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Contents

DECEMBER 2011, Financial Planning

Wednesday, 28 December 2011, Members' Meeting

Holiday break -- no meeting this week.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011, Members' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:<keywords content="ecoreality, emergency power, commercial propagation greenhouse, yellow house suite, water system, firewood, permaculture design course, project update, calendar, task, meeting"/>
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Necessary changes in involvement in EcoReality.
    2. Request a schedule for Ron to submit his "memorandum of understanding" regarding rent for the white house, as agreed last week.
    3. Review budget 2012.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Sunday, 18 December 2011, Cider Making Workshop

Ever end up with a bunch of fruit, and didn't know what to do with it? Cider making is a traditional technique for preserving fruit juice. In this workshop, we'll go over the process for making cider, and will work on at least part of the process with some "perry," or pear cider.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, Members' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, Members' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Profit-centre 2012 budgets review
    2. Profit-centre 2012 budgets agreed
    3. Review 2011-11 harvest and 2011-11 sales
    4. Since the co-op now has a way to make mortgage obligations through house rental, Jan & Carol are no longer willing to make mortgage payments in exchange for Class A shares, and request instead that EcoReality establish a revolving loan account with them, in which they will loan EcoReality any shortfall each month at an interest rate of 4.25% annually, compounded monthly. --Jan Steinman 07:21, 7 December 2011 (PST)
    5. Request that debts owed to EcoReality for 30 days or longer be assessed a finance charge of 0.416% each month, equivalent to a 5% annual rate, which will accrue to the debt owed if unpaid. --Jan Steinman 10:36, 5 December 2011 (PST)
    6. Request that debts owed to EcoReality for more than 180 days be referred to a collection agency, at the sole discretion of the finance steward, who can consider mitigating circumstances, such as if a payment plan has been agreed and is being followed, such as the white house lease (not yet signed) that members agreed to, which includes a debt payment plan. --Jan Steinman 10:36, 5 December 2011 (PST)
    7. Second request that Ron Pither sign the white house lease and abide by its terms, since the first request has gone unanswered. --Jan Steinman 10:36, 5 December 2011 (PST)
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

NOVEMBER 2011, Next Year's Plans

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, Members' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Report on Victoria food freedom demonstration last Wednesday --Jan Steinman
    2. Request that all residents sign standard BC Residential Tennancy Agreements (RTA), and that the yellow house and white house residents begin paying rent of $1,100 and $750, plus insurance, taxes, and utilities, respectively, which is 1/2 of the market rental rate. In addition, the white house residents are to pay $350 per month toward back taxes and insurance until such are completely paid. --Jan Steinman 18:31, 28 November 2011 (PST)
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, Special Meeting of Members and Investors

When? 
09:00 - 09:30
Who? 
All members and investors. (No guests for this meeting, please.)
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda
  1. Special and Separate resolutions, as emailed to all members and investors.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, Members' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member travel.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, Members' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Profit-centre 2012 budget review
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, Directors' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request sponsoring Victoria Legislature demonstration sponsorship, low-key, primarily for insurance coverage Jan Steinman
    2. Review 2011-10 harvest and 2011-10 sales
    3. More discussion of deteriorating situation and proposed solutions.
    4. Request that directors declare that they are in favour of the motion to sell the property.
    5. Profit-centre 2012 budget review
      1. Education -- Jan
      2. Agri-tourism -- Jan
      3. Market Garden -- Ron
      4. Transplant Propagation Greenhouse -- Ron
      5. Dairy -- Jan
      6. Eggs -- Carol
      7. Fruiticulture -- Jan
      8. Energy -- Jan
      9. Value-Added -- Carol
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request for Class A shares for Carol/Jan for making EcoReality mortgage payments.
    2. Review 2011-10 harvest and 2011-10 sales.
    3. Discuss deteriorating situation and propose solutions.
    4. 2012 monthly themes discussion and agreement -- same as 2011?
    5. Profit centre budget first drafts requested:
      1. Education -- Jan
      2. Agri-tourism -- Jan
      3. Market Garden -- Ron
      4. Transplant Propagation Greenhouse -- Ron
      5. Dairy -- Jan
      6. Eggs -- Carol
      7. Fruiticulture -- Jan
      8. Energy -- Jan
      9. Value-Added -- Carol
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


