Re: Common meals
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2021 09:08:33 -0700 (PDT)
We have someone leading a picky eaters potluck. Bring what you were/are
willing to eat as a picky eater, or what a family member liked as a picky

Also have you tried a porch crawl? Each house or group of houses offers
appetizer/dessert finger food, and a drink. Start at one end of the
community and move every 10-15 minutes to the next house/group of houses.
All outside. (We have 34 households and get 10-15 stopping points each
time, some are grouped to be sure the event finishes in 2 hours.)

Also, we increased attendance by making the porch outside a good place to
eat. Still only doing 1 or 2 meals a week instead of 3 or 4 since we have
fewer volunteers and fewer eaters.

-Liz at Mosaic Commons in Berlin, MA.
Where I'm cooking today--lettuce wraps with rice and fish or lentils, quick
pickles, and sweet chilli aioli.

(The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 11:44 AM Sandy Thomson <sandykthomson [at]>

> We started common meals back up after covid but they aren’t being that
> well attended.  I would like to jump start our common meal program and am
> wondering what are some fun creative things other people have done with
> common meals.  Let’s have a fun brainstorm and maybe other communities are
> having the same problem and need some new ideas. Thanks for sharing some
> fun ideas.
> Sandy
> Heartwood Cohousing
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