Still the events at STEPS keep on coming! We have many more lined up for the coming season. We have some exciting things going on with STEPS so read on to find out about them! As always we would love to talk with you about ideas you may have, or if you are new to STEPS point you in the right direction of groups and projects that you might like to participate in. We currently have 3 focus groups that meet ; Increasing Economic & Educational Opportunities , Improving the Physical Environment, and Improving Personal Health and Wellness. All 3 groups would welcome new members. Contact the STEPS office at (607)403-0069 or STEPSCommunity@gmail.com. If you have any news or community activities that you would like included in the next weekly update please email them to Kristin Parry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information needs to be sent prior to 12 p.m. Tuesday 7/11 to be included.
Upcoming Meetings and Events for the Week of July 24th
7/24 at 6 p.m. Healthy Home Workshop at the Ovid Fire Department
7/25 at 4 p.m. Read With Miss Martha at the Elizabeth Garnsey gDelavan Library Lodi
7/26 at 10 a.m. Lodi Point Toddler Play Group
7/26 at 3 p.m. Lego Literacy at the Interlaken Library
7/27 at 6:30 p.m . Chronic Pain and Ongoing Illness Support Group at Conifer Village
7/29 Town of Covert Bicentennial Celebration – Interlaken
Fill the Bus
Local Drop Off spots at the libraries, churches, Dollar General, Kinney Drugs, Big M, Mark’s Pizzeria, American Legion.
This is a county-wide effort to collect supplies for students in need. All donations will be distributed to the school districts based on enrollment and each school determines how items will be distributed.
Do you want to learn how to make your home a healthy home?
Join Us for a
Healthy Home Workshop
Where does your drinking water come from? How do you keep lead out of your home? Is there mold in your home? Does anyone smoke in your home? What are some things in your home that can trigger allergies and asthma? Does your home contain radon? How can you protect yourself and family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Join the STEPS Community Monday July 24th at 6 p.m. for a special workshop from our Improving Our Physical Environment Work Group.
We will meet at the Ovid Fire House.
A light meal will be provided.
South Seneca News
Job Opportunities in South Seneca are here.
Romulus has a few positions open for the up coming school year. They can be found here.
Mark Your Calendar!
Details will follow closer to the events.
8/2 Lodi Point Toddler Play Group
8/2 Lego Literacy Interlaken Library
8/4 Family Movie Night Interlaken Library
8/7 Personal Health and Wellness Work Group
8/9 Lodi Point Toddler Group
8/9 Lego Literacy Interlaken Library
8/16 Lodi Point Toddler Group
8/16 Fill the Bus
8/16 Lego Literacy Interlaken Library
Ovid Community Garden Update
Shelley Pletcher, Sen Co CCE Master Gardener sent out the following email with relevant information for all gardeners. Please enjoy the following information.
Wow! The beds look great at the community garden! Some of you are ready to enjoy your lettuces, greens, peas, and beans! So what do you do with the garden space after your veggie plants are done?
Keep in mind that the growing season is still going strong and you can keep your beds productive well into the Fall.
You might want to think about succession planting, and that can mean a couple of things. First, in some cases, you can replant the same veggie. Or, you can plant a different one in the same spot.
Think about what you want from your raised bed, read and study seed packets to determine what will germinate and grow in July.
For example, I have a raised bed in my home garden that provided me with tons of lettuces until just a couple of weeks ago. In the spot where the lettuce grew, I’ve planted jalapeno peppers. When the peppers are done in late August, I’ll replant with greens again for enjoying in September and October.
Here is a link for more information. I will have some printed copies of this article in the garden mailbox in a few days!