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Skidaway Farms Board Meeting Minutes 9/26/19

Present: Susan Burns, Karen Burroughs, Monica Hughes, Jane Kollman, Tom Rosen, Joe Tyson

Absent: Michael Kahn, Ralph Hinz

Introductions and Welcome: Tom Rosen was introduced as our new treasurer and a motion was made by MH to install him as the Farm’s acting provisional treasurer until the spring elections, seconded by KB, unanimously approved.

Treasurers Report: Tom reported that we will have a shortfall this year of $1300 because of plots not being rented. We need to rent 13 plots and 10 plots are ready to go. Tom also has some feelers out for someone to serve as a marketing person for the Farm. Susan is willing to help the marketing effort.

Farm Bell: Karen is donating her family’s farm bell to the Farm and the plan is to install it this winter with the possible help of the barn builders. Karen and her husband installed two new birdhouses and will fix the ones that need new latches.

Weather Station: Rick Cunningham reported that the Audubon Club will continue to pay costs associated with the Farm’s weather station.

Farm Visits: Jane reported that there will be a visit to the Farm by The Garden Club on 10/7 at 10:30 and that the Hess school kindergarten class will visit on two days, 11/7 and 11/8 from 9 -12:30. Volunteers will be needed the days the school children are here and a blast will be sent by Monica.

Plot Rental Increase: Discussion re plot rental and the need for increased revenue. Plot prices have not been raised since Farm’s beginnings. JK made a motion to raise plot rental fee to $125. for a 10 by 20 plot and $175. for a raised bed to begin January 1, seconded by MH and unanimously passed. A notice will be sent out to the Farmers notifying them of the increase by MH.

ByLaws: MH will amend the bylaws to reflect JK’s role as VP and the duties of the VP which are to assume the role of president in his absence and to be the general manager of the day to day operations of the Farm.

Next Meeting: October 23 at 1:00 pm

Skidaway Farm Board Meeting Minutes: 7/24/2019

Skidaway Farms Board Meeting Minutes: July 24, 2019

Present: Susan Burns, Karen Burroughs, Ron Dillard, Linny Dillard, Ralph Hinz, Monica Hughes, Jane Kollman, Joe Tyson

Absent: Michael Kahn

Raised Beds: R Hinz presented information on the cost of raised beds using lumber and using concrete blocks.  The costs were about equal for both but the resilience of the concrete was noted.  There may be the possibility of having Bethesda Barn Builders, a volunteer organization, build the wooden raised beds and J Kollman will get in touch with Ed Case, her contact with this organization, when she returns from vacation  This would defray the labor cost substantially.  Tabled until September meeting when we have this information.

Maintenance: Blue Bird houses are in poor condition and need to be replaced.  K Burroughs will request the Landings woodworker’s club to make 5 – 10 more bird houses as they are making some for Audubon.

Farm Bell: K Burroughs requested that her family farm bell be relocated from her garage to be hung at the farm.  The board unanimously approved this and will look for a way to secure the bell and a good location for it.

Treasurers Report: R Dillard reported and emailed copies of the June Balance Sheet, June Income Statement, Accounts Receivable Report, and Farm Plat. Our cash position remains solid.  Renewed our General Liability, Directors & Officers, and Accident Insurance policies this week for $1356.00 which was the same premium we paid last year.  Our property casualty policy doesn’t renew until later this year. One of our CD’s matures in August which will be renewed.

Survey: Farm survey was reviewed and discussed.  There were the usual complaints about weeds encroaching on farmer’s plots as well as uneven water distribution from the over head sprinklers.  Both are constant problems that farmers need to address by keeping their farms tidy and reporting any nearby plots that have encroaching weed problems.  Watering system is checked in entirety every spring and when there are new seedlings or very hot weather plots may require more water than the overhead sprinklers provide.  Discussion about raising garden plot fee by $25 ensued with a decision made to check finances again in October before any decision is made.  

Meeting was adjourned.

No meeting will be held in August.

Next meeting will be Thursday, September 26, 2019

Skidaway Farms Spring Festival

 

 

Register Now: http://www.skidawayfarms.net/members/civicrm/event/register?id=17&reset=1

A delightful Dinner In The Garden – no need to login – just click the “Register Now” button

The 2019 Skidaway Farms Spring Festival

Come join us for an evening of great food and fun and show your support for Skidaway Farms

Dinner in the garden at Skidaway Farms

Wednesday, May 1, 4:30 – 7:30 

The menu will be designed and managed by our two favorite Farmer/Chefs,

Tom Rosen and Joe Tyson

and the Skidaway Island Men’s Gourmet Group

Bring Your Own Beverages (water will be provided)

Seating is limited to 125, so get your tickets now. To purchase, just click the “Register Now” button (top right or bottom left).

A portion of your ticket price will be a tax deductible contribution to support farm educational projects. We will celebrate our spring /summer gardens and enjoy another successful garden season. 

See you at the Farm! 

When:

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location:

Skidaway Farms
McWhorter Rd
Savannah, GA 31411
United States

Tickets and Donations: http://www.skidawayfarms.net/members/civicrm/event/register?id=17&reset=1

Individuals $ 35.00
Couple $ 70.00
Family $ 90.00
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Annual Meeting Thursday, June 13th, 2018

Skidaway Farm’s 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13th at 5 pm at the Farm.  The farm’s annual budget will be presented and voted on by the Board of Directors and nominations will be presented for board positions.  Currently there are seven board members and three of those positions  expire this year: Mike Welsh, Monica Hughes and Bob Rogers.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor and farmers will vote for a new Board at the annual meeting.  Please come and participate in this process.  All farmers are encouraged to attend.

Farm hosts the first graders from St. Andrew’s school.

       This November was the fourth year the  first graders from St. Andrew’s School on Whitemarsh Island toured the Farm to gather information to bring back to their own gardening projects at school.  The children garden in raised beds at school, a part of the curriculum.  Nice!  Future Gardeners. 

A big thank you to Jane Kollman and Carol Stiles for all the work they do at the garden with the children’s programs.  They are helping to establish in many a lifelong love of gardening!