Lay of the Land Parties are small events held at a farm, houses or other appropriate spaces. They may be arranged as a dinner party, or with light refreshments in a casual setting. The intent is to bring together potential and current members to discuss various topics including but not limited to local and state policy, concerns/needs of the community and to demonstrate how HCGA provides tools to support our members.
What do I need to do to host a Lay Of The Land party?
1- Contact Natalynne@hcga.co to set a date and discuss location.
2- Provide a space to have a small meeting.
3- Contact other people in your network who are currently seeking local permits and state licensure. Invite as many or as few people as you like.
4- A email template will be provided by HCGA, you can use it to contact people if you like.
4- Provide light beverages and food.
What will the agenda be for the event?
1- Guest arrive
2- An hour later a presentation is made for 15 min
3- Discussion and Q and A
4- Nominate the next host
4- Enjoy each other’s company
What are the benefits of a Lay Of The Land Party?
It is HCGA's belief that your time is better spent developing your farms and businesses than attending a multitude of meetings and events that may or may not give your business value.
We instead would like to return to true grassroots and build membership through simple Lay Of The Land Parties and provide value in other ways. We designed this model based on our history of networking. Our community has in the past typically only worked with friends, family, and neighbors to deliver information. We have navigated this way to remain safe. It is our hope to expand upon this trust and engage in an intimate setting where we can discuss what HCGA's mission is, what your concerns and hopes are for Humboldt's future and get to know you.