Community Table Association met as a board on May 4. The minutes are below.
Our next community meeting is at Brackett Park on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 pm. All are welcome.
Community Table Association Board Meeting Minutes
May 4, 2011,, 6:30-8 pm, Brackett Park
In attendance: Michael Chaney, Iliana Lopez, Rudy Alvarez, Charity Tatah Mentan, Collie Graddick, Art Serotoff, Bunmi Odumuye, Cassandra Meyer, Debbra Myers, Derrick Williams, Paula Seeger, Brooke Dierkhising (minute taker)
My Farm: Siona is back from Africa and is beginning to plant at Grow! TC
Africa Network for Development: Charity has a network of farmers in Elk River and WI
Hmong Farmers: train the trainers is in the works, some language barriers exist, their farm is being remapped because it was originally rented for more space than their actually was
SPARC: 5 year lease for farming demonstration space, CTA will be doing community outreach in the neighborhood
Grow!TC: 2 greenhouses are functioning and rented, property is for sale
Hispanic Cooperative: a new cooperative is forming in WI – Iliana and Rudy are representing this new cooperative
Restaurants: there are two restaurants that are being explored for cooperative processing space – 38th/11th and 3700 N. Penn
Also: sweet potatoes are being grown for Sanford Middle School
We briefly reviewed the business plan for CT North
Thank you to Paula for compiling, she is taking suggestions for rewrite
Business Plan Committee has formed and will be led by Paula, includes: Paula, Debbra, Bunmi, Collie, Michael, Charity, Art, Derrick
The people present unanimously agreed that the logo submitted by Max Konrardy was their favorite of the three submitted.
Brooke will work with Max to refine (name has changed from Cooperative to Association)