Hammonton Green Committee Minutes June 3, 2019
Monthly Meeting - Hammonton Town Hall

Green Committee Members:

X Jeanette DePiero X Mica McCullough  X Amy Menzel   X Linda Esposito  
_ Kerri Patton      __Sara Verrillo   X Jen Rajkowski    __ Steve Doran

Friends of the Green Committee & Guests: Kathia Ramirez, Ellie Gibson, Eric Schmehl

  1. Events and Projects:



Community Garden Update

  • Scheduling Garden Talks & Children’s Workshops
  • June 11 Whole Plant Cooking
  • June 22 Nurturing Nature
  • June 30 Flower Power
  • July 11 Nutritionist
  • August & September AC Master Gardeners (topics & dates TBD)
  • Eric will arrange a field trip to local hop farm, Timberline Farms
  • Atlantic County Master Gardeners requested 3 plots. Mica assigned.
  • Suggested that future Garden meetings occur during workdays. Please bring any complaints/ requests/ news/ updates during that time. Mica will update GC website.
  • Linda’s lime application to kill crabgrass has proven successful on small scale. She will continue applying in other areas to test.
  • Mica will add children’s workshops to website, create FB events & small Gazette ad.

Events Recap

  • Thank you, volunteers!
  • Rain Garden Installation at HHS (no mulch needed); Press of AC photos on HGC Facebook post. Mica will find out who will maintain.
  • Red Cross canvassing-- made 16 homes safer, installed 27 alarms.


  • Pollinator garden-- no updates at this time
  • Compost bin pre-order-- no updates at this time

Sustainable Jersey

  • Application submitted!
  • Review timeline; feedback should be mid-July
  • Suggestion to do annual updates rather than bigger lift every 3 years.

Green Business Program

  • 4 pending applications; Mica will reach out to arrange site visits.
  • Mica will add program info & link to Green Day vendor application.

Plastics Subcommittee

  • Meeting 6:00 pm @ Casciano, June 12th
  • Planning large-scale art project. Charlie Branigan will present a sketch & anticipated costs at June meeting.  

Green Day 9/21

(rain date 9/22)

  • Lake Park has been reserved; Recycling Central will still be at Fairgrounds
  • Vendor form updated- please share with local businesses & orgs!
  • 17 vendors so far
  • Sponsor form updated-- please share!
  • Jen- Recycled toy art & toy collection, invite Funny Farm, Pastore’s
  • Linda will reach out to Donio’s

 Upcoming Events

  • June 11th Garden Talk: Whole Plant Cooking 6:30 pm
  • June 15th Adopt-A-Road Cleanup 9:00 am
  • June 22nd Historical Society House & Garden Tour
  • June 22nd Nurturing Nature Children’s Garden Workshop 10:00 am
  • June 23rd Garden Workday 9:00 am
  • June 30th Flower Power Children’s Garden Workshop 11:00 am
  • July 11th Garden Talk: Nutritious Choices 6:30 pm         
  • July 13th & 28th Garden Workdays 9:00 am         

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Anyone interested in taking on a role in Communications/ social media/ meeting minutes/ event planning/ new member recruitment, please email Mica.


2. Open Floor

3. Next Garden/GC Meeting: July 1st, 7:00 pm at Town Hall 3rd floor conference room.

**Note that July Garden ‘meetings’ will take place during July 13th and 28th workdays**