January 30, 2011: Online Work Bee

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  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • Seed 2011
  • SpaceWiki ... SEDS Contest

Check In

  • Ben ... sinus headache today ... coming back now ... great time at SF&F Fillm Festival yesterday
  • Shelley ... had a practically perfect day ... sad to see Brandon sad
  • Brandon ... "sad" is my checkin
  • Sequoia ... asleep, his cold is way better ... teething (cakewalk compared to cold)

WWWs from last time

  • Shelley ... order moccasins for kids from Hannah Anderson ... by tomorrow
  • Shelley ... order 15 Teko socks ... by tomorrow (they've already arrived)
  • Shelley ... order fabric paint to put names on socks ... by tomorrow
  • Shelley ... contact Heather about the food ... by tomorrow
  • Shelley ... send update on Seed 2011 to participants w/ driving directions, basic event schedule, etc ... by next call
  • Ben ... contact Gus about Seed 2011 travel plans ... by tomorrow

Seed 2011

  • Armen: Try to see that there is an overlap between ritual and play
    • Useful for people who aren't that serious about the rituals if they are playful
    • HV not sure about repeating the creed, but willing to be flexible
    • Ben not sure about using the Hello song, HV really likes it


  • Reader's theater to express how different people feel
    • HV questions the space thing?
  • Planting seeds ... it is Seed 2011 after all
    • Make it lighthearted
    • Some seeds that actually grow
      • Marigold: germinates in 3 days
      • Morning glory: can germinate within 48 hours if prepared properly
    • And some that are just silly, e.g. popcorn
    • Who takes them home?
      • Some might not want to do the work to maintain them
      • Let the group decide
  • Charades like we did at end of Sol 2009

Opening Service

  • 8:30 AM Enlist kids to prepare the dirt and seeds
  • 9 AM: Bells summon people to the Opening Circle - Ben
  • Hello song - Shelley
  • Open Space facilitator walks around the circle in silence, handing people seeds - Brandon
  • Opening words from the Weekly Service Calls - alternating
    • Includes lighting the chalice
  • We're planting the seeds of the future here and we're not sure what we're planting and what will grow. If you haven't already planted your seeds, now is a good time - Ben
    • Have people say "I'm planting X" (joy, openness, insecurity, etc)
  • Mechanics of Open Space - Brandon
    • Both intellectual/blue-sky and grounded/here-and-now topics
    • If you are wondering about putting up a session ... if it's important to you ... it's important to us
    • Mention the meal preparation and cleanup sign-up sheets

SpaceWiki ... SEDS Contest


  • Shelley ... assign lines for the opening words, rewrite intro and conclusion, and email to Ben ... by Monday
  • Shelley ... send email checking on availabily of the other lodge ... by tonight
  • Shelley ... make up menus so that people can understand how to make stuff ... by Friday
  • Brandon ... sign up sheet for meal prep and cleanup ... by Friday
  • Ben ... assemble photos for opening words ... by tonight
  • Ben ... mark the SEDS contest as over and email all participants ... by tomorrow
    • Results will be announced this weekend and checks will be mailed during the following week
  • Everyone ... meet on Tuesday at 8:30 PM to practice the opening words

To Bring

  • Chalice
  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Bells
  • 2 Clothes ... for chalice and for trays
  • Seeds (marigold and popcorn)
  • Dirt
  • Cups
  • Crystal trays
  • Guitar
  • Vessel for the water
  • Markers
  • Copy Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Large Papers
  • The Sound of Music
  • Popcorn
  • Butter
  • Salt
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