We'll be meeting in the community room at the old Shailer School building (now the Southern Maine Workers' Center office among other things) 56 North St in Portland. There should be plenty of street parking available, but please do not park behind the building as that is reserved for residents.
The door to come in is the second door down on the right hand side of the building, and the community room is in the basement (there is an elevator down). Someone will be at the door between 6-6:30 to make sure people can get in. If you are arriving later than 6:30, please text Heather at[masked].
6:00 Potluck / 6:30 Facilitated Conversation! Please bring a dish to share as well as silverware and a plate.
Please join us if you are available! This session is open to anyone actively involved in The Resilience Hub community.
As you know, the Resilience Hub is in the middle of a transition as Lisa moves from her long-time role of Executive Director and the only full-time staff member of the Hub to one of volunteer board member.
While this is a huge shift for the organization and not without challenges - we're excited to use this time as an opportunity for reflection and possible regeneration for the Resilience Hub and the network of the Portland Permaculture group.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be hosting several community conversations to reflect on what's been created over the last ten years, to hold The Resilience Hub in this current political and ecological moment, and to explore and dream together about what the wider community wants and needs it to become to meet this moment as
The goals of the first meetup-wide conversation are:
* to reflect on the role the hub has played in the community and in our lives
* to reflect on assets and challenges of the Hub/meetup (what to carry forward, what to leave behind)
* to explore what each of us has to offer to this transition in fairly practical terms (time, skills, resources, financial support, etc.)
There will be a second round of conversations in August that are more rooted in design-thinking and brainstorming as we move forward. Ultimately, we are looking to the end of August to have a small transition team of 3-5 people who are committed to helping move the next phase of the Hub forward.
The Resilience Hub is a collaborative organization based in Portland Maine. Our mission is to build resilience at the personal, household and community levels while creating thriving examples of abundance based on ecological wisdom. We do this by offering a range of events, education and training as well as resilience-building services (http://resiliencehub.org/services/maine-permaculture-design/) and projects (http://resiliencehub.org/projects/). We operate at local, statewide and regional levels (connected to and in support of other local permaculture "nodes.") Our work touches on all the realms traditionally encompassed by Permaculture (land use, energy, water, buildings, etc.) but with special focus on food and creating new economic models. We operate collectively as a team of professionals and we are legally structured as a non-profit corporation in the state of Maine.