Gail HaleMarie FlemingKeith JohnsonMichael SimmonsSteve Hale
1. Thanks to Michael Simmons, we now have a name: Trillium Horticultural Park Project for the creation of Trillium Horticultural Park at the Thomson site. The group liked the use of trillium as a native wildflower for both its sound and its image as well as the broad meaning of the term horticulture which includes plants used for food as well as for other purposes.
2. It was decided that the initial focus for site development would include 3 areas
b. community garden
c. plant nursery
3. For the composting initiative it was agreed to convene a meeting of the following people - David Parsons, Michael Simmons, Elisa Pokral, Marie Fleming and Steve Hale. All others in our group are invited as well. Once I get emails for Dave and Elisa I will set up a Doodle poll to set the date.
possible sources of compost include - landscapers, nurseries, Upland & BBC breweries, City of Bloomington, also food from Community Kitchen. Michael suggested that we learn more about Chicago's composting efforts.
4. For the community garden initiative it was agreed to convene a meeting of the following people - Cathy Meyer, Michael Simmons, Robin Hobson. I am also wondering about including representatives from the Community Kitchen and Mother Hubbard's. Again, once I have email addresses I will do the Doodle.
5. No specific plans were made for people to involve with starting the nursery initiative.
6. Michael mentioned that we should be looking into getting a planning grant that could cover expenses involved in these development activities.
7. Key upcoming events
Nov 16 - Meeting with Maryellen May at 11:00 a.m. at the Bakehouse to discuss producing a video of the project
Nov 17 - Meeting with Tom Micuda at 10:00 a.m. at City Hale suite 160 to discuss current zoning and planning requirements for the site
Not scheduled - compost meeting
Not scheduled - community garden meeting
Dec 8 - Next Trillium group meeting at 1:00 p.m. at the Hale's