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.
  • OPEN TO PUBLIC
    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