“The best laid plans…”

Our bike rack team had a significant meeting on Tuesday, August 5th, where we completed a concrete plan to have racks installed in every school in town that has requested one prior to the beginning of the school year. However, we’re waiting on the Board of Ed to get back to us with any liability issues that may exist.Our backup plan is to have one installed in every park in town. Really, both of those locations are goals, but we just want them in the schools first. Very soon, perhaps as soon as the next post, we’ll be have some pictures of that to share.

In the meantime, our gardens are flourishing and we’ve even had the opportunity to start a pop up

Edible Garden at Bloomfield Public Library

Edible Garden at Bloomfield Public Library

edible garden at our Library. There may be opportunities in the future for some policy change (perhaps requiring that every school and/or public building have a garden) around this type of set-up. We’re looking forward to spearheading that process.

Here are some more pictures from our other community garden location:
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Mockingbird (appears to be an adolescent male) keeping watch over the gardens...what a mean face he has!

Mockingbird (appears to be an adolescent male) keeping watch over the gardens…what a mean face he has!

The ShapingNJ grants have been fantastic at encouraging coalition building and implementing evidence based strategies. We look forward to being part of this movement for a long time!

A somewhat more dignified shot

A somewhat more dignified shot

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