Temecula Valley Rose Society

Families in the Garden Committee Minutes

Meeting minutes for January 6th, 2016

Attendees: Val Fujihara, Mi-ae Kim, Barb Purdy, Kathy Katz, Alicia Cline, JoAnn Summers, Rebecca Weersing

Call to order at 11 a.m.

Three goals for our 2016 programs

1. Improve publicity for programs:
a. Continue posting on Patch, Temecula Talks, Couponer

b. Facebook-more frequent postings and photos
Action: Our Facebook name has been changed from 'Gardening for Kids in Temecula' to 'Families in the Garden'. Rebecca will contact Patricia Hirsch about assisting our committee with posting on our Facebook. Alicia will post announcement of our January 16th program and will take pictures of our event to post as a follow-up. Facebook will be used to not only give information about our program, but will guide users to other sites of interest on youth gardening. Our committee will send any appropriate URLs to Rebecca for insertion in our Facebook.

c. Explore other places to publish
Action: Kathy will find out about advertising in Neighbors Magazine and report at our next meeting. Val volunteered to put up brightly colored announcements on community boards at local businesses. Rebecca will ask Joann W. to work up a small poster to have ready by next planning meeting. The committee will participate in putting up notices at local businesses and are asked to bring a list of businesses that have communiy boards to our next meeting.

d. Funding for Youth Gardening Program (Tree of Life and 'Families')
Action: Rose Society has allocated funds for our programs. Discussion on places to apply for grants: grocery stores, local businesses, service clubs. No action was taken on who should do this search. Our committee received a grant from the Women's Club and we will decide on how to use this at our next meeting.

2. Program Assignments for January 16, 2016
a. Welcome Registration:
Mi-ae will man the table and collect supplies Guests to go on self-directed hike to upper garden

b. Tree of Life Garden:
Alicia will talk on what's growing and guide harvesting. JoAnn will supply paper bags for produce. Val will bring Ranch Dressing for dipping veggies.

c. Planting Onions
Barb will purchase onions, 3 kinds. Barb and Val will prepare soil before 1/16/16. Victoria, Katlyn, and Val will help kids plant onions. Alexis may help with planting. Any onions not planted will be given away to the children. Rebecca will clip rosemary samples to be used for planting in peat pots (JoAnn will bring)

d. Creative activities:
Coloring sheets: JoAnn will search for onion theme sheets. Magnifying glass (sliced onion), Plant rosemary clipping (available committee).