|Sent on:||Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:58 AM|
I have been running my own meetup page for the Port Charlotte/North Port area as we do not have anything related going on in our area. Those interested have to go to Sarasota or Fort Myers for learning/events etc... trying to create community where we are. My page is labeled Homesteading lifestyle with a commitment to self sufficiency. I am up to 54 members and pay all the dues and give workshops on learned skills. I just put on an Event called the Mindful Regenerist in which I had several great speakers. Brad Ward did large scale composting, plant propagation, vermicomposting, growing mushrooms, building a food forest, growing bananas in SW Florida and perennial food crops. I know little about permaculture but I am going to take Dan Hemiway's class coming up and know my activities are tied in with the permaculture theme. I also promote workshops from sewing to kombucha, canning to pig and chicken butchering. Many times I have tried to promote my workshops with other meetup pages I am a member of and wanted them to share but for some reason even though I am a member and thought we are to suggest meetups they will not make them an official event on their page which is frustrating to me as I thought -we where working toward the same goal in different areas. Maybe it is viewed as a competition. For instance slow foods has over 500 members but when asked to promote a workshop on growing your own food they would not and did not even respond to emails!!
I see you have added me as an organizer for your meetup and love your enthusiasm and organizational skills. please let me know how I can help because I want to help provide these valuable resources to people trying to live and go back to a regenerative lifestyle.
Covewinds Farm on FB https://www.facebook.com/CovewindsFarm?ref=br_tf
Hello Fellow Guilders,
This is to remind all organizers that they are welcome and encouraged to post events on this calendarto promote events related to permaculture. Since The Permaculture Guild supports and promotes all permaculture related events, courses, workshops, drum circles, pow wows, musical events, retreats, timebank, or anything else permaculture related you wish, anywhere on the globe, don't worry about how much the calendar can take. If it gets too busy to follow, we have solutions for that.
The point is to use this tool for the purpose it was intended. Your presense here tells my that you obviously care and are interested in permaculture. Have fun and let's have a biodiverse menu of events for our membership to choose from and we can see what the law of attraction brings up. And by all means, don't be shy.
If there is anyone who wants to post events and is not an organizer, please let me know so that I can make you one.
If anyone needs help navigating the Meetup tools, please let me know and we'll get you some help. Also, Meetup has great technical support so use it if you wish.