Minutes:20120822

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  1. Meeting starts 09:22
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of previous meeting, 2012-08-15, approved; matters arising discussed:
    • Need to place ad looking for matresses
    • Need to bill Geo for July electricity
  5. Old business:
    • To do reviewed; marked off completed items:
      • White house washer/dryer fixed ahead of schedule.
      • Reservoir siphon starter designed and off-island parts acquired. (May require a trip or two to Slegg.)
      Gavin has high pond roughed out, high swale dug, starting on centre swale.
    • Calendar reviewed.
    • Project updates:
      1. Farm stay hostel:
        • Bunk beds needed,
        • ad looking for mattresses
        • sign for the hostel
        • simple web page
        • looking for lockers
        • Driftwood classifieds? Or Marketplace flyer.
        • Handbills to post downtown.
      2. Upcoming classes and events:
        • Jelly making workshop: canceled.
        • [x] See if Carol still wants to do the upcoming canning workshops in September and October. (Jan Steinman)
        • Cooling shed: can rough-in foundation in prep for springtime completion.
        • Really push cider making workshop in December.
      3. Necessary changes in involvement in EcoReality: no changes.
      4. Goat shed II: no changes.
      5. Commercial propagation greenhouse: no changes
      6. Emergency power: no changes
      7. Yellow house suite:
        • Acquired a free oven/range.
      8. Water system maintenance:
        • Siphon starter to be built and tested end of month.
  6. Health & safety: no concerns raised.
  7. New business:
    1. 2012-07 labour reviewed.
  8. Arrivals/Departures:
    • Laura left this morning -- thanks for all your work, Laura!
    • Felix & Gabrielle leaving Saturday afternoon, available for picking blackberries Saturday morning.
    • Geo having lots of guests over the next two weeks.
  9. Farm meeting:
    • Need to raise fertigation tank and pump in case it rains -- pump is currently below grade, and will flood. (Pump will be removed entirely for the winter, or a simple enclosure built for it.)
    • Work party Friday: pick blackberries!
    • Markets:
      • Saturday - Ben and Jan.
      • Tuesday - Ben and Jan.
  10. Plans for next week:
    • Jan: fuel and bleed tractor
    • Jan: move small goat trailer
    • Jan: fix Jetta latest problem
    • Jan: greenhouse tables
    • Rudy: look for bunk beds
    • Ben: tilling in east field
  11. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 09:00, Ben facilitating and Jan taking notes.
  • Meeting adjourned, 10:09.
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 00:16, 23 August 2012 (CEST)

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