Minutes:20120509

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  1. Meeting starts 09:01
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of previous meeting, 2012-05-02 approved unanimously, with correction regarding Ben's absence.
  5. Old business:
  6. Health & Safety - no new concerns.
  7. New business:
    • Review of WWOOFers:
      • Nick Adamson-Jones cancelled.
      • Others in process:
        • Erica: mid-June through mid-August, but not confirmed.
        • Bioestate Tea team of five: changed to August for 1 year
  8. Arrivals/Departures:
    • Maya's babies born at around 3am this morning. 2 boys, 4.1 kg & 3.3 kg. Thanks Maya.
    • Matthew leaving on Sunday ;-(
      • Carrie coming this Monday for one month.
    • Ben away June 21 - 24.
  9. Classes & workshop ideas:
    • Canning, cheese making and Ben teaching a song writing class.
  10. Farm meeting:
  11. Plans for next week:
    • Set up shared iCal for Ben.
    • Move chickens to front Thursday morning - Done.
    • Gavin will do ph test of hay field.
    • Move large gate in east field farther north and put in small gate at corner: early next week.
    • Remove some compost for West garden beds - more to be done.
    • Ben wants to plant some beets and carrots for early market - DONE.
    • Ben will monitor strawberries in east field.
    • Jan & Ben working on fertigation. 350 litre tank needs welding.
    • Jan continuing to build greenhouse tables - committed to finish them.
    • Stake out swales in east field - requires 2 people - in process.
    • Continue making soil blocks, transplanting to larger blocks, starting new lettuce starts.
    • Need to tighten up the plastic on the centre to the west on the greenhouse planned for this Saturday, 3 PM.
    • Put garbage disposal in outdoor sink to make compost tea - DONE (need a part for exhaust to finish off - ordered).
    • Spread cedar sawdust around greenhouse baseboards; Jan will call Shane for more.
    • Friday evening meeting about planting plans
    • Start some chipping.
    • Leeks in east garden - sell to Natureworks?
  12. Confirm next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 09:00, Jan facilitating and Carol taking minutes.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:11
  • Respectfully submitted, Carol Wagner 10:11, 9 May 2012 (PST)

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