April 11-13: Lawn mower tune-up

April 7, 2014 under CANR News

The University of Delaware’s Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity for agriculture and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Club are once again offering a push lawn mower tune-up service on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, rain or shine.

The event will be held at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) campus, with pick up on Saturday and Sunday, April 13.

Over 6,300 mowers have been serviced at the event since 2000.

The tune-up — provided by trained students and alumni members of the clubs — includes washing the mower, an oil change, spark plug replacement, air filter cleaning, and blade sharpening. Service performed is tune-up only; no repairs will be performed and no riding mowers will be accepted.

Richard Morris, UD farm manager and adviser for AGR, said it is a good idea to have a lawn mower tuned up every year in order to make it last longer. He also noted that the event has a lot of repeat customers and most of them are easy to find.

Jason Morris, a sophomore in CANR, said that there will be around 30-40 volunteers this year, including current members of AGR, each of whom will volunteer for a minimum of 15 hours, and SAE, and also some AGR alumni.

The cost of the tune-up is $38. Payment in the form of cash or check may be made at drop off.

Drop off times are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

Customers can pick up their mowers on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. for the first 300 mowers taken on Friday, or on Sunday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remaining mowers.

All mowers must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Sunday. The owners of any mowers not picked up by Sunday will be charged a storage fee.

Richard Morris said that he wanted to “thank the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for letting us take over their parking lot and for having the full support from the dean and the college.”

Lawn mowers may be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot behind Worrilow and Townsend halls on UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus at 531 S. College Ave., just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena. Look for signs for the tune-up.

For more information, contact Tim Schofield of AGR at tschof@udel.edu or 610-883-0531.

This article can also be viewed on UDaily.

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April 15, 16: Annual UD push lawnmower tune-up

March 11, 2011 under CANR News, Events

Looking to save a little money on your lawn care in these tight financial times? The University of Delaware’s Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity for agriculture, the Society of Automotive Engineers Club and the Engineering Technology Club are once again offering a push lawn mower tune-up service on Friday, April 15 ,and Saturday, April 16, rain or shine.

Since 2000, this annual event has serviced more than 5,000 push mowers.

The tune-up — provided by trained students and alumni members of the clubs — includes an oil change, spark plug replacement, air filter check and cleaning, blade sharpening, and power washing. Service performed is tune-up only; no repairs or riding mowers are accepted.

The cost of the tune-up is $38. Payment in the form of cash or check may be made at drop off.

Drop off times are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Customers can pick up their mowers on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. for the first 300 mowers taken on Friday, or on Sunday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the remaining mowers.

All mowers must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Sunday. Any mowers not picked up by Sunday will be charged a storage fee.

Lawnmowers (no riding mowers) may be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot behind Worrilow and Townsend halls on UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus at 531 S. College Ave., just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena. Look for signs for the tune-up.

For more information, email [mcarunch@udel.edu] or call the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at 302-837-3379.

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AGR Holding Coffee & Tea Fundraiser

November 10, 2010 under CANR News, Events

Alpha Gamma Rho is having its first annual coffee and tea sale.  The products are all Fair Trade Certified, Organic Certified, CarbonFree Certified and Shade Grown.

The coffee supports the possibility of a real livelihood for coffee growers, a breath of fresh air for the planet, zero net carbon emissions from “crop to cup” and healthy forests for migratory songbirds. This coffee is essentially as eco-friendly as possible and is roasted, packaged, and distributed by Ground for Change.  In addition, AGR will be donating $1 for every bag sold towards The Nature Conservancy.

For more information on purchasing coffee please contact Craig Parker at cfparker@udel.edu or Kristofer Dewberry at Dewberry@udel.edu. This sale will be running from now till the Thanksgiving Break. Listed below are AGR’s menus of coffee and tea offerings.

Our Coffee Menu, (All are offered in either Whole Bean or Ground and are being sold for $12 for a 12oz bag)

MEDIUM ROAST-Bolivia “Los Yungas”

Smooth and balanced with a fragrant aroma, this high-grown Bolivian coffee
possesses a rich, full body. When roasted to a medium level, it has a sweet flavor with
notes of almond and hazelnut.

MEDIUM-DARK ROAST-Agate Pass Blend

Agate Pass Blend is a full-bodied combination of South American and Pacific coffees
that are roasted to a medium-dark, highly aromatic level. This blend has a smooth,
nutty flavor with caramel, almond and subtle chocolate notes.

DARK ROAST-Peru “Café Femenino”

Cafe Femenino Peru is a medium bodied coffee with a fine acidity, sweet aroma and
hints of baker’s chocolate that are accentuated by a slow, dark roast. We know that
you will enjoy this unique coffee for its wonderful taste as well as for the special story
that underlies its production.

DECAFFEINATED-First Light Decaf Blend

For those who want a great all-day decaf, this full-bodied blend is roasted to a
medium-dark level to bring out a delightful aroma and smooth, mild flavor. SWISS
WATER Process decaffeinated.

In addition to coffee, we will also be selling organic teas for $6 a box.

BLACK TEAS

Earl Grey with Lavender Blossoms

Owes its flavorful foundation to the selected organic teas from India and Ceylon.
These are blended with Bergamot, a Mediterranean citrus, and then enhanced with the
lightest touch of lavender blossoms. The quintessential afternoon tea.

Celtic Breakfast

A richly flavored and robust tea. Leaf from Assam provides a rich touch of malt and
Ceylon teas from mountain estates keep the blend smooth yet striking. Delightful
whenever a strong cup of tea is the favored refreshment.

GREEN TEAS

Dragon Well Green

One of the most famous of all Chinese teas. It has a vibrant color and very appealing
nutty aroma. Particularly well known for a long finish, with a lingering bittersweetness,
this is one of the most refreshing green teas in summer heat.

Moroccan Mint Green

Blended from carefully selected green teas and the spearmint favored in North Africa.
It is a revitalizing refreshment, and a perfect cup with which to welcome guests. A cup
of hospitality and quiet grace, with only half the caffeine of other green teas.

HERBAL TEAS

Chamomile Spearmint

Infused with Bergamot, this tea offers a restful interlude at any time. Chamomile and
Spearmint are appreciated for their soothing comforts. Bergamot is the Mediterranean
citrus used to perfume Earl Grey teas and it lifts spirits while calming nerves.

Northwest Blackberry

A celebration of field and forest. Selected wild leaves and berries are honored around
the world for the herbal brews they yield. Here in the northwest, the richness of
blackberries provides a delightful cup of tea. Fantastic served over ice!

“Thank you for your continued support of our chapter and of the environment, we only have one earth.”

Submitted by AGR

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