Meeting Minutes – Jan.20

Renfrew Community Garden Committee Meeting

Friday, January 20, 2017 6pm

RCA Hall

In Attendance:       Samantha, Ken, Lisa, Heike

Grant Application Review:

Alberta Canada 150 Grant (deadline Feb 15)

Tree to Our Nature (deadline Feb 17)

Edible Trees grant (deadline Feb 24)

Telus Community grant (deadline Mar 1)

Calgary Foundation Community Sould of the City Neighbour grant (deadline Mar 15)

Calgary Foundation Community Grassroots grant (deadline mid-May)

Servus Credit Unition

City of Calgary EVENT grant

Others?

Highest Priorities are Alberta Canada 150,Tree to Nature, Grassroots and Soul of City.

Heike to complete Alberta Canada 150.

LOC update – out of our hands. Waiting for City and lawyers to complete, approve and provide to us. Robert Dickenson & Vivian Cantin are our City contacts.

Garden Building start – Lisa, Heike and Lindsay, Adrian and Luke from reGenerate to hold initial meeting. Planning to build ¾ of garden as laid out in reGenerate’s plan. Looking to include PVC piping, stones and mulch to lay down under walkways and Meeting time set for Feb. 1 at 3:30pm.

Water Access at site  – City still needs to install the irrigation lines and spiggot.

Calgary Attendance Center – we booked 12 days with this organization in May, they will be providing man power to help with building of beds,sod removal, benches, compost and storage bins, garden signage, digging of swale and various other duties involved.

Tetra Society could help build fully accessible beds etc, as we are thriving to be a garden accessible to people with disabilities as well. Society is volunteer run and Sam will contact them to see how they work and what they would need.

Opening Ceremony:

To be held in early part of June, date to be set shortly. Sam to talk to Christy at BGCC Aboriginal Yough Program re. their group coming to ceremony.

Once we have date set, we can start inviting groups such as neighbouring gardens, schools, Calhort, RCG Members, Renfrew Residents, Aldermen and office etc. etc.

Membership – We need to finalize raised bed rental fees for summer 2017, look after Renfrew advertising, print and handout application packages, assign beds, gardeners and volunteer orientations etc…

Advertising – posters, Renfrew Reflections, Calhort, Tiwtter, Blog, Facebook, Sandwich Boards and more. Heike to look after posters, Reflections, FB, Sandwich Boards.

RCA Casino – June 8 & 9th – Asking committee members and future gardeners/volunteers to come out and help.

Stanely Jones Historical Garden Weeding – review commitment to garden, formalize agreement with school and create a schedule for the summer. Use sandwich boards for advertising/information during weeding sessions, passerbys will know what we are doing.

Meeting adjourned 7:15pm.

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