Purdue Extension Lawrence County Releases Quarterly Report

(LAWRENCE CO.) – The Lawrence County Purdue Extension has released its quarterly report from July-September.

The Annual Listen N Learn will be held on November 5, 2020. Due to the current pandemic, the event will be held virtually from noon until 1:00 p.m.

Steve Yoder will be a special guest and Purdue Extension of Lawrence County members will present information on how to Stay Engaged with Volunteers and Staff while discussing the happenings of the Purdue Extension this year.

Register by November 4, 2020, at http://bit.ly/LnLRegister to ensure you receive connection details.

Community Wellness

Three on-site farmers’ markets were hosted at Cambridge Square in August and September. Throughout the summer the Community Wellness Coordinator worked with Cambridge Square and Bedford Farmers Market as well as the Nutrition Wellness Program advisor to increase access to fresh produce and nutrition education to seniors.

With funds provided by Glick Philanthropies, vouchers were produced and distributed to use at the farmers’ markets. Those who attended nutrition classes hosted by the NEPA or utilized produce from the Cambridge Square Gardens were eligible to receive the vouchers.

The CWC is currently serving on the Lawrence County Parks Partnership project. This project is the result of Regional Opportunities Initiatives (ROI) grant funding to make Avoca Fish Hatchery the first county park. The trustee of Marshall Township and area residents have been improving, maintaining, and managing the park over the last several months.

Health & Human Sciences

A team of nine Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Extension Educators from Southeast Indiana collobrated on a ‘Back To Scholl’ program in August.

The purpose of the program was to provide parents and caregivers of youth resources to feel better prepared for the school year. Topics of the program included: mental health tips and tricks, back to school tips for success, saving on school lunches, quick supper ideas for school nights, healthy school lunches and afterschool snacks, sleep tips, quick breakfast, and snack ideas, mask-wearing tips. The program reached 15,942 indirect contacts. Resources for the ‘ Back To School’ program can be found on the Lawrence County Purdue Extension Facebook Page.

Empower Me to Be Clutter Free

The Health & Human Science Extension Educator is excited to offer a series on empowering yourself to be clutter free. Join three virtual sessions to learn steps to eliminate clutter at home and work. Sessions will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Session 1 – Beyond The Chaos of Clutter – November 12
  • Session 2 – The Paper Trap – November 19
  • Session 3 – Maintaining Order – November 24

Register online for one or more sessions at http://bit.ly/RegisterClutterFree

Here is a Events and Programs from July-September 2020

  • Planning the Fall Vegetable Garden Webinar – 201 participants
  • Black Vulture Webinar – 82 participants
  • Fall Lawn Care – 70 participants
  • Fall Garden Roundup – 88 participants
  • 4-H Volunteer Training – 22 participants
  • Hope Resource Center: Stress Management – 2 sessions – 5 participants
  • Southeast District Back To School Programing – 15,942 participants
  • Get WalkIN – Email Program – 7 sessions – 56 participants
  • Hope Resource Center – Safe Sleep – 2 sessions – 4- participants
  • Eat Smart Move More NEP Lessons – 36 sessions – 45 participants
  • Virtual 4-H Club, Committee and board meetings – 13 sessions

A total of 66 sessions with over 16,515 participants, 190 consultations, and 22 community and coalition meetings were held from July- September.