Second Transition Meeting Recap, 2/17/15

A few members of the Executive Team met on Feb. 17th to finish discussing some lingering transitional items for our new leaders.  We also discussed some exciting developments and ideas around the top three Crowley Station Community Garden Goals detailed in the previous post.

The highlights are:

Registrations for 2015 will be sent to past members today and are due by March 1 for those who would like to keep the same plot as last year. Returning gardeners will be given first preference.  After March 1st, there will be open registration for anyone who wants to get involved with our active CSCG group!  New registrations are due by March 15th.  An updated registration form will be posted to our website shortly.  If you are looking for a community garden this season, visit the Member Expectations section for more information.

CSCG now has an Instragram account!  #crowleystationcommunitygarden
We encourage you to post creative and attractive pictures of our garden with the above hashtag to help promote awareness and increase our visibility.  As we emerge from winter into spring through summer growth and fall harvests, share your progress with our greater community with pictures!

Treasurer and Co-Chair Courtney Stacy will keep a wishlist for items that would benefit our community garden.  Ideas are welcome!  Please contact her if you have any suggestions for materials that will continue to improve the CSCG, located in the First Settlement Neighborhood, and enjoyment of this community meeting space for everyone.

2015 Crowley Station Community Garden Goals

Tonight the Executive Team met for the first time in 2015. After catching up on the big changes going on in our lives, we got down to the exciting work of planning the garden for the next year. It was a super productive meeting. Every leader had ideas for how they could help the garden grow and be more awesome. We also had some great ideas for the whole garden to work on. We wanted to share our top three goals for 2015 with our members and the community.

1. To develop and distribute well thought out and designed literature for garden members and the community. This will include refining our handbook, creating brochures for on site promotion, and more!

2. To increase the promotion and visibility of the community garden. This year we will focus on creating a solid plan for the next two years on how to promote the garden efficiently and exquisitely. We hope to increase the diversity of members and help create a following and support network for the garden’s continued success.

3. To increase the productivity and health of the garden plots to the point where members have enough surplus to donate to the food pantry on top of the donations coming from our educational plot.

To accomplish all these things we will need the continued support of our garden members and community friends. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact an Executive Team leader!