Wes Laubscher, Luz Sierra, Stan Hansen, Dave Pitman, Melinda Meahan, Kathy Renfrow, Claudia Vazquez
Kathy: It is official, SCUFI is an approved pilot project!
·Professional training, healthy profit from your own small farm, have access to fresh, affordable food, and be part of a network of small farms that provides locally grown produce to the Concord community.
·Come next Tuesday, September 14, to the Keller House at 7pm to learn more about SCUFI.
Health Fair: Saturday, Oct 2 11am – 3pm Meadow Homes Park
·Need volunteers to do container gardens! If you would like to help out, the times are 10am – 1pm and 1pm – 3pm. Contact Jenna Carlsson at 925-246-5461.
·We are collecting plastic milk containers! Please, if you have any clean, empty plastic milk containers, bring them to the Monument Community Partnership. Just ask for the Backyard Gardens Project. We are aiming for 100 and your participation will help us to achieve that number! J
Monument Trail Garden: The working group is meeting Tuesday Sept 14 at 2:30 pm at Mi Oficina Computer Cafe. They will be preparing to give a presentation on starting a community garden to the Iron Horse Trail Advisory Committee: November 3, Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7pm Brookview Club House, 1201 Monument
Sun Ridge Apartments - Want to start a garden. Julio not present
Lakeside Garden - Resident not present
Speaker: Lorena Sanchez gave a presentation on our Backyard Pilot Project and why we should start food gardening
·Sign Up for Health Fair!
·Bring milk containers to MCP by Wed, September 29, 2010
·Come by to Keller House next Tuesday for SCUFI meeting at 7pm!
Next Meeting: Wednesday Oct 13, 7pm Keller House
·Talk about the School Gardens, what’s going on over there?; SCUFI
This meeting evaluation
What went well
What can be changed
·Lorena’s presentation was good, it gave a visual of what is going on.
·Green light for SCUFI!
·Free vegetables and seeds!
·Planting time sheet is useful!
·Translator for future Spanish speaking participants!
Contact: Monument Community Partnership at (925) 682-8248
The picture above is of a Rolling Garden. Lina Ortiz along with her children planted these veggies from starter plants and about two months later this is what they looked like. "It's fun rolling out our garden to local businesses on Monument. People are always asking us questions!"
Next Meeting: to be determined
Within five years the Monument Community Gardens Action Team will help with the establishment of five community gardens within walking distance of high density neighborhoods in the Monument Community.
Vision Statement A Monument Community Gardens Action Team will be established to: Foster both nutrition and health for all community members; Foster spiritual and psychological health of the community; Involve all ages and capabilities; Foster Garden Clubs, School Gardens and Large Community Gardens; Establish a Farmers Market in the Community.