Attendance: Present: Chris Hritcko, Lisa Wilber, Jason Shaw, Pastor Daryl, Rich Purtell, Marcie Phelps, Emily Brown
Establish a communications plan (what meetings and when)
Short term (till Apr 20). Looking at Weekly meetings. Next meeting 3/7/2018 at 3:45pm
Re-evaluate after Proposal decision is made.(I see two meetings to start 1) Proposal / Garden planning 2) Steering committee (longer term).
Establish a proposal team
AI: Chris to decompose the proposal and identify where help is needed (completion: 4/5).
Steering Committee Team
SWOT input / review (can be real time/ off line depending on time)
Initial SWOT input:
Strong Leadership and Support for the community garden
Triumphant Life Church
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Access to many resources
Location (sun exposure / water access)
Community need (food desert)
Pest Management, fence in a flood area. Requires special provisions.
Seed starting (need to establish)
Sustaining Funding (need a funding plan)
Community Outreach plan
Need to Develop a Roadmap (1yr 3yr 5yr plan/vision and how to get there)
Good support for people with varying levels of abilities (old paved parking lot)
Today was the VINES Community Garden Proposal Workshop. Nine of us attended: Chris Hritcki, Marcie Phelps and her daughter Morgan, Linda Svoboda, Lisa Wilbur, Emily Brown, Rich Purtell, James Dunn, and myself, Jason Shaw.
The VINES staff did a great job laying out the steps we need to follow to make our dream come to life.
I came away from the meeting really happy to see how much everyone is willing to step-up and get involved. It appears that Chris, Marcie, and Lisa are all willing to be site co-coordinators. Meanwhile, Rich & myself will work on community outreach.
I believe the next steps are to begin working on outreach materials and plan a meeting to begin laying out our vision for the proposal.
We're a group of local volunteers who have banded together to create a community garden. We meet frequently and are always looking for additional help.