One of the things I've been trying to do the last few days (especially this morning) is think of the people I know that are trying to put together really cool events in the area. Then I send them an e-mail and ask that they participate here.
I know that I've talked to several of you in person, and the reason that we created this particular forum is to try and connect the SPG folks with all of the other cool organizations in the area. We were thinking that with a small amount of cross pollination, we could have more great events with less effort, better attendance, etc. It's all about getting the word out.
Kelda did such a terrific job in the past. I'm guessing through sheer brute force: attending all sorts of stuff and passing out heaps of flyers. Getting the e-mail addresses of people one person at a time.
Now, we have something to build on.
And we have the power of the mighty internet to help us.
I think that if we can get the content providers (organizers, educators, coordinators, etc.) to come around twice a week for just ten minutes a visit, and then spread the word to people with eco-interest .... and beef out the SPG calendar ... I think we can get excellent cross pollination. SPG + Seattle Tilth + NW eco builders + sustainable ballard + ..... I think we can make some great events with great attendance and really start to build far more eco awareness in the area!
..... okay ... I'm getting a little carried away.
I've been contacting some folks. I've been asking people to fill out the calendar a bit. I've been asking people to check in here.
What's next? Who's here? What resources do we have? What could help us here?
I'm here. The SPG gmail is on the maillist of Seattle Tilth + NW eco builders + sustainable ballard, to say the least. A formal list should be kept so that we don't forget to include any. I'll try and sift thru old emails to get a better idea of what lists we are on.
Events get posted to our wiki within a couple of days of arrival to the gmail. I don't think we have a problem listing current events, it is more a problem of getting people to offer new events and getting people to attend them IMO.
We might try, also, to increase our maillist by tabling at events such as Jan Spencers, coming on July 26th. This will be close to the gathering of the tribes(Guilds) potluck also.
Most all of the above groups have sent us offers to table at thier events, so we may be able to do more of that with the help of some recent new enthusiastic members.
I was thinking that some folks might struggle with s e a t t l e p e r m a c u l t u r e g u i l d . o r g .... so i just registered "sperg.org" - it was all of nine bucks, so if we don't wanna use it, we don't have to.
spg.org appears to be currently used by a squatter. So that domain would probably cost thousands of dollars.
I'm just thinking that somebody with a flyer in their hand might ... well ... i dunno .... what do you think?