OCTOBER 2011, Processing & Storage

Wednesday, 19 October 2011, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Covey Steele and Katrina would like to stay in the White House. Request the food portion of our volunteer co-op support agreement ($7.50 per day) go directly to them, with the balance to be put towards electricity, wood, insurance, and other overhead costs of the White House. --Jan Steinman 08:14, 16 October 2011 (PDT)
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review 2011-09 harvest and 2011-09 sales.
    2. Review agreed compensated expenses policy.
    3. White House time sheets.
    4. Hay sales review.
    5. White House insurance and taxes.
    6. White House electricity
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


SEPTEMBER 2011, Harvest

Sunday, 25 September 2011, Cheese Making Workshop

Click on the link above for more information and to register! Limited space!

You’ll learn the basics of cheese making, including basic theory and processes. You’ll make two kinds of cheese: an acid-set, soft “chevre” cheese, which you’ll flavour with your choice of herbs and spices, and a vegetable-rennet-set, firm “feta” cured cheese, suitable for long storage.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes and the one before that.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review 2011-08 sales.
    2. Questions to Ron about Natureworks payments for EcoReality produce.
    3. Request from Ron for $0.75 cents a bale for delivery of hay last June
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


AUGUST 2011, Travel

Wednesday, 31 August 2011, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request for policy on compensated expenses --Jan Steinman 12:12, 17 August 2011 (PDT)
    2. Request for $900 for a new cistern (and associated parts and shipping) for water system to replace the damaged one. Estimated budget: $750 for tank, $75 for transport, and $75 for connection parts. --Jan Steinman 15:12, 29 August 2011 (PDT)
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Sunday, 28 August 2011, Biodiesel Workshop

Click on the link above for more information and to register! Limited space!

You'll learn how to use vegetable oil in your diesel engines, either by modifying the vehicle to burn vegetable oil directly, or by modifying the oil to make it compatible with your stock diesel engine.

You'll get to see Veggie Van Gogh, a vegetable-oil-powered delivery van, and see EcoReality's 120 litre biodiesel processor.

You'll learn how to make a "blender batch" of biodiesel

Depending on number of participants, we'll brew a small batch.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


JULY 2011, Permaculture Design

Wednesday, 27 July 2011, Members' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Members, investors, and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, all decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. formalize de-facto volunteer co-op support agreement that we've been practicing -- Jan Steinman
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

JUNE 2011, Water Management

Wednesday, 29 June 2011, Heart Circle

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What? 
Heart circles allow us to seek consensus in the emotional realm. One person speaks at a time, with no interruptions. Try to speak about your feelings and needs, rather than problems and solutions. This is not intended primarily as a conflict resolution forum; avoid saying things about other people, although you may want to say how you feel when other people do certain things.
Who? 
EcoReality members and invited or scheduled guests. No drop-ins, please.
Where? 
Yellow house (How to get to EcoReality.)
When? 
08:30
Topic? 
Expectations and unwritten "agreements."

Sunday, 26 June 2011, Cheese Making Workshop

You’ll learn the basics of cheese making, including basic theory and processes. You’ll make two kinds of cheese: an acid-set, soft “chevre” cheese, which you’ll flavour with your choice of herbs and spices, and a vegetable-rennet-set, firm “feta” cured cheese, suitable for long storage.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011, Residents' Meeting

Re-scheduled due to member travel.

