Topics and agenda for the Endwell Community Garden meeting 3/07/2018
Attendance: Present: Chris Hritcko, Lisa Wilber, Jason Shaw, Pastor Daryl, Rich Purtell, Amanda Esparza, Emily Brown, Marcie and Morgan.
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: 7/5).
Need all stakeholders to review and provide input/feedback on SWOT chart.
Site Control Response – Jason/Pastor Daryl
Lot Ownership - Jason/Pastor Daryl
Demonstrated Leadership – Chris
Neighborhood Support – Jason/Rich/Lisa/Marcie/Pastor Daryl
Community need – Chris
Neighborhood Demand – Chris
Accessibility – Chris
Cost of Building Garden- Garden Advocate’s (?? Who) Pull on support from Jim Dunn
Steering Committee Team
SWOT input / review (can be real time/ off line depending on time)
Initial SWOT input:
Strengths: (split into phase 1 / phase 2)
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. (Jim Dunn can help here.
AI: Chris to talk to Jim about a fencing plan.)
Seed starting (need to establish or at least we are thinking about)
Sustaining Funding (need a funding plan) (move because we have a plan to use yearly watermelon time event to this locations)
Community Outreach plan (see above. This can be moved out of here)
Business support (TLC/Country Hearts/BAE?/Visions FCU/ Tioga CU)
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)
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.