Hammonton Green Committee Minutes - August 2017
Monthly Meeting - Hammonton Town Hall

Green Committee Members:

X Jeanette DePiero X  Mica McCullough  X Amy Menzel   __  Linda Esposito    __ Kerri Patton    

 __ Sara Verrillo   __Courtney Volpe

Friends of the Green Committee & Guests: Sustainable Buena, Eric Schmehl, Bonnie Palmer

  1. Events and Projects:



1st Annual Garden Tour

Sun. Aug. 13, approx. 8-3 pm

  • Williamstown → Hammonton → Gibbsboro → Woodbury→ Wmstwn
  • Hammonton garden volunteers will be at HCG around 8:00 am. Other volunteers are welcome!


  • Amy will bring muffins, Mica will bring coffee

Green Day,

Sun. Sept. 24, 12-4 pm

  • Officially moved to the Lake Park
  • Website updated/ vendor forms emailed; so far ~20 vendors,
  • Flyers available from Amy, Sara, Mica,
  • Mother’s Club will run costume swap
  • Plein Air competition will not happen this year, maybe 2018
  • Arts Center will do a CD-dreamcatcher workshop
  • Workshops will run all day, rather than allotted time
  • Jeanette received $100 sponsorship from JNR
  • EHT Key Club, HHS Green Club are potential student volunteers


  • Mica will distribute flyers to Casciano, library, Aquarium, Herban Legend, Ohana, Community Garden. Eric will put up in Fermented, Jeanette will put in Arts Center. Amy will take to ACUA.
  • ALL: Collect beads, CDs, yarn, feathers, etc. for dreamcatcher workshop & bring supplies to Green Day event on 9/24
  • Eric will ask Rodeo Robot for per-shirt price for ~50 volunteers shirts
  • Jeanette will ask Stockton for sponsorship. Amy will follow up with Atlanticare, Rotary Club.
  • Mica will ask Ohana, Preservation Pickles to be vendors.
  • Dan will ask about Pinelands Adventures being present at event
  • Amy will get the visual bottle representation from Brigantine
  • Amy will look into yard signs & a new banner to hang on Bellevue

Paint Waste Bins for Public Works

  • Jeanette, Amy & Linda will paint the bins then set a date to embellish them in the future with student volunteers         

Eye Opening Film & Lecture

  • No word from Stockton on available dates or from speaker.

Green Business Recognition Program

  • Set up dates with Mazza’s & Pistone’s Auto Repair for Recognition
  • Set up meeting to explain program with Chamber  
  • Send another press release to Gazette (SV)
  • Green Businesses will be invited to Green Day & recognized


  • Mica will tell local breweries about program & encourage applications

Adopt a Road Cleanups

  • Host an Adopt-A-Road table at Green Day
  • DATE Sat. Oct. 14 at 10:00 am. Please park @ library (rather than Kathedral) All supplies provided.


  • Amy is meeting with Jerry Barberio, will discuss town-level Adopt-A-Road project, creating a map of “orphaned” roads

Buy Local Program

  • Mia Lane Design ? Kerri to follow up

Reusable Bag Handouts

  • No actions planned at this time.

Student Representative & Scholarship Program

  • Develop scholarship requirements for 2018 year (Kerri)


Sustainable Jersey/Sustainable Jersey for Schools

  • Linda sent a gentle reminder to John Lyons, no word yet.


3. Garden Update -

4. Open Floor