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From: Koreen B.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 7:42 PM
I wanted to invite anyone interested in getting this group more active with more meetups to view the St Pete's site which has really taken off in the last few months. There have been a few successful actions:

1. Bill Bilodeau started a book discussion group, meeting weekly to discuss Gaia's Garden. This was very popular with 20 or more people attending weekly. 

2. This turned into a series of permablitzes (where a group of people go to one location to "slam-dunk" a garden - raking sheet mulch into place, putting structure there if needed, digging ponds, planting trees, etc). It's a lot of fun and gets it done fast. Recommend a potluck, music, blueberry cobbler or something fun to do afterwards, for the group. 

3. We started exchanging ideas, links, questions, etc, on the email list which allowed people to further get to know one another.

4.  Someone initiated a community project which the group could focus on and really create an effect - the Faith House, a halfway house in St. Pete's. We had 60 volunteers come out for the first day to sheet mulch and install rain catchment. We had at least that number come to a recent fund raiser to pay for some equipment that is needed for the project. 

5. It seemed that gardening has been the main interest. There is interest in other subjects, but that has been the strongest draw. That is also true of­, another similar group in Pinellas. 

If any of you would like Assistant Organizer privileges because you have good ideas for a Meetup, please write me! Please think of this as your community - all are welcome and encouraged to participate. I added some people I know have been active in the past to organizer posts. If I missed someone, please let me know!  

Love, Cory
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