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=== August 2018 ===
=== December 2018 ===
[[Gaia's People]] begins to explore collaboration with [[Pagan Renewal]]
* [[Ben]] and [[Eric]] celebrate the moment of Solstice on Skype
* [[Ben]] and [[Shawn]] join the Sanders family Solstice celebration in Portland
=== October 2018 ===
* [[Shawn]], [[Eric]], and [[Ben]], inspired by Tolkien and our [ Habitica] party with [[Patrick]], start calling ourselves Gaia Vision Fellowship
=== September 2018 ===
* The founder of the [ Reform Pagans] joins [[Eric]] and the Sanders for a Fall Equinox celebration on Skype
=== August 2018 ===
=== August 2018 ===
Unconference in Portland Oregon on Resilient Communities
* [[Resilient Communities Mini-Unconference]] in Portland, Oregon
* [[Brandon]] and [[Shelley]] step back from participation in the business calls and most [[SolSeed Services]]
* [[Eric]], [[Ben]], and [[Shawn]] begin to explore collaboration with the [ Reform Pagans]
=== March 2018 ===
=== March 2018 ===

Revision as of 00:17, 5 January 2019

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December 2018

  • Ben and Eric celebrate the moment of Solstice on Skype
  • Ben and Shawn join the Sanders family Solstice celebration in Portland

October 2018

September 2018

  • The founder of the Reform Pagans joins Eric and the Sanders for a Fall Equinox celebration on Skype

August 2018

March 2018

2018 Spring Equinox Storytelling and Sushi Feast

February 2017

Mexican dinner outings in both Portland and Ottawa

September 2017

June 2017

May 2017

  • Workbee in Hoyt Arboretum, Tree planting at Buckleberry

March 2017

February 2017

  • Riverrain hike in Tryon Creek State Park in Oregon, Skating outing in Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, Mexican dinner outings in both Portland and Ottawa, Terra Mystica - Fire and Ice in Ottawa.

December 2016

  • We held our second annual Space Elevator Solstice in Portland and Gatineau. This time we built two climbers and a conveyor-belt elevator.

October/November 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

  • On July 1, we joined John and his daughter Katya for the first event in the new Earthseed Wheel of the Year, the Festival of the Teacher.

June 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

  • On Saturday the 6th, Brandon, Shelley, Sequoia, Ren, and Ben went on a Riverain hike in Portland with old and new friends, including Ted and his family. Then we went to dinner with Ben's parents and Keith Lofstrom at a Mexican place that serves deep-fried ice cream.

January 2016

December 2015

  • On Saturday the 19th, we held the first Space Elevator Solstice in Redmond, with all of our Contributing Members (Eric and Patrick joined via Skype from Gatineau), space-elevator luminaries Michael Laine and Bryan Laubscher, and people from Ben's sci-fi book club.

November 2015

  • Eric, Michelle, and Patrick moved to a new home in Gatineau, right next to the immense urban forest of Gatineau Park.

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

  • On Saturday the 8th through Monday the 10th, we held our first annual Shiny Green Festival in Portland with all of the SolSeed Contributing Members and friends both old and new, including Michelle Saumur, Keith Lofstrom, and John, Ruth, Katya, and William Halstead.
  • We started developing a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of human-sized versions of Oberon Zell's Millennial Gaia statue.

July 2015

  • Eric started work on his concept for a tree-climbing robot that could graft fruit-tree limbs onto existing trees in a forest.

June 2015

May 2015

March 2015

  • Ben started working on the SolSeed History page to help share the story of our first ten years with members and friends.
  • We celebrated the Spring Equinox with our third annual SolSeed Storytelling and Sushi Feast. (Eric has been holding these for much longer.)

February 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

  • Ben traveled with Lion, a long-time friend of SolSeed, to visit the Windward intentional community in southern Washington State.

July 2014

June 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2014

  • John completed the Gaia's Heartbeat song and started work on the accompanying video.
  • For the Winter Solstice, we invited two teachers from a company called Music Together to lead us in a series of sing-alongs, including dancing and instruments such as drums and “jingle bells” that everyone could play.
  • We returned to the first liturgical season, Genesis, which uses the original opening ritual developed back in 2010.

