"Hi Rima- welcome to the dynamic Devon DM!! I see you have also joined the Homesteading group which I have also investigated- the SunWeber blog has some interesting stuff on it
PS Hope you might consider coming to our next meet-up which…"
"Hi Phil,It was good to meet you again at the festival, and I'm glad what I said about land and inheritance resonated with you. You said you'd be interested to read the blog posts I'd written on it: the first one, Passing On, is…"
"Hello Jane- welcome to Devon DM. We formed the group in order that we could meet each other in the flesh and explore our ideas further. However, Devon is a large county and its not easy to choose meeting venues which satisfy everyone. recently, we…"
Tell us a bit about yourself. (You don't have to share anything you don't want to, but please write something here, so we know you're not a spam robot.)
LIfelong "greenie" (am 57). Been homoeopath, Green Party councillor, wholefood shop owner. MD of community composting enterprise for 8 years. Currently co-ordinator of food-growers' co-op in East Devon.
What drew you to the Dark Mountain Project?
Came to it via The Idler web site and Tom Hodgkinson's How to be Free book. Joined Parallel Community a few years ago which potentially has similar objectives
Do you have a blog or website you'd like to share?
A Devon meetup sounds like a great idea. The 'Members' section of the site lets you search for words in people's profiles, so you should be able to find other Devonians that way. Let me know how you get on!
Yes, I'd certainly be interested. I've felt out of touch and frustrated at not being in on the London meetings. I live at Northam, near Bideford, North Devon but would be happy to travel to a mutually convenient venue, if you'd like to suggest somewhere. Incidentally I know Tom Hodgkinson lives in this neck of the woods. Might be worth contacting him also.
Look forward to hearing from you, Laurence Shelley
Thanks for initiating a Devon meet up - yes, I'm interested. Live pretty close to you, in Staverton, and found the Dark Mountain meeting in Wales very inspiring. Would be a good experience to meet up with like minds on this.
Thanks for this - and the answer is twofold. In principle, very much so. In practice, Falmouth being an hour and a half from the Devon border, and me with two jobs, three kids and my wife's ME, I seem not to get out and about much! I'd be very glad to stay informed of local meetups though, and if you're ever passing Falmouth way, let me knwo and we can meet up here.
Just to say that it looks as though there might be enough of us to make a meeting worthwhile. Looking at where you are, would Exeter be a mutually convenient place to meet? As to where, I can only think of the Phoenix Arts Centre for starters. They have a good coffee shop there. What do you and possible others think? And then there's the question of when. Evenings probably best. Speaking personally it looks as though I can do the following: Dec.1st,3rd or week commencing the 6th.
Depending on how others are fixed, I'd be happy with an afternoon meeting and Ottery St.Mary would be OK for me too. How about suggesting a choice of two dates and two venues, and making a decision on date and venue on the basis of how many are able to attend? The lead-up to Christmas is a busy time but, just to let you know, I'm likely to be free in the afternoon of Nov.29, December 3rd and 8th, 16th,17th and 18th. Or could it be early in January? You'll need to see what others think. But once you've got the first meeting sorted, it should be much easier to fix the regular monthly dates.