A Team Story

A team in Oklahoma City shares what they accomplished working together.

Using a process similar to the one outlined in the Facilitator Guide you can downloand on this site, this team organized themselves, and then quickly moved on to learning while having fun together.

The team worked together to can peaches.

Team work

  • Helped build each other’s businesses
  • Shared information and research on resilience topics

    Team pear harvest.

  • Offered economic and practical support to individual members
  • Hosted events designed to build resilience
  • Shared resources and skills among the team

New skills learned and activities

  • Seed exchanges
  • Beer brewing demonstration
  • Compost and mulch hauling parties
  • Fruit picking parties
  • Firewood chopping
  • Sausage making
  • Canning peaches
  • Learning how to use a marine battery for backup power

Other activities

Sharing seeds together.

  • Labor during landscaping and gardening projects
  • Sharing home-grown fruit and vegetables
  • Caring for children
  • Cooking for members who have experienced death in the family
  • Referring business customers to team members
  • Purchasing goods and services from each other
  • Getting healthy by losing weight together

“On occasions, my team has been a lifesaver. After my husband’s Granny died, they organized meals for us. At the last minute, they have watched my son for me. Not to mention the weight I’ve lost by partnering up with one of my teammates.  My life would be a lot less interesting without the team.”  – Christine, 36, Oklahoma City