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.