Lots of good stuff discussion happened , both within Jeff's Work Day group (which I was in) and in the reconvening meeting, where each smaller group shared its thoughts with the larger one. Notes are rough, as will probably be usual, but hopefully useful
Rick: Discussion groups:
something monthly, perhaps on Sunday afternoon
How do I save seeds? How do I start gardens? How do I start technical processes to get that going?
Carol: Gardening with Children
Traded resources for one person—maybe not full-fledged and big events
Phil: Seed sharing and resistant strains
productive gardening for food banks etc
Winter squash keeps longer! Sumemr squash more susceptible.
Phil has a bunch of varieties immune for the fall
6 Varieties of tomatoes
Kevin: High tunnels/hoop-houses
What works, what doesn't? You wanna build one? Purchase one as a kit? How do you do that?
Work days or tours for those sorts of things?
Jim McCue: Composting
I take in everything; not just a certain realm of stuff
Talking about philosophy and
Jeff non Newman: Bees and Chickens
Preparing for bees
community buy ins, legal matters for that
If not honeybees, what else
Chickens! Chicken coop tour in PGH—coordinate with that?
Jeff Newman: Workdays
Need for hands-on skills
People willing to work on people's projects
More tight knit groups as well, who help out each others
cobbling/clay or something? [didn't hear for sure]
Using our manpower to OFFER
Creating a network for this stuff, a CURRICULUM, getting measurable outcomes and tangible outcomes.