June 1st FARM MEETING
∑ Ben says bush hog in our orchard so we can plant blackberries and raspberries, sometime in July. We should think about opportunities about where the plants will come from.
∑ We need to go the soil and water conservation and water office to get paperwork to establish agricultural assessment and have a soil assessment in order to change our tax status.
Deer fence check in
∑ On the farm walk through
∑ Questions for someone for a week that we don’t know:
How long do you want to stay for? What do you want us to know about you? Why interests you. Experience with collective and farming?
∑ Case by case basis for week long guests.
∑ Putting guests on a calendar, including woofers
∑ Building a guest handbook to orient them
∑ Week long guest: we don’t know please answer questions, others can come on
∑ Sascha spent a bunch of time working on the seed library and redusing the seeds to major families (roots, greens, etc). He wants to label all of them based on needs of what needs to be planted.
∑ Kaya proposes that the growers have a get together and pull out the seed packets that need to be planted at present. The rest of the information ( what variety, choices on priority) can be processed at the grower’s sub committee.
∑ Courtney is working on how to process knowledge of what is being and needs to be planted. Proposals for creating a document on this info (when to plant
∑ Alicia requests that on the calendar people cross off what has been done so we have an idea. Ashley L requests that folks write down when they are working on the shifts so she knows how to plan the activities for the week.
∑ Kaya checks in to let us know that people are spread out and not committing to full shares. Right now we have: Caroline Crumpacker family, Patrick – half share, once a week, Jim Mail- full share, sponsored share from Sascha’s mom, Greg Osaski- full share, Tortuga- full share, Brooke- half share for 2 years. Monique and nest- full share
∑ People are interested in New York City and we may have an opportunity to have boxes go down , either with Erika for the month of June, or Brooke, Sascha, Alicia’s friend Margot, Tortuga
∑ Bill Eagan needs to work and get picked up in Hudson. Alicia will be able to pick him up on Monday mornings.
∑ Are interested in starting a work trade with us, bringing a bus full of folks down on Saturdays and bringing fresh veggies home for grub. The group feels that we don’t need any more help, it is a lot of work for us to coordinate a lot of people. We need the financial support of people paying for our vegetables.
∑ Ashley L has dropped the ball on her campaign and needs us to help out with getting to postcards out. Please send out the postcards.
Hue and Cry
∑ Wish list suggestions are on the board. Please write up what you think we need here.
∑ We need a calendar to go in the next issue.
Communication check in, questions? ---
∑ A proposal so we are not working in the middle of the day. 8am-12pm, 2-6pm for now, possibly a longer lunch break as we adjust to the working earlier.
∑ Ashley M would like us to sharpen scythes. Kaya will do it and show Ashley how. Sascha’s cannot be sharpened because it nedds griding.