Minutes:20130130

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  1. Meeting starts 10:58
  2. Check-in: Rudy: goats causing problems in east field; Jan: it's time to move them in with the rest of the flock.
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of past meeting, 23 January 2013, reviewed and approved.
  5. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes: nothing of note.
    2. Review to do list: no changes
    3. Review calendar: not done
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store: no change
      2. Upcoming classes and events:
        1. Tabling at Seedy Saturday is a go.
          • Carol can only be there the first hour; will help recruit others to man the table.
          • Discussed which seeds to bring, what other products (besides jam & jelly) to bring. Eggs in portable fridge?
          • Pumpkin seeds, with recipe for toasting, along with samples. Need to work out the time for toasting, as it may be different than sunflower seeds.
          • Other seeds: foxglove, calendula, Rudy's kale, peas, vinegar (need nice bottles!)
          • Need seed envelopes. Carol will look in Duncan.
          • Need table, tablecloth, what else? Too late to print a banner?
          • Jan will prepare seed labels.
        2. Humanure workshop plans progressing, will be 15:30-17:30 on Sunday, 24 February, with a potluck after. If there are tons of people, potluck will be moved to Fulford Hall.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
        • Jan corresponding with several parties interested in investing in EcoReality, in different stages.
        • One potential investor is very interested in building a 600 sqft cottage of natural materials this summer.
        • CCEC has renewed our mortgage, but turned down our request for additional funds to pay out previous investors.
      4. Emergency power (Jan): no change
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan): no change
      6. Water system (Jan): no change
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates: none noted
  6. New business: none noted. (Seedy Saturday covered in events portion of meeting.)
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Volunteer Teresah arriving tomorrow 4PM.
    • Heather and family moving in Friday; need house ready Thursday.
  8. Farm meeting:
    1. Need to prepare for a big garage sale, Rudy will coordinate.
    2. Hiring a farm manager: several interviewed, more in the pipeline. One candidate stands out, but is examining other options. Carol recommends a criminal background check.
  9. Plans for the week:
  10. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Wednesday, 6 February 2013, 11:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 11:58.
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 01:15, 3 February 2013 (CET)

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