Next Meeting: February 11th 2016!
Each month we gather to talk about the ongoing sustainability initiatives in Meridian and how we can better serve our community. We have several fun things planned for Spring 2016, a Canoe Trip on the Chunky River to observe the blooming Mountain Laurel, a wild wood foraging walk, Earths Bounty Farmers Market and many more events.
Our next meeting will be February 11 @ 5:30 with a very special guest. We will be at The Daily Grind on North Hills Street.
Promoting Sustainability through the FINE ARTS!
Join us Tuesday February 27th from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the Meridian Museum of Art to welcome Delta Artist Randall Andrews. The show is titled "Art Around Mississippi". Randall is a very well know Clarksdale artist who uses found materials to create stunning visual works. Randall will be at the opening to discuss his work, methods and vision. The show will run from February 10 - March 26th.
Canoe Trip on the Chunky River to see the blooming Mountain Laurel. This is open to all, it's a wonderful day on the river, we will be guided by our own Gail Barton. DATE / TIME to be announced via email.
"WALKING THE WOODS", this is a local walk in a near pristine landscape exploring wild edibles, wildlife, wildflowers. Guided by our own Jarrod Fogarty and Gail Barton. Time and date to be announced, Spring 2016 (most likely May)
FARM TO SCHOOL EVENT. Please join Sunny Baker Young as she presents "how to" work with local farmers to bringing fresh local food to our school systems. The presentation is 2:00PM January 15th on the 3rd floor auditorium of Meridian City Hall. This meeting is open to the public and will have Food Service Directors, local Farmers, concerned parents attending.
Go Green, Meridian broke ground June 20th on our latest community garden--The Greater Allen Chapel AME Community Garden! The Greater Allen Chapel AME Church is a 100 year old church located in Ward 2 of Meridian. Daryl Johnson is the man with the vision for Greater Allen Chapel AME Community Garden and he hopes to put unity back into this section of our community with our newest community garden! Go Green, Meridian's goal is to place a community garden in each of the 5 Wards of Meridian. We have three wards remaining! If you are ready to be the vision of our next community garden, please contact us. Your Ward/community could be next!
raising awareness | connecting community | living well
Go Green, Meridian is a now it's own 501-3C Non-Profit!
To increase awareness, connect the community, support our local farmers and businesses, and create a more sustainable and healthy life for the people of Meridian and surrounding areas.
Our goal is to growing community around issues of sustainability by identifying sustainable initiatives, connecting those efforts, and expanding on them. We teach people to improve their quality of life through sustainable choices.
You do not need to become a member to join us! We are a self funded group, we depend on donations to fund our efforts, contact Craig Wilkes if you have any questions, 917-664-7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.