Minutes:20130812

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  1. Meeting starts 09:20
  2. Informal quick meeting with ad-hoc agenda focused on tasks and products.
  3. Minutes of past meeting, 22 July 2013, not reviewed.
  4. Old business: not reviewed.
  5. New business: not reviewed.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Cleome back tomorrow evening, the 13th
    • Gretchen back Wednesday, the 14th; travel plans not yet finalized.
    • Cleome planning to be back to Washington around end of August.
    • Nicholas here through 25th.
  7. Farm meeting:
    • Items to track (rough priority order):
      1. Cut up firewood-sized branches and logs that are lying around.
      2. Complete goat fencing.
      3. Build planters for Physalis.
      4. Fix water timer for east field.
      5. Chipping -- Jan check mill for cedar bark for prop room floor.
      6. Get more horse manure from North Saanich on next trip to Victoria.
      7. Fix sickle bar and do mowing.
      8. Process garlic when it is dried enough.
      9. Direct seed:
        • Continue successional plantings of lettuce.
      10. Do something with the remaining goldenberries (many have been transplanted already).
      11. Jan and others: re-arrange the greenhouse tables.
      12. Complete irrigation plumbing in greenhouse after locating and leveling tables. In process as tables are positioned and leveled.
      13. Need to move the glass canning jars out of the Yellow House parking lot before they get broken.
      14. Investigate using small greenhouse as a food dehydrator.
      15. Cane berries, moving to west fence of west garden -- wait for fall dormancy.
      16. Fix big rototiller -- won't run for more than a minutes or so; investigate fuel blockage -- back burner, winter project.
      17. Jan: begin making horsetail/nettle tea to keep powdery mildew and other fungus down.
    • Tracked items recently completed:
      1. Transplant sugar beets into west field where Tony dug up the sunchokes. DONE!
    • Work party Friday: site clean-up.
  8. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Monday, 19 August 2013, 09:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 09:41
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 20:02, 12 August 2013 (CEST)

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