Minutes from 10/14/15 meeting

vegetablesOctober 14, 2015 – Minutes

Beachwood Elementary Vegetable Garden Committee

Media Center at Beachwood Elementary

Attendance: 16

  • Agreed to construct on weekends of November (pending permit)
    1. Fence 1st  
    2. Till 2nd
    3. lay cement block garden 3rd
  • Students to name garden ASAP
    1. to be performed in school this November
  • Discussed garden layout: agreed edible garden will surround outdoor classroom space.
  • Agreed it should be ok to lay-out cement block garden structure now and in spring lay paver walkways… ALL PAVER WALKWAYS WILL BE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE (36″)
  • In regards to benches: plan made to reach out to scouts to see if they can volunteer to contribute benches to our garden project.
  • Contributors THANK YOU
    1. Agreed that list of people (contributors) and addresses will be emailed to teachers so students can write thank you cards.
    1. Mailboxes for classes to keep small hand tools in
    2. Reach out to environmental club at Intermediate South
    3. Rain barrels- idea to attach gutters to top of fence and collect into rain barrel (idea to be revisited)
    4. Composting – currently researching Vermicomposting will be part of long term plan if it does not happen this school year.
    5. Security- encourage older kids to take ownership of garden and Principal Josberger is researching video surveillance of grounds