November 2013

September 2013

  • On the Fall Equinox, Brandon, Shelley, Sequoia, Ren, and Ben went on a hike and had a picnic dinner at Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia Gorge.
  • Eric's family had an equinox dinner where each food item combined dark and light colors to represent the balance of day and night on the Equinox.
  • We established a SolSeed "liturgical year" that will have eight separate rituals for our Weekly Service Calls, and started using the new ritual for Viventibus Mundos (Living Worlds), the seventh of the eight "liturgical seasons."

June 2013

May 2013

  • John and Will completed the final draft of the SolSeedSong!

April 2013

  • John and Will completed the first draft of the SolSeedSong.

March 2013

January 2013

  • We held the 2013 Vision/Purpose Retreat on Skype to talk about what SolSeed is all about and what our primary statement of purpose should look like (or if we should have more than one!)

December 2012

  • We held rocket launching events for the Winter Solstice, one in Portland and one in Ottawa.


November 2012

  • Ben finished the SolSeedSong lyrics and sent them to John and Will.
  • Brandon got partial a hard copy of the SolSeed book printed so we could see what it would look like.

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

  • Ben is presenting a talk at the We the People Power Festival on the 16th in Seattle.
  • We're holding our fifth big unconference retreat, Sol 2012, starting on the Summer Solstice at the the Oregon coast.
  • We're also holding our first ever Summer Solstice triathlon in Portland, YayLifeTri, along with Eric's companion event in Ottawa.

April 2012

March 2012

January 2012

  • The first SolSeed Meetups involve a sit-down dinner and then a Symphony of Science movie-watching party.

December 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

  • Join us for the Longest Night Festival, Tuesday December 21, 2010 at the Seed Village. Email Shelley for details.

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

  • We reserved a table at Norwescon!
  • We held the second SolSeed Service, featuring an equinox-themed celebration and discussion of Balance, including a fun children's activity and followed by a potluck.

February 2010

  • The first SolSeed Service was a big success, with music, poetry, and discussion centered around the idea of Empathy.

January 2010

December 2009

  • Longest Night Festival
    • When: Dec. 19-21, 2009 (Saturday-Monday)
    • What: OpenSpace event followed by a Solstice Party on Monday night

November 2009

  • Planning has begun for our next face-to-face event, the Longest Night Festival, to take place in Portland December 19-21!
  • Ben has belatedly uploaded some Sol 2009 photos to start the Sol 2009 Photo Gallery. Who knows, he might post his handwritten notes from the sessions anytime now.

October 2009

  • We now have a OnePagePlan for the last quarter of 2009 and beyond.
  • We have reserved a table at OryCon!

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

  • Jillian joins the movement.
  • Paul joins the movement.
  • Sol 2009 is getting close to being scheduled for July 4 to 6, 2009 (change of tentative dates).

February 2009

  • Bertie joins the movement.
  • "SolSeed: Pick a Future" music video trailer posted (currently down while we wait for permission to use the music)

January 2009

  • Alex joins the movement.
  • Ted joins the movement.
  • Joy joins the movement.
  • It's the final day for Seed 2009. We've had LOTS of amazing discussions, met some remarkable people, and as we come to a close we are refining our vision for the future of The Movement. Notes from our open sessions are available here if you'd like to read, reflect upon, or remember our time together.
  • Seed 2009 is underway! Most of us have arrived, and we are gearing up for the official opening ceremonies - as well as preparing for our first OpenSpace sessions. You can check out the Seed 2009 Photo Gallery and view the happenings as we post some pictures.
  • Seed 2009 is just days away. It's a new year, a time for new beginnings, and hopefully lots of new friends!

October 2008

  • Seed 2009 registrations coming, and folks are buying plane tickets!

September 2008

August 2008

July 2008

Planning has commenced for Seed 2009, a retreat and openspace event for SolSeed members and friends. Email Brandon to join the planning process. Tentative dates: Dec 31, Jan 1-3 in Government Camp, Oregon. Stay tuned for details!

June 2008

March 2008

February 2008

Solseed Movement

  • I would like to bring to the attention of the members of the Solseed Movement, the Space Settlement section of the website of the National Space Society. Nearly all material concerning Space Settlement (almosty 20,000 pages), that is not proprietary or classified, is included.

Mark Hopkins

January 2008

August 2007

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