Hammonton Green Committee Agenda August 5, 2019
Monthly Meeting - Hammonton Town Hall

Green Committee Members:

__ Jeanette DePiero  XMica McCullough  __ Amy Menzel   X Linda Esposito  
__ Kerri Patton      __Sara Verrillo   XJen Rajkowski    __ Steve Doran

Friends of the Green Committee & Guests: Charley Crowley, Eric Schmehl

  1. Events and Projects:

PROJECT

STATUS/ACTIONS NEEDED:

Community Garden Update

  • Workdays: August 10th & 25th 9:00 am, September 14th & 29th 10:00 am, October 12th & 27th, 10:00 am
  • Garden Talks: August 11, August 21, September 18, October 16th (details below)
  • Scheduling Garden Talks through winter?
  • Mushroom growing
  • Cold frame gardening
  • Evergreen wreath making
  • Orchids?
  • End of August harvest children’s talk? Potentially weekend before Labor Day

Updates

  • Pollinator garden- donation being watered by Linda, dates to  be scheduled for cooler weather
  • Compost bin pre-order
  • Environmental Commission
  • HHS Rain Garden- saw Isabella
  • SUP Hammonton Subcommittee

Sustainable Jersey

  • Received list of items that need revision from SJ
  • 380 points submitted
  • 135 points awarded
  • 245 points need improvement (215 needed for Silver level)
  • Revisions due by September 8th
  • So far, 40 points have been revised.

Green Business Program

  • 2 pending applications (Casciano & Joe Bruno photography)
  • Schedule site visit/ follow-up meeting
  • Pistone’s submitted & published July 17th edition
  • Fermented submitted 8/2 for 8/7 edition
  • Thin Place Farm scheduled to be submitted ~August 17th
  • Inviting recipients to attend August 26th Town Council meeting to be recognized publicly
  • Mica met with Chamber of Commerce & MainStreet Hammonton to strategize outreach to local businesses. General email blast in early September w/ reminder of Green Day; new checklist, potential for early 2020 Chamber ‘BEST’ event presentation about program, HGC.

Green Day 9/21

(rain date 9/22)

  • Workshops?
  • Vendor & sponsor  forms updated-- please share!!
  • 31 vendors so far
  • 2 sponsors so far, $2,100
  • Resolution needed?
  • Green Day Planning meetings: August 5th @ GC monthly mtg,  August 21st (6:30 pm, before Garden Talk), September 9th @ GC monthly mtg
  • Invited to HEF Recycling Central: do we want to have a table there?
  • Poster for Green Day @ Recycling Central

 Upcoming Events

  • August 7th Permaculture Club meeting, movie night
  • August 9th 6-9 pm National Night Out @HHS
  • Jen will create QR code, seed bomb materials  
  • August 10th 9:00 am Community Garden Workday
  • August 11th 5:30 pm Garden Talk: Soil Micronutrients w/Dietitian
  • August 15th 6:30 pm Jersey Friendly Yards EOFLS at Canoe Club
  • Ellie will share info w/ Canoe Club
  • August 21st 7:00 pm Garden Talk: Fall & Winter Crops
  • August 25th 9:00 am Community Garden Workday
  • August 26th Town Council Meeting (green businesses recognized)
  • September 14th 10:00 am Community Garden Workday
  • September 17th 6-9 pm Sustainable Jersey Listening Session @ NJM
  • September 18th 7pm Garden Talk: Cover Crops
  • September 21st 12-4 GREEN DAY!
  • September 29 10:00 am Community Garden Workday
  • October 5th 4:30 Community Garden End-of-Season Potluck
  • October 12th 10:00 am Community Garden Workday
  • October 16th 7:00 pm Garden Talk: Closing Garden for Winter
  • October 27th 10:00 am Final 2019 Community Garden Workday

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Event planning
  • New member recruitment
  • Communications
  • Subcommittee leads

        

2. Open Floor

3. Next GC Meeting: September 9th, 6:30 7:00 at Town Hall 3rd floor conference room
(note, this is the 2nd Monday of the month, due to Labor Day holiday)