In attendance: Stephen, Helen, Joe, Priscilla, Caroline, Susan, and Pat
NEGEF Grant report approved
Additional expenses modified to include 2 bags of germination mix.
Anticipated need for funds from a NEGEF Grow Grant
Garden Infrastructure: PhotoVoltaic Pump and watering system, Tool Shed 10×12, Additional Garden Beds, Sliding Garden Gate, Signage . . .
Tools: Garden cart, shovels, hoes, hoses, etc.
Seed Storage and filing system
Seeds for pollinator project and specific seed production varieties
Flower boxes for pollinator project in collaboration with Pat’s group.
(*We are working in the direction of a greenhouse as we build capacity in the school.)
Possible additional Funding needs:
Teacher Training Funds
Harvest Festival Support
We have had the A-frame bulletin sign for street level advertising donated to us.
We are collaborating with a flower box group by growing out pollinator friendly flowers. Opportunity to involve school kids in germinating seeds and growing the flowers.
Mushrooms: Ask Chris and Jen if they will lead the charge on Mushroom work to set date. Hold it at the fire station
Green-up day: May 3rd workshop to coincide with Green up Day, possible talk by Hank Art from Williams College about water quality, invasive species, local environmental issues
Next Meeting April 3rd.