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How might I go about promoting this new forum?  Where do I go?  Who do I see?  Should I post something on local bulletin boards?

If my audience is eco people - how do I find them and let them know?

 
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I will put it on my site under *resources*
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Excellent!  Thanks!

And if you look at this thread you might find lots of ways to promote your site here.
 
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I would check with the University of Montana's group MONTperg, I know that they are a pretty Eco based group.
 
                    
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Please come and make full use of my site "Missoula Area Events" & also send me some copy & I'll do a blog about you.

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You can set up a Facebook group or tap into the facebook community in some other way.  Social networking is perfect for this type of thing. 

Exchanging links is also a great idea.  Don't know if the forum has a spot you can put links, but that's always a quick way to get your name out there. 

Send a message to the Environmental Studies Department at the U.  They have a weekly electronic newsletter that would plug this for sure. 

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Greg is right about Facebook. There are many Missoula community organizations on there that I am a fan of. The group that seems to use the medium to its fullest potential is the Poverello Center. You can become a fan of them or just go to their page to see how they use updates and links to get their message out. Also try newwest.net. Either advertise on there or write a few articles on the same subjects we're discussing here.

The Saturday markets are also coming up soonish. That would be an excellent place to set up an informational table. Basically, you would have your entire audience for the Missoula forum concentrated in downtown every Saturday. Either you could place your table in one of the farmers' markets, the people's market, or on the sidewalk so that people can stop and look as they walk between each event. There is also a farmers' market on Tuesday evenings, I believe. This market seems a little smaller than the one on Saturday and I haven't noticed anyone with a non-food table, but it couldn't hurt to try.

There are also fairs at the university; career fairs, craft fairs, etc. It was at these events that I first learned about MUD. At that time it seemed like their organization was just starting and now they seem very influential in the community. A fair at the university center was also where I first heard of PEAS farm. Aside from the fairs, the UC keeps a few tables available at all times for people with pamphlets, posters, and issues or ideas to talk about. You might want to look into that. I'm not sure if you have to be a student organization to get one of those tables.

You could hold your own manageable event or co-organize one with a more established Missoula entity. Then list it in NewWest events, the Indie's event calendar and maybe do a little write up for each of those publications. Whether or not you decide to co-organize an event, it's probably a good idea to connect with some of the groups in town who have similar ideas. Missoula, as you probably know, functions kind of like a small town and has a great sense of community involvement. Word of mouth can work wonders. So can mutual support. Such a good value!

Well this might be a long list of things. I was sort of brainstorming as I typed. Hope it helps. It shouldn't be too difficult to find an audience for this site in a place like Missoula.
 
              
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at www.SustainableBusinessCouncil.org

Great forum and we'll do whatever we can to promote!

Warmly,

Genevieve King
Director SBC
 
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Caitlin Elder wrote:
I would check with the University of Montana's group MONTperg, I know that they are a pretty Eco based group.


How do I contact them?  What might I say?  Is there, maybe, one person there that might be keen on this sort of thing?


 
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Please come and make full use of my site "Missoula Area Events" & also send me some copy & I'll do a blog about you.

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Missoula Area Events:  I have it pulled up now.

I see where I'm speaking on the 25th!  Cool!  It's like it's psychic! 

I filled out all the stuff and it says it is now awaiting approval.

 
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Greg M Peters wrote:
You can set up a Facebook group or tap into the facebook community in some other way.  Social networking is perfect for this type of thing. 


I'm really new to facebook. 

I searched and came up with no matches for missoula.  I thought there was something.  So I created a group.

I may have messed things up.  How does it look?

Greg M Peters wrote:
Exchanging links is also a great idea.  Don't know if the forum has a spot you can put links, but that's always a quick way to get your name out there. 


Oh yeah, post links here willy nilly!  There's even a thing so that when you are posting messages it lets you make links look fancy.



 
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Joined the group.  Looks fine.  Needs some pics though.  Or at least some clip art or something - like your carrot wielding farmer guy...
 
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I need to clean up the carrot wielding farmer guy.  He is currently a gif image with a clear background.  The clear background freaks out facebook.

 
                    
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Let me know if you are looking for new art, there are a lot of artists in my family & we would love to help! D
 
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Dianne Keast wrote:
Let me know if you are looking for new art, there are a lot of artists in my family & we would love to help! D


I know that I would like to see some new art for my cast iron article - although I'm not sure what.  But I really like goofy stuff and water color.  But I don't remember ever seeing goofy and water color together.
 
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I've put links to this forum all over the place, especially among the Missoula organizations on my Facebook.

I think some flyers at the Good Food Store, Patty Creek Market, Worden's, and maybe the U would get some good results.
 
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It would be great to see more people using this forum to talk about all things permaculture.
The nature of forums like this seems to be that the topics run by so quickly it is hard to keep the important topics in the line order for discussion. We already have sites in Missoula that give us the run down of what is happening in Missoula. This seems like the place to discuss and share ideas about some of those events related to permaculture.
 
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