Gardening Workshops to be Presented
Harlan Day, leader of the New Chauncey Gardeners group passes on to us this information from Jeff Phillips, Tippecanoe County Extension Educator. Purdue Ag Extension is sponsoring a series of workshops that will be offered from February through April on Conserving Nature. The workshops will have great speakers and topics and all will be held at the Tippecanoe County Extension Office. Please pass the flyer along to others. This might get you thinking about your gardens and yards during this snowy time. Call Mr. Phillips if you have any questions.
Purdue Extension/Tippecanoe County
3150 Sagamore Parkway South
Lafayette IN 47905-5156
From the brochure:
Do you enjoy nature? Do you want to develop or enhance wildlife habitat on your property? Do you own 10 or fewer acres? If the answer to one or more of these questions is “yes” then this program is for you. Purdue University Extension is exited to bring this program to our area. You will learn about techniques, practices and assistance for developing and enhancing forests, landscapes, ponds and other natural resources on your land.
Classroom sessions will take place at the Purdue Extension office in Tippecanoe County. Refreshments and snacks will be served each session. A field tour of a local property will be conducted on Saturday, March 29th (8:30 to 11:00 am). The Pond session is optional. If at least XX people are interested (have ponds or are interested in building ponds), it will be conducted on April 3 at our normal time and location.
Hey New Chauncey!
Make sure to get your Boiler Blast job requests in as soon as possible.
What’s Boiler Blast you say?
Boiler Blast is organized each year by the Civic Engagement & Leadership Development (CELD, formerly BVN) and gives Purdue students an opportunity to give back to the community by providing volunteer service. The students have a good time as they give neighboring areas a little TLC. It is a big win for everyone.
This year, the Boiler Blast Committee goal is this year is 1,500 students and 200 resident participants, so they will have a lot of students ready to help you out.
What projects are eligible?
In addition to on campus projects and projects for the City, students have tackled all kinds of projects around the neighborhood including the always popular “window cleaning.” Other past projects have included:
- Clearing large hillsides of leaves, debris, and litter,
- Helping Scott with the Day Lilly beds in the New Chauncey Neighborhood
- Collecting scrap concrete and debris from neighborhood ally ways
- Building planter boxes
- Picking up trash and garbage along the streets and alleys of New Chauncey
When is Bolier Blast?
Boiler Blast will take place on Saturday April 5th, 2014. You can expect the students to start arriving in the neighborhood after 10:00 or so.
Submit your job request today!
To aid in the planning process, the Boiler Blast Committee has requested us to submit our job requests to them just as soon as possible. Please complete the form on their website with your request
Can I help out?
I’m so glad that you asked. We will need 6-8 volunteers from the neighborhood to help coordinate the New Chauncey specific jobs. Traditionally there have been 3-4 drop off locations for the students who are going to help out on the neighborhood projects. Our neighborhood volunteers provide maps and taks specifics for these students. It takes about an hour on Saturday morning. Please contact us to volunteer
Also, we need a pickup truck (any size will do) to collect the bags of debris the students will leave on corners in New Chauncey. This is a two person job (a driver and someone to help grab the bags and put them in the truck). This is about a 90 minute job start to finish and is done sometime in the early afternoon. Again, please let us know if you can help us out with this small task.
This year’s edition is going to be terrific!
Our dance caller will again be Barry Rubin, with echoes of the Ozarks music by the Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band.
Music for young, old and to listen, tap your feet, reel and promenade! Join us at 6:00 pm at the University Church in West Lafayette (320 North Street)
Please help us get an accurate head count by RSVPing on our Look for your eVite invitation.
We can always use set up help (putting up tables, etc.) at 5 pm or as soon as you can get there after 5. Please add a comment on the eVite if you can help us set up.
If you have questions or comments, please let us know.
Had a great time at the Soup ‘n Dance 2014! Here are a couple of ani-gifs that capture a moment.
Our very own Carl Griffin mopping the floor after the festivities. Thanks to all that stayed after to help clean-up.
We hope everyone is faring well in the storm. If you need assistance, please contact a neighbor and/or appropriate emergency personnel.
Faith West Community Center, 1920 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, is a warming shelter. Anyone wishing to use the shelter should call the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200 and they will arrange transportation.
More information about emergency shelters and helpful numbers on the Journal and Courier web site.
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