There's one open spot in the GreenHouse for the spring semester of this year! If you are currently abroad, or in need of a new room for second semester, we'd love to have you apply. This space is open to any student currently in the college. Applications are due by 12 noon, Thursday October 8th.
Living in the GreenHouse is all about making friends, caring about those around us, and living a more sustainable lifestyle. If you have any questions, or wonder if the GreenHouse is right for you, please contact any current GreenHouse member or Paul Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(If you have extenuating circumstances and do not anticipate completing the application on time, please email Paul ASAP and we can work something out.)
GreenHouse Application, Easter 2010
This is a paperless application. Please submit your application and resume as a single document to email@example.com by Thursday. If you have questions, contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major or Potential Major:
Please include your current resume.
From the following nine questions, pick six and write a short answer for each one:
1. Imagine you are planning a large scale Greenhouse sponsored event. What is the event? What are your goals for the event? What steps will you take to accomplish these goals?
2. If you could make one change to Sewanee, what would it be?
3. Tell us about the development of your environmental ethic. What changes have you made in your daily life in order to live according to this ethic?
4. As a member of the Greenhouse, what challenges do you think you might face?
5. Do you consider yourself an environmentalist? Justify your answer.
6. Tell us about a time in which you had a falling out with someone and describe how you overcame the problem.
7. What are your interests outside of environmental issues?
8. What do you see as the role of the Greenhouse? What do you think its role should be?
9. Write your own thought provoking question and answer it.
Here is what we talked about on Tuesday (please excuse its being late in coming out):
- Angie has been talking to a Beta contact (Anthony) and they will be signing up to work in the garden
- We need to make a calendar of garden activities. That way, we will know when we want to work on big projects so the Betas can sign up to help
2. Pea trellis
- A preliminary version went up on Thursday, with fencing running in the middle between the two pea rows
- We need to reinforce it with bamboo, which should happen today
- We will sow some of the new seeds, like salad mix, in the beds that have
been prepared (where the cantaloupe and cucumbers were)
- Sow cover crop in empty rows
4. Blue Chair
- Compton brought basil, mint, oregano, arugula to the Blue Chair (!)
- They want things like more herbs (cilantro), tomatoes, cucumber, squash, mixed greens, zucchini, carrot
- We should be sowing things that the Blue Chair could use, because this is awesome
5. Garden signs
- We should order small signs so we can label what is where and when it was planted
- Can someone help with this?
meeting minutes. READ IT NOW! Greenhouse Meeting September 20, 2009
How was everyone's weekend?
kate is sick. callie has some sweet callouses on her fingers from jamming out all the time. compton: sweet concert. Carson's mom had a great birthday. paul had a great XC race. Stella went home. Keri is happy.
Kitchen Messy . . . what are we going to do about it?
Instead of having the big tub, we will have a little tupperware compost! The big tub will be off of the porch. make sure the dishes never have food on them. and rinse and put your own dishes in the dishwater. flies will die soon, no worries. let us not revert to the carson microwave fly horror story. fly bloooooddd no tea bags in the sink! in the compost.
Compost from kitchen at McClurg could be picked up by Greenhouse Members maybe three times a week. Paul will talk to Scott Maino about it. Greenhouse members think of your schedules and when you can commit to picking up the compost.
Chicken Blessing, 2pm Saturday
Official name of coop: HEN HALL Kate and Stella will work on sign! Carson & Compton (get list of people who we invited last year to house blessing) keri & compton: invitations - regina. armentrouts. registrar dude. smith. Posters for Chicken Blessings: make one stella Carson will bake bread Callie and Keri ordering food for blessing Callie doing facstaff and cstudent. COOP CLEANUP maggie and angie, later part of the week. Stella - Mountain Messenger - garden work hours and chicken blessing. Do by tmrw .
Let's do it guys! Not very expensive. his donation ought to cover all/most the cost. $250. 60cents/ gallon. can sell to community members, use the money to expand greenhouse he would help us get oil form sonic etc. how is it done? - filter oil and add lye, and little bit of fuel. high octane, appleseed setup, cycling and drying by itself. Reed will send information about how to build it. keri and carson to help biodiesel. meet with reed later this week. email him. get information from him. tax concerns? cstudent for blackmarket diesel. talk to roco about dinero! Kate- talk to rob bacchmun
How we can be more "green"
missionary shower. self timers covered in plastic bags and duck tape. tally keeper .. . .poop chart! and when you flush the toilet, turn off and on the lights. fires. . . ? keri coming up with a system to measure our energy/resource use.
