Inspiring works from rural farms, forests, & charming villages on the Salish Sea
The Makers Guild has secured funding to develop a Makers Directory as part of an asset mapping research project 2020-2021. We are conducting a countywide needs assessment and contracting multi-sector Market Plans to benefit Maker enterprises.
Thank-you WA USDA RBDG!
Greetings San Juan Makers – we have some good news to share. The first Asset Mapping project is going live as an online survey. This survey encourages you to reflect on and share your maker activities as a business, DIY hobbyist, life-long learner, or teacher.
Special Event – this coming Friday Feb 26th, noon-1pm. We have been invited to host an introduction to this survey project through the Economic Development Council (EDC) monthly makerspace zoom talk series. Their invitation is below. This survey is very important to help the entire Makers Community gain a better understanding of:
You can now find two new resources on our web site:
(these interactive forms can be done by computer, most phones and tablets)
Letter From the EDC:
I want to invite you to join the EDC and the San Juan Makers Guild to begin asset mapping on Friday, February 26th from noon-1 p.m. via Zoom.
Presenters are Marcy Montgomery and Stephen Shrader, co-founders of the San Juan Makers Guild.
The San Juan Makers Guild is gathering input from makers across all creative, food, building, and technology sectors to provide an inclusive picture of San Juan County makers’ capacities, current needs, and future opportunities.
This asset mapping project will help businesses identify and develop sales and employment opportunities to build the maker economy in San Juan County.
If you would like to share the invitation with others, the registration link is here:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdeuhrz0iGNMqP3lMhgNvRxl5lrsPRiAT .
Due to privacy concerns, registration is limited to adults over 18.
Michelangelo (Mickey) von Dassow
San Juan County EDC
We are pleased to announce that the Makers Guild is the beneficiary of a new USDA-funded Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) that invests in a project to conduct three valuable research and development activities in San Juan County, 2020-2021.
The Guild team will be working with farm, food, arts, design, economic, manufacturing and technology businesses and organizations in the coming months.
We look forward to many fascinating conversations as we gather the information needed to capture a picture of current and future Maker enterprise needs and opportunities.
Digital multi-media recordings are a goal of the Guild's start-up activities and we anticipate filming and mapping over 25 Maker enterprises 2020-2021.
Fun opportunity to show, sell and donate your work or products. Help the Ag Guild develop the COVID-19 recovery funding required to coninue programs.
Nationwide, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a celebration of local, small businesses and a great time for a Makers Stroll. The first Buy Local Saturday was held in Eastsound, on Orcas Island.