MIMIC THIS! When you get invited to events 3000 miles away (or 20 of them just across town), use COPY & PASTE with the really interesting events to seed your own community's plans for similar events. Why start from scratch.... Beg, borrow and mimic! More....
Welcome Jean! Great to see you here on the social networks for Transition U.S. and Transition Washington State. You highlighted in your profile "... Actively involved in developing local food production and distribution system.
Community organizing...." -- Super! Feel free to record some of your notes here on this site or on the Washington site -- we'll all learn that way... Some Links Members Have Found Helpful
Send me your Skype ID so we can spend a few minutes talking about what you’d like to do here. My ID is LSquiresSkype. I’ll give you a brief Skype “phone call”.
Declare yourself -- What do you personally bring to the potluck? Give it a title and say much more than you included in your Profile. Lay out your offer in detail. Or, tell us what you’d really like to learn! Others will join in.
Profile your group -- Make your constituents visible. Find some creative ways to offer their special values to mentor all Transitioners.
Reinforce, reinforce, reinforce -- Connect the dots -- friends to friends, newcomers to oldcomers, groups to groups, groups to members, skills to skills, special interests to special interests. This is your garden. Cultivate for the harvest.
Next steps TransitionUS -- Set up local Transition initiatives as official Transition communities; sign up for training; build your community resilience.
Welcome Jean! For more local contacts you may want to also join transitionwashingtonstate.ning.com (you can use the same ning account to register there). You also may be interested in the two day "Training for Transition" here in Seattle: http://www.netspeedlearning.com/transition/