Kinnelon Community Gardens TimelineThe timeline for breaking ground for our Kinnelon Community Gardens would be by OCTOBER 1st.
Kinnelon Community Gardens Mission StatementWe spoke about creating a Mission Statement, but we did not want it to be complicated. Sustainable West Milford has a GREAT mission statement – so, we recycled it a little and made it our own:
Kinnelon Community Gardens hopes to empower residents to be advocates for sustainable communities. Enabling community members to transform Kinnelon into an environmentally friendly and sustainable community through their personal participation and leadership.
Kinnelon Community Gardens Property Search CommitteeI guess the biggest question on everyone’s mind is Where Will The Kinnelon Community Garden Be? We do not know yet, Mary Cobell and Galina Adair volunteered to do a property search. 30 acres behind rec and behind town hall as well as areas around schools were suggested.
Kinnelon Community Gardens Master Gardener ListA list of Kinnelon Master Gardeners needs to be put together, because we will be deferring to them for help. Possible sources mentioned were Frelinghuysen and Rutgers Co-op Extension. Theresa Haulser will be looking into this.
Kinnelon Community Gardens PR CommitteeKathy Valischeck and Kim Mazurkiewicz
Kinnelon Community Gardens Resource ListMary Derstine
***If you would like help w/any of the above committees please contact the individuals involved already.
Decisions MadeWe did decide upon the following issues:
* The Kinnelon Community Gardens are going to be ORGANIC!!!
* It can be a Public Garden/Education Center.
* Approach local business for work donations.
* Glenwild is a local GREEN garden center… Glenwildgardens.com
* Is this going to be just vegetables or include flowers also?
Next Kinnelon Community Gardens MeetingMonday, August 30th, 7-8 will be the next meeting. Local community garden representatives will tell us how they got their gardens started. We will be able to ask questions. RIGHT AFTER this meeting, we will have our Kinnelon Community Garden meeting.
There were a multitude of other questions as well…..will we need insurance, how long will the plots be, should we charge, etc. For next time.
All exciting news!
Do you want to be involved? Attend the 8/30/10 meeting or contact Galina Adair via email at: Kinneloncommunitygardens@gmail.com.
Thanks, Galina! Congratulations, Kinnelon Community Gardens!