Hammonton Green Committee Minutes February 4, 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: Lisa Zeuner, Charley Crowley,

  1. Events and Projects:



Community Garden Update

  • 2019 applications now available, will be on GC website soon. Every gardener must fill out an application every year; plots are $20 each.
  • 17 returning gardeners, 34 available plots
  • Considering planting a cover crop on walkways & destitute beds to improve soil, potentially purchase 5-6 yds loam for soil amendment
  • All members are invited to join Community Gardeners Communications group on Facebook
  • Charley will check prices on landscape material @ TSC
  • Eagle Theatre opportunity for cross-promotion w/ next show, creating local-themed planter as stage design, offered space in playbill-- Jen will keep us informed  
  • Fundraiser idea: sell herbs/ sedum; succulent making/ repotting
  • Accepting seeds for children’s salad garden (bring to next meeting)
  • Amy offered to start seeds in ACUA greenhouse
  • Work day: tidy up communal herb bed; dig up & replant

Plastics Subcommittee

  • 2/13 Plastics Subcommittee meeting, 6:00 pm @ Casciano
  • How to incorporate ShopRite as leader on this?

Environmental Commission Update

  • No updates.

Mother’s Club Meeting

February 13th @ Rocco’s  

  • 2nd Wednesdays @ Rocco’s, 8:00 pm
  • This month: February 13th
  • Jen & Mica will attend on GC behalf, propose partnership w/ April toy swap, look for other potential partnerships or shared projects

Sustainable Jersey planning 

  • Rx Collection date set by HPD: 2/16 from 9:00-3:00 @ Town Hall
  • Next planning meeting Feb 20th at 7:00 pm @ HAC
  • Recertification Tracking document HERE

 Upcoming Events

  • Events Planning Committee? Jen & Amy will help.
  • Green Drinks hosted by Waterford, 2/19 @ Rack’s (new date)
  • EOFLS- 3/22 (need topic, location)
  • MLK cleanup will not be rescheduled; instead, GC members who attend the 3/30 Lake Cleanup can work toward Egg Harbor Road
  • April 3rd Thursday tabling w/ PPA (4/18) (Hand out trees, reusable bags, garden applications, event lists, information). Table on sidewalk by NextDoor
  • Townwide Cleanup & Planting 5/4
  • Rain Barrel Workshop @ Canoe Club 5/4 12:30-2:30

Potential Events

  • Wasted! Documentary screening-- Jen will pursue whether we can screen for free
  • Toy Swap w/ Mother’s Club in conjunction w/ Earth Day- Jen
  • Garden presentation at Toddler Town- Jen  
  • Working on scheduling Orchid Talk & other Garden Talks


2. Open Floor

        Nothing mentioned.

3. Next Garden/GC Meeting: March 4th, 7:00 pm at 3rd floor conference room, Town Hall