[betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting

  • From: Kip and Beth Gardner <kipandbeth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 22:00:32 -0400

Hi, Paul and All!

The idea of meeting in Wooster at the UU church or elsewhere one Sunday, such as the third, would be fine with us. Kip will be in Chicago and Hannah and I will have just returned from Chicago on Aug. 14th, so we won't be there in August (but we'll be pretty well toast by August, given our work and travel schedules, so you'll probably do just as well or better without us this time!)
        Hope everyone is well. Our Summer is speeding along, as they always do.

On Jul 17, 2009, at 11:26 AM, paul w. woodring wrote:

Hi Everyone;

I was planning on sending out a message asking about scheduling a meeting before Labor Day. So let me take this opportunity to sound out everyone as to a possible date. At a previous meeting, someone had suggested setting up a regular meeting date and time for whoever might be able to attend, possibly the third Sunday, so let me start by suggesting a meeting in Wooster on Sunday, August 16. Maybe we should make this simpler than in the past so people won't feel that it's a major thing and be hesitant to attend. I'm thinking we skip the pot luck dinner part of it, make it earlier, say 2 pm, and try and see if we can get a room somewhere neutral, like the U-U church in Wooster. If there is enough interest, I'll contact the woman I talked to who belongs to the church and see if we can get space there on that date.

I'll be out of town from Wednesday through Sunday next week, the 22nd to the 26th. Please give this some thought and let me know in the next week or so if we can get a majority of the group for this.



Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:56:06 -0700
From: bethkean@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting
To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

hello from england! have been spending days biking in austria, with shower, dinner, and planning for next day taking up most of the rest.. now back with friends in england, coming home the 21st... should be flexibly available thereafter... see you all soon, peace, craig

--- On Wed, 7/1/09, Sarena Johnstone <atwanabe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Sarena Johnstone <atwanabe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting
To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 11:05 AM

Hi everybody, sorry for the delay getting back to you. Work! I would be aviliable July 19th or Aug 2nd and 9th for a meeting. I think we need to get together and talk about what direction we want the group to go. I also think we need to find another place to meet, how about the UU church in Wooster? Paul could you check with your friend and see if that would be OK?

May the great spirit smile upon you

To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting
From: COOP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 04:11:04 +0000

No e-mail on the trip? Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
From: craig gordon
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 20:51:12 -0700 (PDT)
To: <betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting

well, now that this thing is started, i want you to keep it going while i am gone... start using this tool between meeting, talking about who is studying which parts of what we need to figure out, giving summaries, useful resources, brainstorming, research... when i check back in on july 22 or so, i want to see something that looks plausibly like better way! ready, set, GO!!!!.

--- On Sat, 6/27/09, paul w. woodring <pww57@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: paul w. woodring <pww57@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting
To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 5:25 PM

Hi All;

Paul here. This is partly to test my ability to use the list serve. As Kip said, I've been out to Wooster several time in the past month, mostly looking for an apartment there. I have done some looking for farm land, and in-fact, got a tour of a farm SW of town in Wooster Twp., that might be suitable, with a great deal of negotiating over price.

If anyone knows someone with an apartment, or in-law suite in the Wooster area they are interested in renting, I'm looking. Preferably, I'm looking for something either ground floor or basement, in a decent part of town, or on the edge of town. Anything I've looked at in the area of the college has been really old and pretty trashy. Usually, it's an old two story converted into up and down apartments, and the neighborhood generally does not look like somewhere I'd want to go away and leave my stuff.

I'd like to be living in Wooster by Labor Day. I'm hoping that my being in town and dealing with people there will lead to some contacts on land. I have also met with a woman who contacted Kip and Beth through the FIC listing. She is well-connected in the community politically, and through the U-U Church, and is more than willing to lend us assistance, if not become part of the community. I have hope that her assistance will enable us to get more local involvement with people in Wooster who would like to see Betterway become a reality.

Hope your Summer is safe.  Stay in touch.



Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 13:10:09 -0700
From: bethkean@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting
To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

hello to all... craig and beth are out of town until July 22... hope we can meet sometime after! peace, craig

--- On Sat, 6/27/09, Kip and Beth Gardner <kipandbeth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Kip and Beth Gardner <kipandbeth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [betterwayfarm] Re: Meeting
To: betterwayfarm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 9:25 AM

Hi Everyone,

There has been very little activity of late & I'd like to hear from everyone on the list as to "where they are" with regard to getting together for a meeting before Fall. Paul has done some looking around out in the Wooster area, but not much else going on.

Beth & I are in the middle of dealing with a family situation that will probably result in our purchase of the house we currently occupy, so our attention is on dealing with that right now - whatever resolution takes place has to be completed by October.

Other than that, it's going to be a busy summer for us, with many weekends already committed.

So, how is everyone else doing?


On May 25, 2009, at 10:09 PM, Kim Cooper wrote:


I'm interested if any outcomes came out of the meeting. I wish we could have attended. I ended up working all night Friday, all day Saturday and most of Sunday and All day today (Memorial). It has been very stressful as a lot of the work was because I made a significant error (in my opinion).

We could not have had better weather, for those of you who got outside!


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