It went pretty well. We had a small turnout but people who came have some good ideas and are willing to work on the first phase of the project. In the first phase, we will try to raise awareness of the need for an Indy project in Corvallis. No one attended from Eugene or Salem, so we will focus on the Corvallis area first.
We are close to identifying a place to create an Alternative media center. We would like to equip the center with an audio and video editing studio. We would like to create weekly news feeds for KBOO radio in Portland (we can hear this amazing community radio station all the way down to Corvallis).
We will create some kind of website that will collect news from Corvallis and it's eco-systems...which would be West to about Siletz or maybe even Newport and East to Lebanon. We are interested in letting this area know about some of amazing community-based, sustainable and healthy projects going in the area as well as keeping people informed about what's happening. We are exploring what the website will look like in the next few meetings.