This month TTM met in the home of Mark and Lisa Williams. We opened our meeting with an open agenda, as we begin to make new plans, vision new projects, and deepen existing projects. We created a “River Walk” committee. This committee will research the possibility of creating a walking bridge across the Battenkill as well as hosting a summer art show. We will ask local artists to create a piece celebrating nature. The art, which will be out in the weather, could be wind chimes, sculptures, etc. The date for this project is to be decided, but we ask all interested artists to please contact us.
Discussion followed about a spring planting project of Hazelnuts, an edible hedge that will provide food for us all with beautiful foliage in the fall. This exciting project will follow our successful tree planting project of last year. We will again sell 350 “trees” to remind us all that to sustain climate as we now know it, we must reduce our CO2 in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. The committee for this project will look into the possibility of other nut trees and fall planting options.
As always, we concluded our meeting with a magnificent pot luck emphasizing local organic foods. Transition Town Manchester welcomes all to our meetings. Our next meeting is on March 3rd, location to be announced.