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Contents

DECEMBER 2013, Financial Planning

Saturday, 28 December 2013 Residents' Meeting

Cancelled for member travel -- Christmas & New Years.

Saturday, 21 December 2013 Residents' Meeting

Cancelled for member travel -- Christmas & New Years.

Saturday, 14 December 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Final draft 2014 budget.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 7 December 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review 2013-11 harvest, 2013-11 sales, 2013-11 labour, and 2013-11 gross productivity.
    2. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    3. Straw man 2013 budget and discussion.
    4. 1st draft 2014 budget.
    5. 1st request for seed orders -- what do you want to grow next year?
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

NOVEMBER 2013, Next Year's Plans

Saturday, 30 November 2013 Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member travel.

Saturday, 23 November 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Straw man 2013 budget and discussion.
      • What do you want to spend money on in 2013, and how would you raise that money?
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 16 November 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Next year's monthly themes: repeat this year's themes?
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 9 November 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Julian and Eric want to leave a camping van here. They would want to use it from time to time, but otherwise, we could use it. They said the engine is not in very good shape.
    2. Review 2013-10 labour, and 2013-10 gross productivity.
    3. Review and prioritize current projects.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 2 November 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review 2013-10 harvest, 2013-10 sales, 2013-10 labour, and 2013-10 gross productivity.
    2. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

OCTOBER 2013, Processing & Storage

Saturday, 26 October 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 19 October 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 5 October 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Mindy Ross
Recorder
Mindy Ross
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

SEPTEMBER 2013, Harvest

Saturday, 28 September 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    • discuss winter gardening plans.
    • discuss packing shed clean-up.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 21 September 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Saturday, 14 September 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
10:00 - 11:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last three meeting minutes: Aug 19 (regular), Aug 26 (informal), and Sep 9 (informal).
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 9 September 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. New business:
    1. Discussion and request to change regular meeting to the weekend so Cleome can attend.
  4. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  5. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  6. Plans for the week.
  7. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  8. Check-out.
  9. Adjourn.

Monday, 2 September 2013 Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member travel.


AUGUST 2013, Travel

Monday, 26 August 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 19 August 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve Aug 5 and Aug 12 meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Review 2013-07 harvest, 2013-07 sales, 2013-07 labour, and 2013-07 gross productivity.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 12 August 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.


Monday, 5 August 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please [1]+agenda+item email your agenda items] (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2013-07 harvest, 2013-07 sales, 2013-07 labour, and 2013-07 gross productivity.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

JULY 2013, Permaculture Design

Monday, 29 July 2013 Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member travel.

Monday, 22 July 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Discussion and request that EcoReality cover Jan's legal costs in the assault charge made by User:Jennifer Campbell, because the alleged incident is totally unfounded and was during Jan discharging his normal co-op duties.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 15 July 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 8 July 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2013-06 harvest, 2013-06 sales, 2013-06 labour, and 2013-06 gross productivity.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Monday, 1 July 2013, Annual General Meeting

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When
10:00
Where
Yellow house, 2152 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Who
members, investors and scheduled/invited observers ask to attend, no drop-ins, please!
Facilitator
Jan Steinman
Recorder
Jan Steinman
  • Agenda: Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
  • Annual General Meeting
    1. Administrivia
    2. Old Business
      • Resolution to not use an external auditor (This must be decided annually, by separate resolution of both members and investors in each investor class. The directors recommend approval of this resolution)
    3. New Business
      • Annual finance report (as required by law of annual general meetings, including profit and loss statement, surplus statement, and balance sheet)
      • Approval of Stewards' reports (as required by law of annual general meetings)
      • Election of directors: (as required by law of annual general meetings) Nominations:
        • Cleome Rowe: Farm Steward
        • Rudy Siegers: director at large
        • Jan Steinman: Communication Steward
      • Pay a dividend to shareholders, up to the rate of inflation (Directors recommend no dividend be declared this year.)
    4. adjourn the Annual General Meeting

Monday, 1 July 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

JUNE 2013, Water Management

Friday, 28 June 2013 work party

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What? 
Work party and tour. transplanting
When? 
14:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats) from 16:45 until optional potluck at 18:00, followed by optional movie or presentation or homemade music. Come to one, any, or all!
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary. Bring a dish to share if staying through the potluck.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Cleome, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Monday, 24 June 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Friday, 28 June 2013 work party

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What? 
Work party and tour. Goat fencing, seeding, weeding
When? 
14:00 through 16:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats) from 16:45 until optional potluck at 18:00, followed by optional movie or presentation or homemade music. Come to one, any, or all!
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality classroom, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary. Bring a dish to share if staying through the potluck.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Cleome, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Monday, 17 June 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Discussion and request to accept membership application from Cleome Rowe
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

MAY 2013, Planting & Gardening

Tuesesday, 28 May 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Pick a new meeting day/time in order to leave Tuesday mornings open for market prep.
    2. Daily market garden/greenhouse meetings needed, suggest 08:30.
    3. EcoReality-paid food etiquette.
    4. Phone use.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Tony requests that we work out some way that he can have bacon in the morning, with the understanding that this would be a one-person exception, due to a misunderstanding about the vegetarian nature of the site when he moved in.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 Residents' Meeting

Note new meeting day and time!

