Bloom Yuba Watershed June Meetup

Bloom Yuba Watershed June Meetup

Wednesday, June 5 2019, 7-9:30pm
Elixart, Nevada City, California
(Meetup is every first Wednesday)

Greetings dear Yuba Watershed Community,

On June 5 we gather at Elixart to learn and support each other in regenerative culture practices, to build healthy communty.

We acknowledge that these are the ancestral homelands of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe.

This month’s skillshare is led by Thomas Spellman. He’s sharing about sociocracy, so that when we make decisions together as a group, we have a solid process to follow so each person can be heard and our discussions can be effective.

— What is Sociocracy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6r3-s2p7eI
— Here’s a handy one page outline of some meeting flows:
http://sociocracyforall.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Decision-making_sheet_color_sofa.pdf

Schedule for the night:
7pm gather
7:30pm skillshare and discussion
8:30pm community networking

Many thanks to everyone who came to our first two meetups so far!! It has been a tremendous delight to share our visions and passions all together. People have shared about their work with soil and water health, food sovereignty, local media, solar, support for parents, and more. We are building community to support each other in community for vibrantly healthy, regenerative local economy and wellness.

In May, we decided to also do a hike with a potluck picnic, once a month on a Sunday evening. We’ll start that in June, since we all got our email intro later than was helpful (sorry about that!). Every first Wednesday we host a skillshare and mutual support night at Elixart. Many thanks to them for opening their space for us to build momentum together.

Lastly, if you want to be one of the 2-3 people who shares about something they would like support with at our July 3 meetup, please let us know!

Below you’ll find more info about Bloom Network. Hope to see you on June 5 at Elixart!

Much love and with regards to all your dreams and the love flowing through your hands and hearts,

Magenta and Raking
Bloom Yuba Watershed

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About Bloom Network

Bloom Network is a global in-person social network that utilizes online tools to collaboratively work toward regenerating our planet. www.bloomnetwork.org

Join fellow entrepreneurs, activists, artists and visionaries to connect, share info & resources, and collaborate toward improving the regenerative well-being of our communities, ecosystem, and the world.

Like William Gibson once wrote, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”.

Bloom Yuba Watershed Meetup #2, May 1 2019

Bloom Yuba Watershed Meetup #2, May 1 2019

You’re invited to the second ever Bloom Yuba Watershed meetup, Wednesday May 1 at Elixart, 408 Broad Street, Nevada City. 7-9:30pm

Voluntary contributions accepted:


About Bloom:

Formerly Evolver Network, Bloom Network is a global in-person social network that utilizes online tools to collaboratively work toward regenerating our planet.

Join fellow entrepreneurs, activists, artists and visionaries to connect, share info & resources, and collaborate toward improving the regenerative well-being of our community, ecosystem, and the world.

Like William Gibson once wrote, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”.

www.bloomnetwork.org


***This month’s meetup***
Participatory Community Creation

Following on last month’s inspiring and empowering inaugural meetup, this month’s gathering will focus on fleshing out a plan for the Action Circles that were proposed!

You don’t need to have been at the first one to participate in this. We’ll do a short introduction to Bloom Network for new folks, a couple rounds of “speed dating” networking so we can get to know each other, and then in small groups we’ll ask the following questions:

1) What action circles would you want to participate in, and which ones would you like to lead?
2) What financial relationship can you imagine being supportive to your circle(s)? Or would you rather it be freely accessible, or contribution based?

At the end we will gather the proposals and decide next steps!

Here are a few examples so you can think about it ahead of time:

Sommer Davis proposed a support circle for pregnant women and new mothers. There could be a circle on weaving and natural dyes. Perhaps a hiking circle, or energy + water sustainability.

One financial relationship could be people contributing $xx/month to support the coordination efforts of the people doing the scheduling and anchoring that project. Some might well best be free. An example of a contribution based circle would be offering your skillshare in return for receiving someone else’s.

We have the option of using Aragon, a software tool for digital organizations, to manage any financial relationships we decide on. It’s easy to adjust that as we create together. This will connect with the international Bloom Network which supports our global community of local chapters.


The focus for this meetup emerged from peer leadership at our first gathering. Facilitators: Magenta Ceiba, ECO (executive creative officer) of Bloom Network, and Raking L. Williams, Founder and CEO of Spirits of CBD. Bloom Yuba Watershed is forming in partnership with Yuba Village, who are producing a Village Building Convergence this fall.


Profound thanks to all the people who showed up at our first meetup and created such a beautiful, connected container for this initiative to emerge. We’re honored to be part of its blooming!

We acknowledge that this gathering happens in the ancestral homelands of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. Settlers can help the Nisenan achieve restoration of federal status here: https://www.nevadacityrancheria.org/

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Bloom Calgary: Economic Evolution Series

Bloom Calgary: Economic Evolution Series

Economic Evolution: Navigating the Space Between Stories
Wednesday, May 18 at 7 PM – 10 PM 
Awakening House – 2519 16 St NW, Calgary, AB, Canada

​The rapidly shifting economic landscape is giving us an opportunity to re-define work and explore different ways of finding meaning, fulfillment, and happiness through service in our lives. Whether it is fluctuating global markets, shifting political or social relationships, a lower price of a particular commodity, the rising prices (for nearly everything), or the continued trend of technology replacing people, the effects and fears of economic uncertainty are being felt by many. Can we as individuals co-create a new story of service, interdependent support, and lasting security?