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Luna Lake HoeDown 2009

Posted by ppna on June 2, 2009

Are you looking for a great way to spend June 13th?

How about joining your east side neighbors for the 1st annual Luna Lake HOEdown.

Last year, a group of volunteers cleared the Luna Lake site and planted native perennials, shrubs, and trees, creating a rain garden. Now it is time to do some maintenance work on this neighborhood gem. On June 13th we’ll e mulching, weeding, labeling plants, re-planting, etc. from about 9-3pm (with a break for lunch) and then partying from 3-5pm.

We are looking for volunteers, gardening equipment, food donations, and Black-Eyed Susans.

We are also looking for folks to come and entertain us. If you are in an acoustic band we would like to have you entertain us.

This event is organized by neighbors for neighbors so please come out and help if you can. Of course we do accept monetary donations too (the plants aren’t cheap).

Please print and pass out the attached flier.

Luna Lake Hoedown PDF


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Thinking Spring

Posted by ppna on January 15, 2009

Hello Everyone,

This past week I attended a meeting with Amanda from Growing Hope and perhaps 25 other citizens interested in Urban Farming and community gardening. The turnout was amazing since the meeting was 7am on a 10 degree morning.

Another thing to think about is the 2nd Capture the Trash event. Last year’s event was a huge success. Most of the trash was removed from Riverside Park and Frog Island and even the East Depot Town Parking lot. The event is run by a the GREEN group at EMU so most of the participants were students. I think there were only about 6 people from the community represented. Hopefully for 2009 we will get a lot more support from the Ypsi community.

Here are a few things that will help with the effort:
1– we need more places to clean up, ideas are welcom
2– we need teams from all areas. Neighborhood teams, Business worker teams,
3– I think financial sponsors, award sponsors, and food sponsors would also be nice.

If you have any ideas let me know and I’ll pass them along. I believe the date for Capture the Trash 2009 is April 18th.

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