Fort Mason Community Garden Board meeting
March 2 2015
Lynne, Amy, Lorraine, Cathy, Pamela, Vicki, Liz, Richard
Pamela will do check in and handing out tickets
Possible work assignment:
Move plants for Lynne
Clear pathways near retaining wall, and near Di Martini’s plot
Lower wall area
Area near bench by lower wall
Need weeds off hill in native plant area
Take out mallow
Column on sign in sheet for where people will be working
Bring a map
Put people on an area until area is filled up
Garden forks: Russ found some. We need about 5. Lets get 6. Lets put some bright tape or spray paint a strip on the handle so we can find them if they are left in the garden
Motion to buy forks
Approval on minutes:
Motion to approve
Workday: March 14
The dollar amounts not changed
Still putting the budget together
Cathy will not be able to come to meeting to make a report, but will give it to Vicki
Working on due statements
Letter sent to IRS to conform the accounting period to state accounting period. The date in the reminder to file is the date we requested.
Membership statements: need to check that the workday dates will work
Dates look good. No special events scheduled for the meadow on those dates. Cathy will send the schedule to our liaison.
Sergeant of Arms Richard
Repaired 5 plots. Put in some new plots. Reviewed the garden plots again to see which plots need work. Richard will send out some postcards with various messages including we will be fixing your garden, please clean up the plot etc.
Lumber: one place was more expensive; one place did not even have the lumber we want. Found it and was promised a good price. However it was not in stock. But they will deliver.
A lot of our new members have really got going on their plots.
Will tell the gardeners that have not been attending their plots they will need to have their plot cleaned up by workday. If it is not cleaned up, then we will not send them a bill to renew their membership
There are places with free mulching. Some places will deliver. We want something that will break down. Richard is looking for alfalfa or something like that. Another option is to pick it up or tell members where to get it and they can go pick it up on their own.
Is there alternative mulch that is more attractive for the flower gardens.
Maybe bring some samples and have a mini lesson on mulching.
Mulching should be done by May 9th
Someone outside the board will need to count the ballots.
Russ found the easel board for the names.
We do need a written ballot
Pamela will do ballot
Most of the current board is re-running
Call the meeting to order a little early to start election.
How will we have the line up for the lunch
Put tickets in the bowl as approach lunch line
Liz will call about the homeless person that has been staying here
Ask Doug to work on sound system.
Web site: need the domain name released to us. The web site manager said the domain name is paid through July. Need to put a link on it to our new web page with is dot org.
Move to adjourned