Speed networking

Ever heard of speed dating? This is where a circle of women sit opposite a circle of men and have three minutes each to introduce themselves before all the men or women have to move to speak to the next person.

Well, Regeneration Pollination is a similar concept but for different reasons. I dare say it could lead to dating but I’m not keen on long distance relationships. My motivation for joining the event, apart from generally meeting new people and having a chat on a Friday evening, was to find new members for the Permaculture International Research Network (PIRN) co-ordinators group. At the moment, most of us are based in Europe, so international is a bit of a stretch.

However, it looks like we may have a new member joining us from North America, so the wider world is moving in. Now, I need to figure out how to have a meeting with people who are 7 hours behind BST simultaneously with others 7 hours ahead of BST. Especially when the main person who needs to be at our next meeting is in Spain 🤔.

While I ponder on this, here is a photo of a sign I took yesterday which you may wish to read. After meeting with a friend in more or less central Leeds, we took a walk to the outskirts so that I could deliver some seeds to a colleague. I’d often passed ‘King Alfred’s Playing Fields’ when taking my daughter home from her piano lesson, and now I finally knew what I’d been curious about.

After the six-mile walk, I was well and truly fatigued and had to have a restorative nap before launching into conversation with new-to-me people across the globe. I’d originally got the time wrong, which was just as well, as I always feel groggy after an afternoon siesta, but with two hours to wake up properly, I was fine.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
This entry was posted in Days out, Permaculture and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Speed networking

  1. The mind boggles at how you are going to manage that one 🙂

  2. Helen, it sounds like you’re having fun. Good for you. I too wake up groggy from a nap. I rarely take one for that reason, unless I’m completely spent. I read somewhere that twenty minutes is the perfect napping length. I tried that and it really worked!

I love to read about your own experiences and any other feedback you have, so look forward to your comments below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.