Harvesting from our Conversations


Harvesting from our Conversations

A group for those who wish to work collaboratively to make meaning from the multiple conversation threads that are emerging in Occupy Cafe.

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Members: 34
Latest Activity: Jul 13, 2012

How will this work?

Good question!  I'm not exactly sure yet, and ultimately this will be a co-creation.  That said, my first thoughts are as follows:

  • Teams for each conversation being harvested form organically out of the pool of participants who are most engaged in them.
    • Perhaps there is a "meta-harvest" team as well that picks up juicy bits from all over both this site and the Cafe Calls.
  • Each team uses a combination of a forum thread within this group and perhaps a conference call or three to develop a consensus on the basic elements of the harvest and the best way to represent them
  • The harvests themselves are crafted using the "Pages" feature within this group (see the header on the right).  
    • Other tools might also be employed, such as: 

Here are some thoughts on Harvesting from the Art of Hosting website.  And here is a link to the Art of Harvesting group at the World Cafe Online Community, where we might find some collaborators in thinking through our processes.


Ben Roberts

Occupy Cafe Steward

Discussion Forum

Harvesting from the "#Occupy 2.0" Discussion

Started by Ben Roberts. Last reply by Ellen C. Friedman Nov 23, 2011. 15 Replies

OK, all you Harvesters!  There's work to be done!  Lovely, luscious crops out in the field that will rot and go stale…Continue

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Comment by Deborah Hart Yemm on November 9, 2011 at 5:50pm

Thanks for the invite, Ben.  I hope I can prove useful.


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Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

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