Committee News

Annual Election – Operating Committee

At the 2016 Harvest Picnic in September the gardeners in attendance elected to the committee for three-year terms:
Laura Stahl
Mary Ellen Stasek
Jennifer Terry
Lisa Young

Operating Committee Officers

The officers of the Operating Committee elected at the October 2015 meeting are as follows:
Chairperson – Jennifer Terry
Vice Chairman – Mark Tapajna
Secretary – Mary Ellen Stasek
Treasurer – Elicia Polacek

Committee Meetings

Meetings are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Brooklyn CDC office at 2339 Broadview Road, Cleveland, 44109. All gardeners are welcome to attend. Upcoming 2017 dates are:

January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16 – Meeting will be held at the Garden
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

Operating Committee Annual Reports

2016 [pdf]
2015 [pdf]
2014 [pdf]
2013 [pdf]
2012 [pdf]
2011 [pdf]
2010 [pdf]
2009 [pdf]
2008 [pdf]

Volunteer Teams

To help defray the cost of operating the garden, gardeners and co-gardeners are asked to volunteer at least five hours during the growing season. Some of the tasks performed:

Garden Set-up Crew (Involves one or two days in early May, includes staking plots, requires week-day availability)
Social/Fundraising Events Crew (Setup, cleanup, food preparation for all events, assists with Garden entry for County Fair)
Grounds Crew (Works weekly throughout the season to maintain the grounds, includes trash pickup and mowing)
Beautification Crew (Maintains fruit trees and berry patches, plants and maintains flower displays)
Hunger Center Crew (Plants and maintains any vacant plots for donation of harvest to hunger centers)
Hunger Center Delivery Crew (Weighs and delivers donated produce)
Tree & Brush Removal Crew
Weekend Opening/Closing Crew
Building Maintenance Crew (Cleans washrooms, shed and container throughout the season, plus season start-up and ending tasks)
Garden Plot Management Crew (Identifies troubled plots weekly, helps gardeners needing assistance)
Composting Crew (Maintains compost area throughout the season)
Equipment Crew (Assists Projects Sub-committee with equipment/tool repair, maintenance and inventory)
Garden Closing Crew (Involves one or two days in October to prepare Garden for plowing – requires weekday availability)