Friday, May 30, 2008

I love what you can find on wiki. Here is a scratch pad from Bob Jones who isstarting up the Grow Not Lawns. Damn.... horrible sounding name compared to Grow don't Mow... Maybe I should trade mark it or someding. Here goes the important parts. But if you want to check it out its here.

Fantastic meeting yesterday morning. This meeting was pulled together with less than 24 hours notice and 10 people showed up! The bottom line is- We are excited about charging ahead to get organized to do this work even if we haven't figured out exactly what we will do or when or how. Much enthusiasm...

Summary/Conclusion? Based on the above comments of individuals at the meeting, it would seem like the main focus/interest is on filling the need to help people learn how to grow their own food locally with a preference toward doing organic/not chemical based gardening. Are we in general agreement about this? Is this the essence of a mission statement?

When to start this work? The consensus seemed to be to start slowly. Many are busy this summer. Some suggestions were to recruit people this summer, do research on what other groups are doing, develop a flyer or brochure in time for the fair 9/15 and have a realistic goal of doing garden prep for perhaps 10 people this fall. It will also give more individuals time to read the book, Food Not Lawns, by Heather Flores, which is excellent.

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