pack orders and manage the onsite plant sale. Sale is scheduled for mid-May.

8. Tree Stewardship: In partnership with the City of Minneapolis Forestry Department, Green Team works to ensure the health of the playground trees and plan for tree succession/replacement as needed.