- Do we want to do a composting workshop and what type (home vs community type)
- The Town is already contracted with someone to take town compost
- Liz Wilson has used a Green Cone for a year. Back yard composting, it eats everything.
Ongoing maintenance of existing projects
- Judy’s bed at the south entrance, can we help?
- Cumby’s – spring and fall trim
- Raised bed – weeding? Adding to? Perhaps Janice (antiques) can take ownership
- Chapman’s bed – does need to be dug up, divided and replanted. It would be all day or even weekend project
Getting businesses to take ownership, at the least for watering
- Responsibility of business owner. We should have an agreement that they take care of plants after a certain time, once plants are established
What projects do we want to take on?
-Telephone poles. 26 poles – we could do all in 2 sessions if we approached it in an assembly line way. We could let business owners know of grants and help available when we approach them with the news we are going to plant around their telephone pole. We would need a one page list of help available.
-Fireworks store planters? – again owner needs to take some responsibility.
-Some funds will be available through town, contributions in memory of William Frost
The Railroad Garden
Some interest in seeing if there is anything left of Joe Alger’s railroad garden. Alice Adams has recently passed but Liz is in touch with her daughter Charlotte. Charlotte may or may not have any info.
The RR land between the new trees and the track is town land and we could do something in there, a little garden with paths and seating or even just a big bed of something low maintenance (Echinacea, Rudbeckia, or something)
Big idea of the day was to create a community garden on library property. This could be a wonderful community builder. How do people new to town meet? Working their row or plot at the community garden. Visible to school and post office Thetford has had big success with theirs. We would need to make sure the library trustees are on board as well..
This would be a big project. Land would need to be rototilled, amended as necessary and fenced. Cat Buxton would be a good resource.
Addendum: The library was not open yesterday but I did stop and talk to Samantha at the library today (Tuesday). She is all for the idea of a garden there and says she has a very supportive board of trustees. The library owns all the way to the next driveway she thinks.