Sunday, September 6, 2009

We're blogging!

Hi ELC fans! We've started a blog so parents, volunteers or anyone who is just curious can be kept more regularly up to date on what's going on at the ELC. Parents can check on the latest program registration information; volunteers can see what opportunities are coming up for donating their time; and anyone who's interested can get a better idea of what's going on in the day-to-day world at our organization!

The bloggers for this our Nicole Stafford, our program director; and Hayes Seubert, our volunteer and service coordinator. Nicole has been around for awhile; she started at the ELC almost seven years ago as one of environmental educators. Hayes, on the other hand, has been around just a few months and has learned the ropes!

Nicole: We're now entrenched in our Fall program season after a successful summer of day camps and gardening. Great School Escapes are scheduled for all four Poudre School District in-service and parent conference days, and registration is in full swing. If you want to register your child, do it soon! The slots are filling up, and the first date is just two weeks away on September 21.

We also have our second Picnic on the Poudre event this Saturday (Sept 12) from 11am-3pm at Magpie Meander Natural Area. We'll have activities, food, supplies, and programs led in Spanish as well. Join us! The price couldn't be better (free!).

Hayes: Our garden has produced nearly 800 pounds (the equivalent of one gorilla) of organically grown produce for the Food Bank of Larimer County. Volunteers, we need you to help us harvest the last of it before the first frost; there are more tomatoes and zucunni to come. We had our first-ever "Garden Happy Hour" this past Friday and came up with a few more boxes worth of produce, followed by some true happy hour appetizers and relaxation. The next one is Friday, September 18 from 4-6pm. Join us!! Overall, our focus the next month will be on late-season harvesting and then closing up the garden for the season.

Enjoy the three day weekend. More blogging to come!

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