Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
I'm New to the World Cafe
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
Friends and books.
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I have a number of hats.
I have a design company called ARC Design. I believe that a sustainable community is best served by acting and trading locally.
The cornerstone at ARC Design is to increase the development of the community by using local resources in our design projects. ARC is an acronym for Art, Resource and Craft. In the spirit of the British Arts and Crafts movement in Victorian England, we have nurtured relationships with local artisans in a networked guild, and we encourage collaboration in the design and building process. Arts and craft have been central to humanity for millennium. The thread of those crafts connects us to our histories and to our cultural and regional diversity. www.arc-design.com.
I am a founding member of Living Guild. Living Guild is a consortium of professionals focused on incorporating different fields and skills to work on Positive Development and building projects large and small. The vision of Living Guild is to bring social, economic and ecological value to any project using Living-systems principals that enrich the development, the community and the environment. www.livingguild.com.
I'm sorry, I don't actually have a good lead for you in the north bay. Probably your best bet is to inquire in the Art of Harvesting group here, and/or in the Needs and Exchange thread, or on an IFVP forum.
Julian - I saw your note in the "chat" here, but alas too late. If you'd like to have a brief phone or Skype call, or a written chat if you prefer, just let me know. The best way to reach me is probably by email: amy at theworldcafe.com
Hi Julian, I just got your message in the Permaculture group. Can you please repost it on the comment wall, or as a discussion thread? Then I'll replay and that way we can have this conversation in public.... which I am sure will generate more energy. Peace, David
How wonderful that you will be joining us as a new World Cafe host.
My warmest wishes to you - may you have a lot of fun and reap many benefits - for yourself and for your participants - from the conversations you host! And may this community be of benefit to you, and you to it.
Please let me know if you have questions or there is any way I can help you navigate here.