Participant Visions Shared At Lincoln Day Phone Conference re Norris Milwaukee Experiments

The list of participants below I hope will be a platform for each participant to record, or have recorded(I’ll help) their visions and practice for collaboration epxeriments connecting resources of Norris Academy and Milwaukee “partners.” I have sketched thoughts shared by each person below, and hope some will elaborate upon my inadequate recording. Click on your link, enter password that is “edit”(without the quotes), and write what you wish.

Basic take away from first meeting was, for the Milwaukee group, a greater appreciation of the great resources Norris can bring to their Milwaukee projects; and for the Norris folks, an encounter with very resourced Milwaukeeans quite likely worthy of engaging in conversations and pilot projects advancing win-win experiments.

In order of their arrival to the phone conference.

Mark and Linda Keane
Alex Montezon
John Miceli
Stephanie Calloway
Johnna Noll
Brad Minton
Ryan Schone
Scott Henderson
Barry Slagle

Phone Conference or Site Vision, March 14, Einstein’s Birthday?

Introduction of Norris Academy Milwaukee Collaboration Vision

Key leaders of the Norris Academy hope to collaborate with people and projects in Milwaukee, first, and beyond, in time. A February 12 tour of the facilities by Brad Minton is scheduled. Ryan Schone can make a van available for the 40 minute ride to these 1,000 acres in Mukwanago. More to come.

I can see gatherings for sharing food grown in complimentary gardens and mini farms
in this room…

From these fields…500 acres of them now rented out

I can see a regional, national, and global hostel for green work tourism in this now empty dorm…

I can see our respective communities enjoying the 25 miles of nature trails through 100 acres of forest, and/or the 23 sailboats on numerous leaks…

Not only are there an amazing amount of resources to be harvested in cooperation with the Norris Academy, CDA, and the Spectrum Community…there is room, with the right collaboration design, for other enterprises and people to optimally share this unknown treasure, in a cascade of win win experiments we can spark.

The Sweet Water Foundation will be launching the Sweet Water Academy from the Chicago center. I am hoping to widen our reach in collaboration with the SWA mentors, fellows, and apprentices, as well as the partners of the Worm Farm Institute.

Why not?

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Courtney and I will be chronicling the story of the Norris Academy exploring collaboration with new partners in Chicago and Wisconsin, for starters.

Last edited by Godsil. Based on work by Courtney.  Page last modified on February 13, 2019

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