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When? 
09:00 - 10:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Friday, 10 May 2013 work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
10:00 through 12:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 8 May 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2013-04 harvest, 2013-04 sales, 2013-04 labour, and 2013-04 gross productivity.
    3. New meeting time.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 Action group meeting

This is a special meeting for those contemplating greater involvement with EcoReality.

APRIL 2013, Livestock

Friday, 26 April 2013 work party

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What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
10:00 through 12:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013 Residents' Meeting

Time changed to 4 PM due to other time commitments.

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When? 
16:00 - 17:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Like-new 29' travel trailer available for the season, do we take it?
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Friday, 19 April 2013 Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
10:00 through 12:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 17 April 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Egg steward position created, India Brackley nominated.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Friday, 10 April 2013 Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
10:00 through 12:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Friday, 5 April 2013 Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
10:00 through 12:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 3 April 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2013-03 harvest, 2013-03 sales, 2013-03 labour, and 2013-03 gross productivity.
    3. Request $300 reimbursement for ten American Chestnut trees that have been planted, and 167.5 Class B shares for the planting labour. -- Jan
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

MARCH 2013, Internships & Programs

Friday, 29 March 2013 Work party

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What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
10:00 through 12:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013 Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member travel.

Friday, 22 March 2013 Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
13:00 through 15:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013 Residents' Meeting

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When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  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.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Friday, 15 March 2013 Work party

Chain Gang.jpg
What? 
Work party and tour. Soil blocking and seeding in the greenhouse!
When? 
13:00 through 15:30, rain or shine. If the weather is really nasty, we'll try to have indoor work available. followed by optional farm tour (possibly with a flock of goats).
Who? 
General public — all are welcome! No notice needed. Residents will prepare a work plan and have tools and materials ready.
Where? 
Outside the EcoReality greenhouse, 2172 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 (How to get to EcoReality.)
Bring? 
Boots, work gloves, dirty clothes, water bottle, and whatever else you need for working outside. We have all of the tools necessary.
More Info? 
Please read the work parties page for further information.
Contact? 
Contact Jen Campbell, our work party steward, or call 250-653-2024.

If you have an interest or ability or tools for a specific job please let us know and we will see if we can match you up with appropriate work if it works for the good of all involved.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2013-02 harvest, 2013-02 sales, 2013-02 labour, and 2013-02 gross productivity.
    3. Request that Jan become a Volunteer.
    4. Review Farm Steward situation.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to member illness and travel.

FEBRUARY 2013, Planting Planning

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events.
      2. Recruiting (Jan)
      3. EcoNest cottage (Jan)
    3. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Reminder: please get time sheets in as soon after the end of the month as possible!
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Emergency power (Jan)
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      6. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request discussion of EcoNest cottage project.
      • Report on meeting with planner.
    2. Update on farm steward search.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Emergency power (Jan)
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      6. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request approval to rent classroom for yoga for about eight hours per week.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Emergency power (Jan)
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      6. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2013-01 harvest, 2013-01 sales, 2013-01 labour, and 2013-01 gross productivity.
    3. Request to nominate Jan Steinman to serve as EcoReality's representative on the Salt Spring Island Climate Action Council Society.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

JANUARY 2013, Construction Projects

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Emergency power (Jan)
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      6. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Reminder: please get time sheets in as soon after the end of the month as possible!
    2. Seedy Saturday plans. What do we need besides table, tablecloth, merchandise? Need seed envelopes. Cost is 10% of sales, max $25.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
11:00 - 12:00
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Emergency power (Jan)
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      6. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request to approve a voluntary redemption rate limit of Class A shares owned by Jan Steinman and Carol Wagner to no more than 500 per month per shareholder. This will not apply to share transfer nor to liquidation of all Class A shares.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 Residents' Meeting

Meeting cancelled due to crisis with certain tenants.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 09:30
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Emergency power (Jan)
      5. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      6. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Request to change meeting time to 11 AM so Carol can come.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 Residents' Meeting

Residents meeting.jpg
When? 
09:00 - 09:30
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
Jan Steinman
Agenda 
(Please email your items to the facilitator.)
  1. Check-in.
  2. Discuss and approve agenda.
  3. Approve last meeting minutes.
  4. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes
    2. Review to do list.
    3. Review calendar.
    4. Project updates:
      1. Community farm store.
      2. Upcoming classes and events.
      3. Recruiting (Jan)
      4. Commercial propagation greenhouse (Jan)
      5. Emergency power (Jan)
      6. Yellow house suite (Jan)
      7. Water system (Jan)
    5. Health and safety concerns and updates.
  5. New business:
    Please email your agenda items (with requested time) to the facilitator, with a weeks' notice, if possible.
    1. Meter readings and billing for electricity use.
    2. Review 2012-12 harvest, 2012-12 sales, 2012-12 labour, and 2012-12 gross productivity.
    3. Request to close off commercial propagation greenhouse project.
    4. Request and discussion to begin the process of selling EcoReality -- essentially, restart Plan Z. Jan to steward and to be compensated $15 per hour, retroactive to the beginning of December 2012.
  6. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices.
  7. Farm meeting.
    • Work party task planning.
    • Market staffing.
  8. Plans for the week.
  9. Confirm facilitator for next meeting.
  10. Check-out.
  11. Adjourn.

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