HLA’s Spring Fest 2024 – HLA Happenings

HLA’s Spring Fest 2024

Families lining up to make their plant necklaces while volunteers help out.

HLA’s Spring Fest tent was a smashing success! We handed out nearly 900 plant necklaces to the excited families who stopped by. Students from PASLA set up various children’s activities at their table. Purdue Extension Master Gardeners volunteers from Tippecanoe County staffed a table, answering questions and challenging attendees with a Plant Problem ID Challenge. Purdue EMG Volunteers Kathryn Reeves and Michal Hathaway hosted two container gardening demos at the tent. Dr. Celina Gómez and Michael Fidler promoted their Citizen Science project. The Purdue Horticulture Society and the Purdue Student Farm Organization hosted their successful plant sale in the HORT greenhouse.

Thanks to Dr. Mike Dana for propogating this year’s plants for the plant necklaces. Thanks to HLA’s student workers, Olivia Minier and Erynn Escobedo for preparing the “necklaces.” Thanks to our volunteers who helped families make their own plant necklaces: Shivika Aggrawal, Shannon Stirling, Camila Ulloa, Alessandra Baravaglia, Noelle Dennis, Nicole Rahfaldt, Celia Corado, Katherine Pivaral, Dr. Linda Prokopy, Ishraq Awashra, Alexandra Jewell, and Felicity Schaffer. And thanks to Pam Fisher for coordinating HLA’s Spring Fest Tent.

More photos from the HLA Spring Fest tent can be found in the HLA Spring Fest 2024 Gallery.

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