Harvesting from a harvest

Last month I was in Chicago working with a great group of Art of Hosting practitioners in the Illinois community of practice.  We ran a three day Art of Hosting and then did a one day Art of Harvesting workshop with about 40 members of the community of practice in Chicago.  The focus of the day was on the art and practice of harvesting.

Our design was simple…we began in circle with a check in around questions and thoughts about harvesting.  Those of us on the stewarding team – myself, Teresa Posakony and Kathy Jourdain – spoke a little on our experience and recent thinking in response to what we heard and then we entered a Cafe.  In the afternoon we ran a one round Open Space for people to bring harvesting questions to the fore, and to work together on actual projects.

I cracked a good insight about the practice of harvesting and some of that is captured in this terrific newsletter from the group. I’ll write more about this later, but perhaps you’ll be inspired by what Kevin Johnson, Andrea Johnson and Janice Thomson captured from our time together.


  1. Chris, the link to the newsletter is not working!

  2. Thanks…should be fixed now.