At this meeting, we decided to began raising funds to improve future garden or farm sites. The two ideas discussed were building top bar beehives for sale out of scrap wood, and selling seedlings in the spring. For the second idea, we need to find a site for a solar heated greenhouse. At the next meeting we will be building top bar hives for members, thus gaining practice, and we are currently gathering scrap wood.
We also approved our new logo, designed by graphic artist Ted Schluenderfritz, and decided to change our name to The Saint Isidore Society, a Catholic Urban Farming Group. Though we will still use the principles of Permaculture in our work, the changed name better communicates our mission.
The first issue of our newsletter, Domini est Terra, will hopefully be printed in a few weeks.