A modest proposal for the Anchorage Permaculture Guild:

-by Leslie Tose
A small group of us ( myself, Bridget Paule, Seija Sinikki, & Larissa Wright-Elson) are offering to serve as a Council or Steering Committee to facilitate activities for the Guild for the next year. We can give it a try. These are our thoughts:
1. Council would be a smaller group of up to 6 self-nominated people that will meet 1st Sat of the month @ at the Loussac library to cover the business of figuring out activities for the larger group. We have 4 people now, and would welcome a couple of more souls.
2. Our idea was to create a monthly sequence of things like: Feast, Event, Movie, Skill, Speaker. We talked about meeting Sept/Oct/Nov. – take a break in Dec – Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May/June/Jul – take a break in Aug. Also meeting generAlly in more public locations.
3. Since the demise of the Ning site, We talked about creating a new website on WordPress, that would be linked to this FB. Michelle Wilber is working on that.
4. The main idea behind all this was to try to figure out a way to move the Guild forward, building on strengths, and giving some support to areas where we have struggled. We actually got together to discuss another matter, but the teaser behind the matter at hand had to do with the Guild. During the past year we have observed the Guild floundering as we discussed/ debated/ resisted discussing or debating things like our purpose, our goals, our structure, decision making, who and what we are or are not about. There are a number of things yet to figure out and put forth – we are willing to give it our best try.
Feedback? (This discussion is also occurring on the Anchorage Permaculture Guild)