Posted by Kaitlin Tito on Sep 04, 2020
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Marty received a large shipment of washable masks if anyone is in need
  • Brenda will talk to Karen sometime this week regarding the possibility of a mentorship program
  • Conrad will check in with Haley for thoughts on implementing a program in Saco schools
  • Conrad also reaching out to Bill Paterson / Don talking to Bob Wester (to see if a similar program already exists)
  • The subcommittee will need to look into necessary steps (background check/fingerprinting?) to be cleared to work with children
  • YouthFull Maine in need of funding for additional space - Brenda suggested a $1,000 donation
  • Tabled until we have more information regarding other funding sources (discussion to be continued via email)
  • Hand sanitizer is assembled - Ken to receive 6 bottles; Conrad will distribute the rest and keep us updated on recipients
VICTORY GARDEN INITIATIVE
  • Kaitlin has assembled a general outline of relevant information
  • Suggested plants: corn, snap beans, lima beans, tomatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, onions, spinach, potatoes, peppers
  • Topics to cover: watering, weeding, soil composition, fertilizer, canning/storing, spacing, composting
  • The subcommittee may consider building a relationship with a local farm for community garden space and/or purchasing seedlings and other supplies
  • A "tool library" may also be helpful for families who do not currently own the necessary gardening equipment
  • Eventually, we can put together gardening kits with seeds/seedlings and a pamphlet of useful tips (with additional information available online)
  • Conrad will touch base with local farmers for their input on this project
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