Nature 2.0 - The Surprising Diversity of Urban Ruin Ecologies

Oliver Kellhammer is a Canadian bio-artist, activist, writer and one of Canada's longest-term permaculture teachers. His botanical interventions and public art projects demonstrate nature's surprising ability to recover from human-inflicted damage. Kellhammer will discuss strategies for remediation (phyto, myco etc.), and the prospects for deep-time climate change resilience. Oliver is a captivating and inspiring speaker like none other.

In exploring nature’s innate capacity for earth repair, Oliver poses the question, 'What Can I Not Do?  His wide ranging talk will draw on many of his ‘botanical interventions’ into urban space including his recent work leading biodiversity tours of brownfield habitats in Troy, NY, visits to abandoned airports in Berlin, and a floating module project on the Willamette River that will investigate future ecological scenario in response to climate change and industrial contamination

This event will be held at one of Portland's most developed urban permaculture demonstration sites - the Planet Repair Institute, birth place of the City Repair Project.  Come early to check it out!

This event is sliding scale $5-10 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.


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  • Alex

    Very interesting, informative and inspiring! Definitely glad I went. Thanks!

    August 1

  • Amy M.

    Shoot, got into a Lil bike accident last night and won't be able to make it. At least not for the whole lecture.

    July 31

  • Scott J.

    Looks like it's going to be a wonderful event. I won't be able to make it, but I've been checking out Oliver's blog and have really been enjoying it. For those of you who haven't heard of the term "Urban Acupuncture", it has a lot of overlap with guerilla gardening, site-specific ecological interventions in the city, and other things the Oliver is doing. All the best from Argentina!!!

    July 31

  • Carol V.

    Very interested in phyto-myco remediation.

    July 30

  • Jeremy j.

    Looking forward to being a part of this event!

    July 29

  • Mary H.

    $20 online or $5 at the door?

    July 25

    • A former member
      A former member

      Opps - it's supposed to be a sliding scale of $5 - $10 based on what you can currently afford... I'll change the online settings - thanks Mary!

      July 25

  • Jennefer W.

    Maybe....depends on babysitter status.

    July 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey All ~ Oliver Kellhammer is an immensely inspiring permaculturalist and a marvelously entertaining presenter. Be inspired and think about permaculture in a ways that you have not considered before! This event is hosted at one of Portland's most well known permaculture sites and the birthplace of the City Repair Project. Hope that you will join us!

    July 23

  • Julian

    Hi All, looking forward to this!

    July 22

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