Meeting Agenda August 18, 2018


  • What is your most successful summer crop?
  • Wed., Sept. 12: Garden Meeting, 6:30 pm at Library
  • Sat., Sept. 15: Garden Workday, 11 am-3 pm at Garden
  • Saturday, Oct. 6th: Harvest Fest 11 am-3 pm, at Garden
  • Sat., Oct. 20: Garden Meeting & Workday, 11 am-3 pm at Garden
  • Sat., Nov. 10: Closing Workday, 11 am-3 pm at Garden    
Operations Committee
  • Workday priorities: weeding; clearing paths around plots + main garden paths
  • Compost Toilet: Sand and stain (weather permitting)/check in on fan
  • Fig Tree: continue training
  • Wood Pile: Separate bad wood in pile for pick up
  • Harvest Fest crafts (painting pots, smudging sticks), can also paint signs for plots
  • Produce donation, gather produce from Margaret’s plot & take to Fort Greene market to donate to City Harvest/Brooklyn Teen Challenge
Membership Committee
  • Check your status: Shana and Tara sent a link, track your requirements.
  • Do your Open Hours! Try and do one 2-hour shift per month. Remember you need to do 4 shifts per season
  • No partying in the garden after 9 pm! Please be quiet and considerate, inform other members via email, and keep the garden gate open.
  • Always keep garden gates open while inside the garden, part of our commitment to the committee is to keep gates open as much as possible.
  • Sixty percent of members have paid dues; the rest of you, get it done! If you have financial hardship, talk to Robert and we’ll work something out.
Events Committee
  • Coffee + donuts community events on Saturdays in August, open hours credit.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6th is the Harvest Fest! Volunteer & receive a workday credit.
Other Business
  • Please pick up litter in the garden & outside the gates when you see it.
  • Compost Committee: Volunteers, see Peter Ross.
    • We need volunteers to turn all the compost today
    • Brown city compost bins are only for dairy, meat, oily foods, large seeds (avocado, mango, jackfruit), thorny plants, invasives, paper
  • Water Committee: Volunteers, see Miles Kohrman
    • Receive an open hours credit for watering all common areas + welcome garden in front of gates, and fill all water barrels, must keep gates open.
    • Put half a dunk ring in each water barrel—helps keeps mosquitoes out. If you get a dunk ring in your watering can, return it to barrel.
    • Always close the barrels tightly to prevent mosquitoes breeding, dump any sitting water, store watering cans upside down
  • BQLT Updates:
    • BQLT’s Annual Bike & Walking Tour is on Saturday, Sept. 15! The tour kicks off at 2pm, and will be followed by a 5pm afterparty at the People’s Garden in Bushwick. There’ll be food, drinks, music, and lots of fellow gardeners! Email Kim for more info and how to register:

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