We gathered for the first time in 2018 for our Annual Member Meeting, a chance to discuss reports from the previous year, give input on how the 2017 growing season went, and plan for the year ahead.
Among the positives: Great crops, especially cucumbers (we harvested over 70 pounds this summer!) and eggplant, with more variety in the crops overall; we built two new raised beds; our pest control committee was established; and we had two successful events.
The negatives: the floundering of a plan to sell herbs at the Windsor Terrace Food Coop, tomato blight, and mosquitos.
For this year, we plan to plant and prune wisely to avoid the blight, hopefully pinpoint a few members who can focus solely on the herb project, organize a school apprenticeship program, and work on improving our sidewalk strip.
If you wanted to come to the meeting and missed it — no worries. There will be plenty more chances to get involved! We’ll have a spring clean-up and member orientation on Saturday, March 17th, starting at 10am. Once the weather improves, we will reestablish our regular Saturday collaborative work time.
We’ve also already set the date for our Earth Day event: Saturday, April 21st. More details to follow!