Here is the prezi for the evening: https://prezi.com/afnddkk6w3ls/may-permie-meeting/
STEM Summer Reading Program with HDPL:
- June 6 10:30-11:30 am GVL, Jessica
- July 11 10-11 am Paseo Verde, Ana
- July 18 10-11 am Gibson, Tiffany
- July 25 10:30-11:30 am GVL
Permaculture Learning Garden Work Days:
- Every Saturday 8 am – 11 am
- Sign up on Doodle Poll if you can be a PIC
Monthly Meetings at Green Valley Library:
- June 30 (MPB Planning), 6-7:30 p.m.
- July 28 (Seed Saving Part 2 – Tiffany), 6 -7:30 p.m.
- August 25 (MPB Planning), 6-7:30 p.m.
Permaculture Learning Garden Summer/Fall Design
New summer hours are in effect, 8 am – 11 am. If you sign up at PLG PIC, you need to post the event on Facebook. Please add a blog post on this website with your log. Thank you!
Planning for summer heat, summer harvest, and a showcase worthy garden for MPB15
* Plants (perennials/annuals)
- corn (check with Olivia/Roz about planting corn so there is no cross-pollination issues)
- replace dead fig tree (in fall)
* Infrastructure (maintenance/new additions)
- replace palm fronds on shade structure
- repair cob benches (invite Ward ES garden teacher Fran to event)
- more shade
* Soil (compost/mulch)
- need more food waste (FNB)
- need to screen mulch and spread fresh screened mulch throughout garden
- increase frequency in all zones during summer
- replace batteries (please note in the log!)
154 people have interacted with the Seed Vending Machine since setting it up 6 weeks ago!
Replaced 4 speciality seeds with an assortment of seed. The specialty seeds (ones that were harvested from the PLG and we would like to see saved and returned at seed swaps) will be saved for workshops where we show attendees how to plant, maintain, and harvest seed.
Now that we have an assortment of seeds, we need to update the poster. For now, the vending machine will have a flyer pocket on it with information about seed workshops. Will need to put our brand on the machine somehow. Jessica will look into getting a sticker made for the globe.
A fun way to involve the library patrons would be to include an “easter egg” style hunt, where if you are the lucky recipient of a special kind of seed (for example, borage) then you can get something special from the reference desk. Will need to think about this some more.
Also, had a fun idea about finding our new mascot, the Cuddly Cactus, in the shelves.
Since this has been a success, would like to duplicate this in other locations (other library branches, schools, farmer’s markets, etc.)
Talked with Jennifer Brusven about merging our Seed Library efforts. She will continue on as the organizer and GBP will function as an educational and seed source for the Seed Library of Southern Nevada.
Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
Why host a MPB15?
- brings community together (farmers, neighbors, etc.)
- people know us for it, good branding
- a unique local cuisine/foodie experience for LV
- educational opportunities for harvesting, milling, and sharing new food sources
- broad scope of participants/effective outreach
Ways to improve MPB15:
- Food needs to be out quicker (better prepared with proper materials, ingredients, prep time, etc)
- Long range planning needs to be thought out and really done!
- Better promotion so we can plan more efficiently
- In short…we need a chef, or chefs, to help us plan out this large event
- Test run 2 nights before to feed the crew (does the recipe work? is the timing correct? etc)
- Apply for proper event permitting
- Live band plugged in with a longer set covering start to finish
- quieter generator (Hondas at Rockin Rio)
Rough outline penned out at May Permie Meeting:
- contact potential sponsors (chefs, ingredients, materials, farmers)
- plan mesquite bean harvest and milling
- plan educational workshops to go with harvesting and milling
- promote workshops
- harvest and mill mesquite beans/host workshops
- sponsors lined up
- begin promoting event
- 5th Annual Mesquite Pancake Breakfast at Permaculture Learning Garden