Great Meeting Everyone!
|Courtney Long||Colleene Statler||Chris Beachy|
|Ray Meylor||Sue Meylor||Julia McGuire|
IDALS (Specialty Crop Grant):
The thought is for the proposal to focus on – Research type project to create a transferable model for Urban Speciality Crop Production with a youth educational focus. There are many layers to this within our project. (Did I get that Right Courtney?)
We will take steps to move forward on this grant after Courtney reports back after speaking with the grant administrator.
It was suggested by Sue and strongly seconded by Chris that we should have youth hand deliver the RFP in the final minutes prior to the deadline, if at all possible.
Trees Forever Grant:
Very simple application. Ray Meylor suggested cultivar of trees from ISU publication. We will have 2 youth groups submit grants, each for ½ the trees needed (10).
I attached the original publication of “Fruit Cultivars of Iowa”. Within it is a list of nurseries that can supply (pg 15). Here is the link to the one suggested as an “example” by Trees Forever:
I have also attached a “Rough Draft” of the grant I filled out to answer some of the questions.
Colleene expressed interest in doing this with 4-H. She is going to focus on bringing in a youth educational aspect to it with a focus on soil amendments and improving soil quality and decreasing runoff. (Does that sound correct, Colleene). She believes this is an area that will be of particular interest to her daughter! WOO HOO! I love hearing that! =). We hope to get funding to cover the cost of compost and hauling, as well as any other soil amendments we might need.
3/17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
5/16 Ground Breaking/Planting
|Event||Date / Time||Location|
|Communications Meeting||Thursday 3/5 @ 4:45||Smokey Row|
|Youth Engagement Meeting||Saturday 3/7 @ 12pm||Smokey Row|
|Design Subcommittee Meeting||Tuesday 3/10 @ 6 pm||Smokey Row|
|Monthly Whole Team Planning Meeting||Monday 3/16 @ 6pm||St. Vincent de Paul1426 6th Ave 50314|
|Grants meeting||Thursday 3/26 @ 5pm||Smokey Row|
Thanks for all your hard work! You guys are awesome!
Ralph Chiodo II, President
Forest Ave Outreach
~Growing Community, One Seed at a Time