Meeting Minutes – Friday, October 14, 2016

Renfrew Community Garden Meeting
Friday, October 14, 2016 5:45pm
In attendance: Heike, Lisa, Sam and Isabelle

Grants
Grant season is upon us! The garden committee is currently developing an updated application that will now include the design of the garden as well as a description from ReGenerate about the sustainability of the garden. We are aware of the up-and-coming grants:
ChooseWell grant (October 31 due date)
CIBC
The Calgary Foundation
CIR Realty
CREBS
Alberta Eco trust grant

The committee also plans to send letters to local organizations asking for small cash contributions.

Design Reveal
The garden design was revealed to the communittee at the Renfrew Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Sept 31st.
The committee received great feedback from the community and will be posting the design online shortly.

Plans for the Spring
The committee discussed plans for the new year and decided unanimously to start building the garden in Spring 2017. While planning for the garden, the committee will need to consider the following risks:
– Should phase 1 of the garden not include a solid foundation, there could be potential issues with mud accumulation and weeds
– not being able to raise enough money for Phase 1

Action: Lisa will review the design plan and budget to see what could reasonably be included in Phase 1

Party/fundraiser
Planning for a fundraiser BBQ will get underway soon. The event is to take place in early 2017.

Meeting adjourned at 6:55pm

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