Fruit Tree Planting Meeting One. 1/4/13
Attendance: Laura Simon, Elisabeth Cadle, David Kano, James Murdza, Kye Cochran, Karen Ganey, Simon Dennis, Una Moore, Patrica Green.
Community Building at both the neighborhood and organizational levels
Collaboration and coalition building (for future collaboration)
Skill building (around fruit tree growing)
Building a platform for diverse organizations and businesses to come together around the goal of building a more robust, cohesive and resilient community.
Awareness raising (about the need for food security)
Beautify public spaces.
Bi-annual walk through. To assess the health and needs of the trees.
(Tina Barney, Niko Forester, Extension Services)
Laura: It would be really good to research around other communities that have done this.
Kye: Said that we could put a placard around each tree that states when it was planted and who is taking care of it. Clearly marked signs that say help yourself, eat, share.
James: We could put a map on the web that shows who is taking care of what.
February 4th until May 18th. (May 11th turned out to be Greenup Day.)\
Place tree order
Make connections with partnering organizations
Sign agreements with adopters
Reach out to town municipalities
Create educational materials
Create outreach materials including visuals and logo
by February 10th
To plant and secure a long-term care plan for 50 Trees
Committee Structure and Chairs:
PR committee; Elisabeth Cadle, Simon.
Partnership Committee; Karen and Patricia
(Collaborators, Site providers, Adopters, Sponsors)
Fundraising Committee; Laura Simon, Simon
Location Committee; David Kano, Karen
Potential Partners and Partner Types:
Nursing Homes (Kendal)
Cedar Circle Farm
Dartmouth Farm and College, (Scott)
After school Programs.
Monday, February 11th, 6:00 to 7:30 (Subsequent meetings will be every other Monday evening)
Humbly Submitted for your review by Simon P. Dennis