SLOLA is moving forward. We have had only two meetings and already our ranks are swelling. The more members growing out more seed, the better the seeds will be in terms of genetically being able to maintain different varieties – and more varieties. It is fun, but it's also a bit of work – in putting this all together.
To do the work, SLOLA has several committees. We have a membership committee that takes care of our membership and seeks to find us more. Database committee works on putting together the database that will track our seeds so we can assure folks of fresh clean seed. Organization is the committee that is setting the rules of the organization so it's always run fairly and can continue to exist without any one person and grow over time to become a stable institution in Los Angeles.
The final committee we have is Outreach/Web. This is the committee responsible for reaching out to the rest of the community – it includes creating a web space that SLOLA can use to communicate to many of our members and the world; getting out press releases and having good relations with the media. Sarah Lavoie of this committee created the proposed logo above, which is a part of their workload as well. It is a committee with a lot happening on it and we'd like to share the load. If this is the kind of volunteer work that strikes a chord with you and especially if you have some background in website creation, we'd very much like to have you on board! Contact SLOLA through my email address, greenteach (at) gmail (dot) com.