November 15, 2010: Online Work Bee

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  • Check In
  • Review WWWs
  • OnePagePlan
  • Seed 2011
  • Shared meals
  • Services
  • Books
  • SpaceVision
  • Newsletter
  • Craigslist ad

Check In

  • Shelley ... already feel relieved even though I haven't given presentation yet .. thank you for support!
  • Brandon ... didn't have a great day at work ... felt bad about wasting time ... but got momentum going tonight, looking forward to a productive day tomorrow
  • Ben ... felt bad about wasting time this weekend (spider solitaire) would have liked to have spent the time keeping in touch with friends from college (etc.)
  • Sequoia ... all's quiet on the western front :-) ... he had a good day

WWWs from last time

  • Brandon ... content for next week's service
  • Brandon ... upgrade MediaWiki on the SpaceWiki website ... by call after next
  • Brandon ... create plan with Kevin to publish children's book ... by Wednesday
  • Brandon ... email Shelley WWWs ... right after call
  • Brandon ... print out the current version of the SolSeed book ... by next call
  • Brandon ... organize date with Shelley to read book and discuss (perhaps on Thursday on way to Eugene) ... by next call
  • Brandon ... Ping Rick Hanton about SpaceWiki contest and SEDs promotion ... by next call
  • Ben ... reorganize SolSeed book table of contents ... by tonight
  • Ben ... gather some royalty-free images for the book (IStockPhoto, Getty Images) ... by next call
  • Ben ... write 500 words for the book ... by next call
  • Ben ... add NewSpace and SpaceVision to the SpaceWiki main page ... by next call
  • Shelley ... create a system for checking WWWs ... by next call
  • Shelley ... write a draft Craigslist ad for potential SolSeedVillage members ... by next call
  • Shelley ... do invitation for Longest Night Festival 2 ... by Thanksgiving ... started this
  • Shelley ... contact Majestic Mountain Retreat for dates and to verify how many it sleeps ... by next call
  • Shelley ... start forcing bulbs for Seed 2011


4th Quarter Goals

  • Outreach:
    • Yellow:
      • About page on SpaceWiki includes the guy we got it from and SolSeed ... also have NewSpace 2010 featured as a sponsor
  • Place:
    • Yellow: Advertise for the Eco-Village on Craigslist ... about to do this
  • Media:
    • Yellow:
      • Publish kid's book ... on track to do this before Thanksgiving, sort of (see below)
      • Answer what the big book is for

Seed 2011

  • Serenity lodge
    • Sleeps 12
    • Would cost $1856.45 for those 12 people for 3 nights
      • This price includes a discount
  • Are we going to do this?
    • If so, is 12 adults the right number?
      • Kids are free as long as they're small :-)
    • Possible people to invite:
      • Lori
      • Jonathan
      • Becky
      • Ted
      • Mark
      • Lion
      • Andrew from Windward
      • Julie
  • What is the event for?
    • Create a closely knit group of SolSeed people
    • Write the invitation so people will opt in or out depending if they find the SolSeed vision inspiring
      • Use eVite so people know who's signed up?
  • How much to charge people?
    • A fair share would be a couple hundred $ each
    • Have SolSeed cover a substantial chunk
    • Hospitality ... just have it be free for all attendees ... yes, we can afford it

Shared meals

  • Idea for a new tradition of shared meals
    • Winter months only?
    • Move around who hosts it, or mainly at Brandon and Shelley's?
    • Soup, salad, bread
  • Make this an agenda item at the Unconference


  • Canceling/rescheduling the in-person music event on Saturday because no one can make it
    • Sometime in January or February?


  • Brandon has 3 things that need to happen for the kids' book, plus a cover
    • Wants to have a single hard copy ordered by Thanksgiving


  • Brandon doesn't feel like he has time for the detailed outreach
    • Did contact Rick about SpaceWiki editing contest idea


  • SolSeed business
  • SpaceVision
  • Longest Night Festival 2
  • Kids' book (could delay until we have an actual copy)
  • Phone services
  • Advertise for 1 more person to join the work-bee call
  • Craigslist ad?

Craigslist ad

SolSeed Ecovillage

Community living in Portland, OR
Cherishing the Earth
Informed by science
Connected by a larger purpose . . . to seed the galaxy with life!
Send your contact information and statement of purpose to to be considered for an interview.


  • Brandon ... reach out to Gus to see if he will attend a work bee call ... by next call
  • Brandon ... talk to Gus, Mathew, and Kevin about scheduling for Seed 2011 ... by next call
  • Brandon ... write 500 words on the SolSeed book ... by next call
  • Brandon ... print out the current version of the SolSeed book ... by next call
  • Brandon ... organize date with Shelley to read book and discuss (perhaps on Thursday on way to Eugene) ... by next call
  • Shelley ... ping Meg, Laura, and Heather about scheduling for Seed 2011 ... by next call
  • Shelley ... plan phone service ... by Sunday
  • Shelley ... look for photos to go with the Craigslist ad ... by next call
  • Shelley ... post the Craigslist ad ... by next call
  • Ben ... copy the notes to the wiki ... by tomorrow
  • Ben ... ping parents about scheduling for Seed 2011 ... by next call
  • Ben ... update Media page with explanation of the Book of Life ... by next call
  • Ben ... put together a draft of the November newsletter ... by next call

Closing Words

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

- Howard Thurman
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