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I don't know how much traffic this section of the website gets, but I'm going to give this a shot.  let's do a southwest Washington roll call.  I would very much like to meet other permaculturists in the area, as like minds have so far been difficult to come by.

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I'm tel.  in Woodland.  if there's interest, I would host a potluck for folks to get together, as my place is easy to get to from I-5.

anybody else around?
 
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rainier oregon here, not quite sw washington but its 7 minutes to the longview bridge I'll show for a potluck
 
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great.  that's close enough.  seems like we're off to a solid start.  I won't discriminate against Oregonians.  but you're all weird.

I'm probably twenty minutes from the 432/I-5 interchange.  or head down to St. Helens and swim/kayak/windsurf across the mighty Columbia/Wimahl.  and then up the Lewis if you're feeling strong.
 
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its worse than that i be a displaced Michigander and a good example of what winters where snow cover is measured in yards will do to ya
 
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I live in SW Washington at the Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville. 
Folks in Olympia have a regular permaculture potluck too. 
I'd be interested in meeting up for a potluck.
There's much more of us out there too!
Marisha
 
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queenbee wrote:
I live in SW Washington at the Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville. 
Folks in Olympia have a regular permaculture potluck too. 
I'd be interested in meeting up for a potluck.
There's much more of us out there too!
Marisha



sounds great, Marisha.

Oakville's getting a bit far away, but still within reason.  I would, of course, love to meet you and any other like minds up that way.  and Oly is great in many ways, but proximity isn't one of them.  there is also a very active permaculture crowd in Portland, but I guess I'm hoping for some more small town and rural folks to build a supportive local-ish community.

I guess the region I had in mind might better be called Lower Columbia than southwest Washington, but there's probably not much point in ruling out anybody who would like to meet up.  so let's not.

brice Moss wrote:
its worse than that i be a displaced Michigander and a good example of what winters where snow cover is measured in yards will do to ya



you're not from the U.P., are you?
 
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tel jetson wrote:
you're not from the U.P., are you?


naw I be a troll but not by much I grew up right in the tip of the mitt.
 
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Up the Klickitat River, in the transition zone between forests and steppe. I'm willing to travel to talk to other permies!
 
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Up the Klickitat River, in the transition zone between forests and steppe. I'm willing to travel to talk to other permies!



great.  I don't know what a potluck quorum is, but I think we're getting there.
 
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hello,
my tribemates and I live in sw washington... fairly close to woodland, in the brush prairie/hockinson area.  a potluck would be awesome!
 
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hello,
my tribemates and I live in sw washington... fairly close to woodland, in the brush prairie/hockinson area.  a potluck would be awesome!



very nice.  you're the closest yet.
 
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I'm beginning to look forward to this it'd be good to have some like minded friends
 
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why don't we start talking about dates.  I'm generally pretty flexible, so what works for the rest of you?  might be nice to wait for nice weather and some home produce to share.
 
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We're usually pretty flexible as well... always have projects going on, but not much scheduled ever.
 
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Hi all,

Put me on the list -- I'm further North, but in the area quite a lot.  I have a property in Rainier that I'm looking at longer term, low maintenance development for.

I would love to meet some local talent
 
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ANyone giving more thought to dates?

I have been very busy this month, traveling to Seattle a lot. And I am going to be volunteering at the Mother Earth News Fair the first weekend in June. But after that, I am pretty open.
 
                      
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I hadn't heard of the Mother Earth News Fair until I saw your post jacque. I just signed up for a few volunteer slots.
 
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I'm in Camas.  Not really up for a potluck but I would like to compare notes with people nearby.
 
                    
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and theres me. just looking for trouble. Kalama. and chainsaw work. maybe some fishin'. or cob building. or tree planting. or brewing. or potlucks. whatever. I dont have to work. ussually I dont.
 
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Oddly enough, Tel seems to have dropped out of this discussion...

I'm still up for it. Anyone have a place that would be conducive to a physical meet?

My motivations for doing this are:
schmoozing about any number of topics with like-minded people
swapping tips, sources and ideas
and maybe a round of permablitzes
 
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I've got space, but I'm a bit far from the center
 
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hey all.  got real busy.  I'm still able to host a potluck if there's still interest.  August is nice around here.  warm weather, cold river.  there's enough room for quite a few folks to camp.  my goats ate my garden several times, so I don't have produce to offer.  not a whole lot in the way of cool permaculture stuff, but I've got one or two fun projects in progress to show off.

I must confess that organizing events isn't a strength of mine.  so if this is going to happen, somebody else is probably going to have to take the reins.  my place is available most of the time, so working around everybody else is fine.
 
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