We have a lovely new vitrine bulletin board thanks to Eric Weil of OSO Industries. We need a nice little sign announcing our workdays, upcoming events and meetings. If you’d like to make a sign, Jerry at Myrtle Pets has a key!
Feedback Farms proposal to create a working pop-up farm for autumn crops on 700 square feet of the MVG lot (near the rear), as discussed and approved last week, was ratified. The proposal includes a donation of 10 3×3 foot sub-irrigated container beds to the MVG community. These will be installed near the front fence. They will be sending us a digital version as well as a calendar of upcoming work days.
The process proposal, as discussed and approved last week, was ratified. Steering committee meetings will continue on Tuesdays until Sept 18 and be open to provisional proposals for 2012.
The compost plan was discussed and a need for direction identified. Paula will work with Peter to put together instructions for how to collect and process food waste once the compost station is complete in time for the August 28 Steering Committee meeting. We are not yet accepting food waste. (The design being followed is here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/edu_equip_3bin.shtml) The compost cluster will make a list of materials that still need to be acquired.
Angelo suggested that he would create a layout that can be used for provisional projects with paths through the space that follow the direction of the sun. He will be sending a drawing of this proposal and add it to the agenda of a future meeting.
Cameron is opening a checking account at the Brooklyn Federal Credit Union. The account costs $2 per month. We can add as many people as we want to it. Each will get an ATM/debit card.
The next workday will be Sunday, August 19, 2pm. Goals:
- Complete rodent-proof pad for community compost station
- Gather materials for compost bins (The design being followed is here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/edu_equip_3bin.shtml)
- Continue gathering rocks from the lot
- Weed Whack! (Jerry has a weed whacker)
- Make hot dogs (Cameron may bring a grill)
The next steering committee meeting will be on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30pm. Here’s what’s on the Agenda:
- bank account (Cameron)
- phone wires (Jerry, Drew)
- workday progress (compost, weed whacking, rock collection)
- Feedback Farms progress
Sukkot Festival Proposal
Proposal to build picnic tables & shade with age-friendly design (Adina)
Beginning Fundraising discussion
Beginning discussion of afternoon party on Sept 22, prior to screening of My Brooklyn hosted by 596 Acres
Cameron will facilitate this meeting; a volunteer note-taker is needed!
Our calendar is online here - http://www.myrtlepark.org/calendar/
Meeting minutes are online here - http://www.myrtlepark.org/category/meeting-minutes/
All proposals are online here - http://www.myrtlepark.org/category/proposals/