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please! While we value the participation in meetings of visitors and volunteers, most decisions are the responsibility of stewards who have been empowered by the members to manage particular areas.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Reminder: anyone who stays or works at EcoReality must read and sign our welcome letter for insurance and liability purposes. --Jan Steinman
    2. Review of EcoReality Co-op governance, stewardship, and decision-making processes. --Jan Steinman
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request for 120 Class A Investment Shares in exchange for brand new, never used irrigation pump, to be plumbed into the pump house to replace the failed in-cistern irrigation pump.
    2. Request for agreement on letter to Fulford Acres Holdings Ltd., in response to a letter from their lawyer --Jan Steinman
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Special resolution to add three new classes of investment shares --Jan Steinman
    2. Request to establish a formal community supported agriculture "food box" program, and to commence selling Class C investment shares, pending BC approval. --Jan Steinman
    3. Request to formally name Azja Jones-Martin as EcoReality's CSA program steward, who will be responsible for setting up and running the CSA program, with the advice and consent of the directors --Jan Steinman
    4. Request to establish a formal dairy herd share program, and to commence selling Class D investment shares, pending BC approval --Jan Steinman
    5. Request to formally name Jan Steinman as EcoReality's agister, who will be responsible for running the dairy herd share program. --Jan Steinman
    6. Request to establish a formal biodiesel share program, and to commence selling Class E investment shares, pending BC approval --Jan Steinman
    7. Request to formally name Jan Steinman as EcoReality's energy production steward, who will be responsible for running the biodiesel share program. --Jan Steinman
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

MAY 2011, Planting & Gardening

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, Island Natural Growers Monthly Potluck and Meeting

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When? 
17:00 farm tour.
18:00 potluck.
19:00 ING business meeting
Who? 
Members of Island Natural Growers -- and those interested in becoming members.
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
What? 
This is the regular monthly meeting of Island Natural Growers, which meets at a different farm each month.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011, Residents' Meeting

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When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review volunteer request from Alexis.
    2. Preparations for ING hosting tomorrow.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

APRIL 2011, Livestock

Tuesday, 26 April 2011, Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member travel.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review volunteer application from Azja
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


MARCH 2011, Internships & Programs

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Cleaning ashes -- Carol
    2. Volunteers:
      1. Charna Erlichman
      2. Konnie return -- Carol
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review volunteers/interns:
      • Michael Denhamer: Apr 12-25
      • Tyson Cornfield: "summer"
      • Anna Belayev: 1-4 weeks before early may
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Debrief on Property Assessment Review Hearing of 3 March -- Jan
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


Wednesday, 02 March 2011, Annual General Meeting

Meeting.jpeg

When: 8:30-9:00

Where: Yellow house, 2152 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)

Who: members and scheduled/invited observers ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!

Facilitator: Jan Steinman

Recorder: Carol Wagner

Wednesday, 2 March 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review volunteer app from Anthony Grandis, Michael Denhamer, Helen Bjurstrom
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

FEBRUARY 2011, Planting Planning

Wednesday, 23 February 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review and decide on Greg Mackinnon's volunteer request.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Sunday 27 March screening of The Economics of Happiness. --Jan Steinman
    2. Request approval of dates and budget for Permaculture design course 2011 -- Jan Steinman
    3. Shoshanah Ray interested in white house lodging.
    4. More branches to be picked up at Meg Buckley's by this weekend. -- Carol
    5. Request to turn the Northeast field into a berry field. Saskatoon, raspberry, blueberry & strawberry. -- Carol Wagner
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    1. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    2. ING meeting
    3. What to do with Rudy's camper?
    4. Do we want the 10'x20' buildings on Mayne? How much are we willing to pay to transport them?
    5. Do we want the wire racking in Surrey for greenhouse tables?
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


JANUARY 2011, Construction Projects

Wednesday, 19 January 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. New business:
    1. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    2. Request approval of cheese workshop as an EcoReality event -- Jan
    3. Request from Brad McArthur to invest $10,000 in Class A shares for the purpose of funding the commercial propagation greenhouse project. -- Jan
    4. Request approval to spend $110 for ~7 yards of fir sawdust to be delivered this afternoon -- Jan.
    5. Review initial essential oil distillery project plans; request approval of direction and concept, pending completion of budget -- Jan
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011, Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
08:30 - 09:00
Who? 
Residents and scheduled/invited observers; ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Where? 
EcoReality yellow house, 2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Carol Wagner
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last week's minutes.
  4. Old business:
  5. Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  6. ING: who's going (Jan)
  7. storage issues and items (Ron)
  8. WWOOFers, review applicants, review returnees, discuss locations and protocols
  9. tax assessment (Ron)
  10. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  11. Farm meeting.
  12. Plans for the week.
  13. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  14. Check-out.
  15. Adjourn.

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