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REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE! NSC COMMUNITY GARDEN RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 14

REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE! NSC COMMUNITY GARDEN RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 14

We’re about a week away! Reminder — the NSC Community Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place next Saturday, April 14th at the NSC Community Garden at the corner of the Pillow Elementary School Campus on Crosscreek and Flagstone.

Please bring $15 cash if you’re interested in purchasing a custom community garden t-shirt!

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FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

October-March is tree planting season in Austin. While North Shoal Creek’s residential core has a pretty good tree canopy, overall our neighborhood needs more trees. If your yard can use one or more trees, you can probably get free ones from TreeFolks, a local non-profit that partners with the City of Austin to encourage tree planting and care.

There are two ways to get a free tree from TreeFolks:

  1. Sign up for their Tree Delivery service.
  • call TreeFolks at
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SHOAL CREEK TRAIL PROJECT

SHOAL CREEK TRAIL PROJECT

There’s a new project afoot our neighborhood needs to get involved in. It’s the Shoal Creek Trail Project, sponsored by the Shoal Creek Conservancy. If/When it’s successfully completed, the trail will include our neighborhood. We received this invite to a series of meetings about the project; please go if you can!

“You’re invited to join Shoal Creek Conservancy for the first of a series of three Shoal Creek Trail: Vision to Action Plan community meetings. The Conservancy, a

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, 9:00 AM TO NOON

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, 9:00 AM TO NOON

WE NEED YOUR HELP DIGGING IT!

Our next workday is Saturday, May 20th

 9:00 AM to Noon

The plan is to start a compost pile and begin putting in a drip irrigation system.  Of course, we’ll also do some digging.

 

PLEASE COME HELP!

To volunteer, just email Sarah Brandon at gardenchair [at] nscna [dot] org and tell her you’ll be there.

Want some more information?

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COMMUNITY GARDEN GRANT

COMMUNITY GARDEN GRANT

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) Programs Assistant John Rooney (center) presents APF’s $10,000 grant for a North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Community Garden during the Association’s January 10th membership meeting. Receiving the grant are Community Garden team members (left to right): Katie Kelly, NSCNA VP Sarah Brandon, NSCNA President Amelia Cobb, Kenneth Webb, and Beautification Committee Chair Mary Jane Wier.

North Shoal Creek needs to match the Austin Parks Foundation grant with volunteer effort building the garden. So, volunteers are needed! To … Read More

Membership Approves Neighborhood Partnering Program Application

Membership Approves Neighborhood Partnering Program Application

At our Sept. 21st Special Membership Meeting, NSCNA members voted to approve applying to the City of Austin’s Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP). The NPP proposal NSCNA will submit to the City includes the following:
. a community garden to be constructed in the southwest corner of the Pillow Elementary School playground;
. beautification of traffic calming bulb-outs on Rockwood;
. beautification and neighborhood “branding” of two neighborhood bridges (the large one of Steck and the smaller one on Rockwood);
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REMINDER: MEETING SATURDAY 12:30-2:30pm, North Village Library

REMINDER: MEETING SATURDAY 12:30-2:30pm, North Village Library

Please come to the Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) meeting this Saturday from 12:30-2:30 at the North Village Library. This City program helps neighborhood groups cost-share small and medium sized neighborhood projects on City owned property or in the City’s right-of-way and may be a way for North Shoal Creek to get some neighborhood improvements sooner rather than later.

You’ll learn about how the NPP works, and you’ll be asked for your ideas about what projects we need. The deadline for … Read More

STYROFOAM RECYCLING

STYROFOAM RECYCLING

Hi neighbors! I have been collecting Styrofoam and taking it to a recycling center since last summer. I finally found the fabric that I was looking for to sew a couple of nets and establish a drop-off center at Pillow. So please hang on to your Styrofoam until I announce that the nets will be ready at Pillow for drop off.

If you have a lot and can’t wait a couple of weeks, here is the info on the Recycling … Read More

Tree Folks Distributing Free Trees In Our Neighborhood

Tree Folks Distributing Free Trees In Our Neighborhood

We’ve just learned the local organization Tree Folks is checking our neighborhood and putting flags in the yards of homes that qualify for one of their free trees. This has nothing to do with NSCNA’s tree planting grant; it’s just a happy coincidence. Here’s what we know about the Tree Folks program:

  • they’re giving away 5-gallon size trees
  • you have to plant the tree yourself
  • they’re offering a choice of live oak, Mexican white oak, or cedar elm

If you’ve … Read More