Who? Mike, Sarai, Chuck, Jill, Chris S., Rosemary, Trina
Sarai wants to figure out why we should not go quarterly for Newsletter.
4 that coincide w/ 4 annual main events.
April - Plant Swap and Sale
July - Garden Tour
October - Food Swap
January - Lighting the Dark
Sarai supports. Jill supports. Unanimous support.
Make this for April. Submissions due Monday, April 18th.
Theme: Foodshed-- area that food comes from. Right now, it is international for most people. 30 square miles is all we need per person.
Food acreage-- how much land it takes to feed an individual
1.6 acres by average
Also to be included
1.Chuck's essay on plants/pesticides-- he will update it.
2.SCD -Native Plant Sale Volunteers Needed, Fish Count
3. TFF- Seventh Gen supper, Events: Skill share, book talk, discussion
4. Speak up!Speak Out-- 10 year anniversary
Facebook - like Chuckanut Transition on Facebook. Scott from volunteering w/Garden Tour made Facebook page for the tour.
Fall Film Series
--Table CT effort towards actually hosting until Jaime/Christopher return
--Suggest to May that she contact Sedro Wooley
-- Suggest to Wooley that they host movies as part of their Transition efforts
--Rosemary suggests that we have a movie review corner in the newsletter and just refer ideas to each other that way.
----Trina added that we just suggest movies that are topical (book reviewish) and ask for feedback from readers.
Garden Tour organizing update - Blanchard Mountain Farm a maybe, Thoughful Food a yes, John Leighton a yes.
Plant Swap and Sale-- Vending?, Organizing Skill Share?, Sharing Info
Trina, Sarai, Jill, Chris, Chuck, Anette will bring stuff to trade.
Do we want to make a skill share a bigger part of the plant sale? Or do we want to make a skill share as an event on its own?
Jill suggests that we have a skill survey for what people want to learn or perhaps what they may have to teach?
Develop a survey that we use at multiple events.
Chris suggests that seed saving is a skill share that would fit. He will reach out to some resources at Whatcom and Phinney Farm.
Chuck wants to share about bugs.
Sue Mitchell of Friday Creek Habitat Stewards update - SCEA is planning series in Sept. on water issues. Sue contacted a B ham cookbook author on giving a presentation on cooking native plants (do we want to partner on this?)
This opens up the idea, suggests Jill, of having a skill share on identifying edible plants.
Anyone know anybody w/water saving measures to share?
Debriefing LIghting the Dark
Trina loved seeing families involved. Kids running around. New people were being introduced, meeting.
Potluck was good. The feeling of inclusion was very positive.
Does anyone want to buy a water tank as a group purchase. Talk to Ranger about the water coop.
Sarai wants to do a mushroom order.
Jill says that mushrooms should be a skill share.