We will have some exciting speakers for our monthly neighborhood association meetings coming up in the next few months. They will be pertinent to our neighborhood, as well as for our community at large.
In November, we will welcome Barbara Bunting and Marsha Lehman from the Knox County Master Gardeners, talking about Fall soil preparation. They will address cleaning up the garden in preparation for winter, adding organic matter to our clay soils, soil testing and interpreting the results.
December, we take the month off, but in January, we are hoping to have Dana Wright from Tennessee Clean Water Network. She will talk about the importance of our local waterways, including First Creek, which flows through our neighborhood. She will be able to facilitate a neighborhood group to help keep our stretch of First Creek clean.
February will bring Ethiel Garlington, Director of Preservation Field Services, East Tennessee Preservation Alliance. Mr. Garlinton will speak about the work he is doing in the 15 counties in East Tennessee involving historic preservation.
Looking beyond that, we will have Jack Neely, noted local historian and writer for the Metro Pulse, as well as a return of the Knox County Master Gardeners to help us prepare for Spring.
As always, our meetings will begin with an update by our Knoxville Police liaison, Officer Whitehead, followed by any new business. Our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held the third Tuesday of each month--except December--at the Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail.
Mark your calendars, and please be sure to attend!