NEIGHBORHOOD POTLUCK

Join us for a Pensacola Park Neighborhood Association Potluck on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 from 5 to 7pm at the circle at the end of Penmoken Park, rain or shine. We will close down the street at the end of Penmoken entering into the circle. Neighbors from all of the Pensacola Park Neighborhood district — from Goodrich to Suburban — are invited. Bring your favorite dishes, a set of lawn chairs, and a smile. We will also be finishing up planting the Penmoken Circle in honor of our late councilman, Jake Gibbs.

Donate plants to our upcoming plant sale

We’re looking for plant donations for our annual plant sale. You can donate any plants from inside or outside your house that need a new home, or purchase something new from a retailer to donate. Contact us here or email pensacolapark@gmail.com for more information.

If you’re in planting mode, then stop in and buy some plants. The sale is May 14th, 9am-2pm at 125 Rosemont Garden. Proceeds will go toward the neighborhood newsletter and neighborhood improvements — like the 41 trees we’ve planted in the neighborhood in the last 3 years!

No Mow May

Americans have a love affair with lawns⁠—maintaining roughly 40 million acres, or 2% of land in the US, making them the single largest irrigated crop we grow. Lawns require frequent mowing, raking, fertilizing, weeding, chemical treatment, and watering⁠—sucking up time, money, and other resources. Not only are lawns burdensome for the people maintaining them, but they also provide little positive benefit to wildlife, and in fact are often harmful. The traditional monoculture lawn lacks floral resources or nesting sites for bees and is often treated with large amounts of pesticides that harm bees and other invertebrates. When we think of habitat loss, we tend to imagine bulldozers and rutted dirt, but acres of manicured lawn are as much a loss of habitat as any development site. 

https://beecityusa.org/no-mow-may/

No Mow May is a voluntary movement that started in the UK to encourage homeowners to temporarily park their lawnmowers and let nature take its course, in order to increase habitats for bees and other pollinators.

The movement is spreading in the US as well. In 2020, Appleton, Wisconsin was the first US city to participate officially. A subsequent study of homes of those volunteer participants found they “had more diverse and abundant flora than regularly mowed green spaces throughout the city. No Mow May homes had three times higher bee richness and five times higher bee abundances than frequently mowed greenspaces.”

We are encouraging Lexington to get behind No Mow May. If you don’t feel inclined to let your front yard go wild for a month, think about the back yard, or even a small part of the back yard, and give it a try. Learn more at https://beecityusa.org/no-mow-may/ or search for “No Mow May” online.

Easter Egg Hunt

SATURDAY APRIL 16
9:30AM gather the kids (donuts and coffee will be provided)
9:45-11:00AM Easter egg hunt

Pensacola Park Neighborhood Association has teamed up with WGPL Neighborhood Association in bringing back the annual Easter egg hunt for 1-10 year olds at Goodrich Park (at the railroad end of Goodrich Avenue). There will be three sections flagged for different ages: 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10.