Compton in charge happening in next 2 or 3 weeks. similar to bread-making event. weekend following that to take a tour of farm. go to cool restaurants.
totally willing to get herbs: basil, parsley, oregano, mint. paying for or trading desserts/coffee.
Food Waste Display
paul sending out email to ERs about food waste in McClurg. Stella in charge.
fashion shows & rollup hugs... 1 thing we're really excited about what we're going to do this week for the GH
kate: chickens! hosting craft night monday, 7-9p stella: charlie! write messenger re: garden hours, work in garden this week compton: yoga! greenhouse cookbook callie: chemistry! tuesday suprise! carson: angie! "we're doing an awesome job!" will volunteer. angie: hardcore climbing! no more dinosaur computers! will organize DIY workshops with google doc keri: climbing! chicken coop blessing prep maggie: great weekend! angie & maggie will clean out coop chessie: chicken coop blessing! callie & chessie have love & joy ideas paul: celestial bodies! garden internship & class projects.
Thursday's Dinner: dixon & annwn; angela; tom & pamela; meghan & kirk. compton, kate & chessie cooking. pizza? chicken of the woods?
coop: carson & kate: gutters / rainwater catchment for coop. will postpone meat bird project til future. keri & stella will make new sign for greenhouse. "Chicken of the Woods" ? Brainstorm coop name & names for chicken
Our House: carson will make chore list discussed dishwashing: rinse plate & put in dishwasher. freebox: kate will maintain. Kate & Angie announce the GreenHouse Costume Shop (located in the Futility Closet). Modeling session followed. carson: explained printer, need to start turning out lights. Chessie will bring up new light. bike power: benson & rocco might sponsor bike power generator, antique/auction guy interested. Kate working on this. compton will attend leadership workshop on tuesday.
events / projects: coop blessing planning - invitations - need to go out ASAP. Chessie & Keri. Angie & Mitzi will plan garden job event for end of semester (november) Friday Night Music Jam - coming up in a few weeks. email compton for recipe book.
Check your email for the link to the GreenHouse expense spreadsheet and please bookmark it! (Posting it on here isn't a good idea)
You will be able to edit it to add what you have spent. Please drop your request payment sheet by Kate so she can enter the codes before giving it to Dr. Zigler to sign and going to the accounts payable to receive your cash. *It is very important to enter the amount in this spreadsheet! Type rest of the post here
possibility of meat chickens in spring? Based on success of egg chickens this fall. House supportive of the idea. Callie willing to spearhead.
Name for the coop? No consensus yet. Postpone until next year.
Paint chicken coop fence? Maggie will talk to Julie about finding people to paint it.
Angie is constructing chicken tractor. Angie & Carson will build soon. Paul will forward classifieds.
Chicken manager duties will rotate each month. We need to feed chickens more food scraps to reduce feed costs; put scraps in bucket outside of kitchen.
Maggie will talk to Julie & McCrady LLC folks about chicken chores
Stella has invited garden / brakefield community folks. Plates from GH/outreach. Table or to set things out. Kate will make drinks; Carson will provide coolers. Angie/Chessie will bake bread. Carson, Stella, Maggie, Keri will find tables, decorate & set up. Carson will bring candles. Keri will make sign. Angie will bring bio truck to GH. Ask families to bring blankets? Kate & Angie may go to Good Will to grab blankets. Everyone will hang around afterwards and wash dishes.
get rid of trash party saturday 4pm
Angie & Kate will buy $5 or $10 gift certificate from Mountain Breeze.
apple trees - paul
Angie - will mail
helen - angie/paul
Keri will stop by ice cream maker man and say thank you.
70+ people came friday. WAY TO GO! (pictures in next post)
Mon / Wed 7a Yoga on the porch led by Angie. may open up to campus if goes well.
Talk to Angie ASAP re dates for workshops. Angie is developing schedule. Angie will present schedule by next Sunday. Angie is our official workshop co-ordinator. Tie Dye workshop - batik?
update from chessie & callie on house dinners
9/8: House Dinner. Invite Sean? Try Kirk & Meghan again.