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Art of Harvesting

This group is for all of us who are passionate about collecting, capturing, reflecting, harvesting and sharing what matters.

Members: 178
Latest Activity: Sep 29


samples of World Cafe Synthesis documents.

Started by Lorri Zipperer. Last reply by Sade Moon Nov 30, 2017. 5 Replies

Looking for a Graphic Recorder 25 July in Cairo, Egypt

Started by Michael Mach, CMP, CMM, CED. Last reply by Joleyne Mayers-Jaekel May 12, 2017. 7 Replies

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Comment by Sade Moon on November 30, 2017 at 11:28am

Hi Juanita, I sent you a message via your inbox, I wasnt sure if it was too long for a post. Thank you in advance for your guidance

Comment by juanita brown on November 27, 2017 at 6:01pm

Hi Sade,

It depends on what you are hoping to harvest from the session, how many people, what next steps after this session are etc.  If you don´t have a graphic recorder you can have people work with stickies and cluster them into themes.  There a so many ways...would need more info to be able to give specific suggestions.

Comment by Sade Moon on November 27, 2017 at 12:03pm

Hi all, 

I am working on a world cafe but it looks like we may not have a graphic artist. What ways can I harvest all the themes? How can folks take action from the harvest wall?

Comment by Stephen Hinton on September 26, 2017 at 6:03am

Time for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) I believe we need to design cafés to promote these locally. And harvesting must be the largest part. I can imagine 17 tables (one for each) but after that...... any ideas good folks?

Comment by Amy Lenzo on May 23, 2017 at 2:46pm

Some of you may be interested in an online course that I am co-hosting with Paul Messer from Percolab in Montreal, and Mary Alice Arthur. It's called Visual Thinking Lab - it will be 3 two-hour sessions on Wednesdays starting June 28th, plus an extra "hands on" session on July 19th for more techie-types who want to get their drawing mojo on with their iPads, etc. Come join us - Paul is amazing.

Comment by juanita brown on November 8, 2013 at 4:01pm

Wonderful Ria!  The World Cafe community and the Art of Hosting community are dear brothers and sisters in the same would be great if Caroline Rennie or others could be of support to your practice and I'll think of others in Switzerland as well.

Fond regards,


Comment by Ria Baeck on November 8, 2013 at 2:54pm

Hello Lorraine,

I read that you live in Basel, Switserland. Do you know there is a group of people that is offering and practicing Art of Hosting? You would need to find Caroline Rennie (who might be a member of this site too, I didn't check); and for offerings in Bregenz, you can google Bregenzer Salon and you will find an email to contact Ursula Hillbrand (maybe also on this site?). That will connect you with good people over there; they might know about opportunities for you to practice.

With love,


Comment by juanita brown on November 8, 2013 at 1:54pm

Great to know you are in the course!  And my heart is smiling to know that you are finding resonance with this work and the community. Re: practice opportunities--where are you located?

Kind regards,


Comment by Lorraine Rytz-Thériault on November 4, 2013 at 3:45pm

Hello Juanita

It is so kind of you welcome me and to take the time to respond to my inquiry.

I am presently in the HWCF course and was pointed to this group. Amy Lenzo and Bo Gyllenpalm are/have a wealth of experience, which made me curious as to what other resources, events, forums, etc. exist in this facinating World Café community. I have checked out both the IFVP and AoH sites you suggested and found them to be rich with offerings - thank you.

Basicly, the more I learn about WC the more I am inspired to become engaged with the practice and the community. I have only just begun to scratch the surface and already feel at home and at peace (my heart is smiling).

I am eager to broaden and deepen my understanding, and to find opportunities to practice what I am learning. Some people learn academicly, I definately am the hands-on sort that learns best thru action.  My first question would be: Is there a way for we 'newbies' to gain experience thru staffing/volunteering at WC events, or working with Mentors as we also attempt to organize WCs in our local areas?

with many thanks,



Comment by Lorraine Rytz-Thériault on November 4, 2013 at 3:13pm

Hello Sabine

The Bregenzer workshop sounds amazing. I wouldn't be able to attend this December, but would like to be kept informed of further offerings. Especially if you are doing anything in Switzerland (I live in Basel).

Many thanks for sending the link, and fingers crossed that I can attend something similar in future. It would need to be in English for me to get optimal benefit.

Kind regards, Lorraine 



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