Monthly Archives: March 2010

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Farm Project Meeting, March 22

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Planning meeting for Farm Project fund raising event(s)
Monday, March 22
537 Enright (Suellyn’s)
7 – 8:30pm


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CSA March 20, 9:30 a.m.

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Work Orientation for CSA shareholders
At the Greenhouse
Saturday March 20
9:30am- 12:30pm


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Friday, March 19, 2:00 pm – EGG

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The next meeting of the EGG committee will be Friday, March 19th at 2:00 pm at Imago’s Earth Center on Enright. Please join us to discuss the Bike Co-op, a Community Wildlife Habitat, Rainwater Harvesting in Off The Grid initiatives, and working within the larger Eco Village community in support of various ERUEV interests and projects. Bring a friend!


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March 14, April 10: Workshops

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TWO WORKSHOPS:

1. INSULATING EXTERIOR WALLS: MARCH 13, 2010

2. INSTALLING REPLACEMENT WINDOWS: April 10, 2010

YOU’LL GET A CHANCE TO LEARN BY DOING

LEARN THESE SKILLS AND YOU WILL BE WELL ON YOUR WAY TO KNOWING HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT

All workshops will be held at 753 McPherson Ave, in the Price Hill Eco-Village on McPherson. Sessions will run from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Cost: $30 per session for members of Imago and the Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village, $40 for non-members.

Both sessions: $45 for members, $70 for non-members.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Workshop 1: Insulating Exterior Walls

Insulation is relatively cheap and makes a huge difference in keeping your house warm and reducing energy bills. The primary cost is labor. With this course you will learn some steps in how to do it yourself, and if you hire someone you will know the questions to ask and if they are doing the job correctly. We have found that the best way to insulate exterior walls on a frame building is to blow in cellulose insulation. In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for insulating walls from the inside using cellulose insulation including:

  • Preparing the site
  • Understanding the walls and how they work
  • Determining where the holes will go and drilling them
  • How the insulation blower works
  • Putting the insulation into the blower
  • Using the nosel to blow insulation in to the walls
  • Patching the walls when finished
  • Clean-up

Instructors: Jerry Ropp, Jeanne Stass and Jim Schenk

Workshop 2: Installing Replacement Windows

Windows are one of the greatest energy losers in old homes. In the winter, cold air rushes in while hot air rushes out. The opposite happens in the summer. New double pane windows will greatly decrease energy loss in your older home. While the windows are not cheap, the installation is very expensive. Again, whether you plan to do it yourself or hire someone, this workshop will prepare you. You will learn:

  • Determining the need for new windows
  • Measuring the opening of the window and ordering new ones
  • the tools needed to remove old windows and install new ones
  • Preparing the opening for new windows
  • Installing new windows
  • Clean-up

This will be a hands on workshop; you will help to remove and install a window. Instructors: Jim and Devin Schenk

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Raise some FUN! March 15

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The next FUNdraising meeting is March 15 at 686 Enright Avenue, 7pm. We’ll be planning the Harvest Festival and several other upcoming events. All are welcome!


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Tool Day! Saturday, March 6

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Tool Day at the Ecovillage! 10:00am Saturday, March 6th

I am so sick of crummy tools that are terribly balanced & break in a season. Here is a chance to get the BEST! Order ahead to get what you want. No time for class? Come & pick up


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Farm Project Meeting

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Monday March 8 at Imago Earth Center

6pm stop in at the greenhouse to see what’s happened since the end of CSA season
return to Earth Center for pot luck refreshment
7pm meeting at the Earth Center