Invitation to Be Founding Brainstormer of Project

Chaordic Connections Among Oganic/Urban/Schoolyard Farmer/Gardener/Agrarians

Chaordic means to me the harmonious blending of order and chaos. Chaordic processes seem apt concept for most of my personal and public life. Including this vision of an on-going conversation among “urban agrarians” from every continent to advance the cause of organic, urban, and schoolyard agriculture.

Shall we have some on-line conversations with one another and our interested partners in this cause regarding…

  • the name of this evidently first international yahoo group on urban agriculture
  • some kind of “constitution”

  • the moderating team for the group

I’m sure there are other issues to consider besides these.

What say?

Nanosecond Participants Welcomed

It is the substance of your life’s work
That makes your comprising the “Founders” list

We might even develop more than one site…
Chaordically!

This concept is an outgrowth of St. Patrick Brigid’s All City Soap Box Moments for 50 Projects Each Year in Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeerenaissance.com/StPatsAtTimbuktu/HomePage

Viva, International Urban Agrarians!

Founding Conversants/Brainstormers

Diana Liu” <diana1127@sbcglobal.net>
Master Gardener Trainee
Common Ground Garden Program
University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County
http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/Common_Ground_Garden_Program/

Venice Williams” <venicewb@msn.com>
Executive Director
SeedFolks Youth Ministry, Milwaukee
www.lutheransonline.com/lo/Kuji

Greta Gladney” <ggladney@therenaissanceproject.la>

Tyler Omand <Tyler_Omand@umit.maine.edu>

Helen Loughrey MSW”<helenloughrey@comcast.net>
Executive Consultant
Annapolis Community Food Gardens
www.annapolisfoodgardens.com

Howard Hinterthuer” <hhinterthuer@hotmail.com>
Development Director, Growing Power

Martha Davis Kipcak”<mdk@bricofund.org>
The KITCHEN TABLE PROJECT
Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast
www.slowfoodwise.org

Young Kim?”<young@fondymarket.org>
Executive Director
Fondy Farmers Market
http://www.fondymarket.org/

“Grau, Janet” <Jgrau@milwaukee.gov>
Neighborhood Planner, Milwaukee Department of City Development

Ken Hargesheimer
Gardens/Minifarms Network
minifarms@gmail.com
workshops in organic, no-till gardening

Some Suggested Names

Urban Agrarian International

Sustainable Urban Farming International(SUFI)

City Farmers International

City Gardeners International

Some Suggested Concepts for Discussion

start up with more than one group to accomodate different interests and needs

Bridie Godsil Googling Urban Agriculture Web Sites for Great Lakes Invitations

As part of her sales and communications work for a restoration firm with an urban agriculture demo project, Bridie has signed on to do invitation work for this project. She is able to upload about 50 web sits per hour that pertain to urban agriculture, organic farming, edible schoolyards, community gardens, and the like.
Then she, and perhaps other helpers, will cull the public names and e-mail addresses of executive directors, board members, staff people, of these orrgnization, and invite them to join this experiment. She will track her time so others who wish to do outreach work for this and related causes can have an idea of costs. Perhaps some student interns or semi-retired boomers might show up and further develop this outreach strategy.

Milwaukee

Chicago

Detroit

Cleveland

Toronto

Bridie Godsil Googling Urban Agriculture Web Sites for Upper, Middle, and Lower Mississippi River Valley Regions

As part of her sales and communications work for a restoration firm with an urban agriculture demo project, Bridie has signed on to do invitation work for this project. She is able to upload about 50 web sits per hour that pertain to urban agriculture, organic farming, edible schoolyards, community gardens, and the like.

Mississippi River Valley

dels.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/miss_river_cwa_final.pdf

Then she, and perhaps other helpers, will cull the public names and e-mail addresses of executive directors, board members, staff people, of these orrgnization, and invite them to join this experiment. She will track her time so others who wish to do outreach work for this and related causes can have an idea of costs. Perhaps some student interns or semi-retired boomers might show up and further develop this outreach strategy.

Minneapolis

Dubuque, Iowa

Quad Cities(Iowa)

St. Louis

Memphis

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

New Orleans

Midwest

Cincinnatti

Indianapolis

East Coast

Boston

New York City

Baltimore

Washington,D.C.

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