Hello everyone!! In case you don't remember me, I'm Ty... I stepped up as the PC meetup group organizer in January. Now that Mardi Gras is behind us, I think it's time we pop into action.
First of all, everyone should visit the new and improved meetup website for the group... www.meetup.com/nolapc. I have changed the group title (we're now the New Orleans Area Permaculturalists), redesigned the site, retooled some of the features, and will be posting our next meetup next week (which will be a social mixer).
One thing that I want to address is the location of the group. After flipping through the member directory, it's obvious that a little under 2/3 of the group live on the North Shore. A couple of people live in Hammond, and the rest in New Orleans. If we do bi-monthly meetups, it would probably be most fair to do one meetup a month on the North Shore, and one on the South Shore. I've located the group in Metairie (sort of in between), and our social mixer will be at a restaurant in Metairie (which will be posted next week).
For the sake of simplicity (and carpooling), I would love to create a contact list of members. I have found with my other groups that it's ridiculously helpful, especially for changes/cancellations for meetups, carpooling, and giving directions to new locations (since we will most likely be moving around to new and exciting venues). If everyone could send me an email with their location (area of town, not address), full name, and phone number, I'd appreciate it.
For those who receive this email tonight, I previously mentioned a sustainable garden being planned for Gentilly. A meeting regarding that will be held tomorrow, Sunday (Feb. 21st) at 2 PM at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon, 70119. Any member of this group is more than welcome to attend.
Look for our meetup to be posted early next week. Until then, have a good weekend!
TyNew Orleans Area Permaculturalists