- He reminded everyone that the community garden grant applications for the Scotts Miracle-Gro grant would be due next month (July).
- A tour of the “dirty dozen” hub gardens would be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- The Women’s Board of Franklin Park Conservatory would be taking their annual community garden tour on July 18 and would be focusing this year on gardens on the south side of Columbus.
- The Growing to Green Awards would again be held at the end of August. There are financial awards for Best Community Garden, Community Gardener of the Year, the new Sustainability Award, Youth Leadership Award, Beautification Project and Educational Garden. There would also be a new award funded by the Osteopathic Society. While next year that award will similarly be open to nominations, this year the award will be given based on the nominations submitted for the other awards.
- Bill has plenty of seed packets at FPC for anyone who needs seeds.
- FPC also has lots of wood chips for those gardens that want to have lined paths like we have at the SACG. Bill explained that FPC has had to chop down a number of their ash trees. He suggested that FPC could also load the chips into your trucks. (Of course, there was a little snickering because you all know that the SACG also has an abundance of wood chips which we would be delighted to share with you). Bill also said that the City would be providing FPC with hardwood mulch to share with area community gardens.
- Finally, Bill passed out fliers about this year’s Franklin County Green Corps program at Franklin Park Conservatory. Last year’s Green Corps program was a great success and all of the graduates had jobs at the completion of the program. (They also made an attempt to stain the SACG benches in September). The details of the program seem the same as last year (i.e., a paid 40-week internship), except that the brochure says that it is only available to Franklin County residents who do NOT live in the City of Columbus. Bill said he would double check that. Questions should be directed to Lawrence Jackson at COWIC: 559-5075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 8, 2012
GCGC’s June Potluck Meeting
at 10:45 AM