West 104th Street Garden

April 13, 2013

April 13 Workday Meeting Minutes

Filed under: Meeting Notes — by west104garden @ 9:24 pm

Dinorah Matias opened the meeting, welcoming new and old members.

Announcements and reminders:

  • Members must begin working their individual plots before May 31 to retain custody of their bed.

  • All members must sign up for Monitoring if they have not yet done so. (Yenna was present with the calendar.)

  • All members received copies of the current Member Roster, Calendar, and Committee list with the emailed meeting announcement.

  • The Steering Committee is working on obtaining soil and mulch, through Green Thumb and the Parks Department

  • The No Smoking signs have gone up (in English and Spanish). If you see anyone tossing butts in from the street, please stop them.

  • We need volunteers to conduct orientations for new members. Please contact Dinorah if you are willing.

  • This year is the *20th Anniversary of the Garden! Surely an event to be celebrated. Special Events Committee members–and others–please submit ideas for a very special event.

  • Mardi and Robin have arranged for a fabric artist from Senegal to come to the garden for a demonstration and workshop, tentative date June 1.//Suggestion from Robin: A craft and coffee klatch later in the season.

  • Composting begins Sunday April 14

  • Steering committee to investigate fabric recycling in the garden.

  • Plot maps are posted in the garden sheds.

  • The gutter on the building west of the garden has been repaired, so the cistern can be turned on.

  • East garden path completed

  • Congratulations to Barbara Garson on publication of new book

  • Free electronic recycling event to be held on April 21st

  • Next workday will be May 11

Workday tasks

  1. Removed volunteer trees in both gardens

  2. Cleaned West garden, esp. of branches and trash; put out benches

  3. Fixed plexiglass cover on West garden cold frame–to be completed

  4. Fill water barrels (To be completed)

  5. Sheds in both gardens cleaned and reorganized

  6. Began pruning and feeding bushes in rose garden–to be completed

  7. Compost site cleaned and readied for use

  8. Metal trellis on Bed 21 removed

  9. Furniture taken out, assembled and located

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