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Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human habitats, in harmony with the larger ecosystems of which they are a part. Anyone can use it: starting where they are, with what they have.

This group is a great place to learn about regenerative design, urban agriculture, animal husbandry, edible fungi, bioremediation, aquaculture, rainwater harvesting, local food systems, alternative economics, community living, soil-building, and much much more...

This Meetup is sponsored by the City Repair Project (http://www.cityrepair.org/), a non-profit facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking (http://www.cityrepair.org/our-projects/) through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. City Repair has accomplished many projects through a mostly volunteer staff (http://www.cityrepair.org/organizers/)and thousands of volunteer (http://www.cityrepair.org/volunteer-intern/) citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

Besides City Repair activities, this Meetup displays workshops, presentations, workparties, and shindigs of other Permaculture organizations and educators in places all around the Portland metro area.

Upcoming events (5+)

Social Permaculture UnPanel: Facilitated Discussions on Justice

Leaven Community Center

~ON PERMACULTURE~ Permaculture is not a set of new ideas - it is a melding of understanding that comes from many sources - science, our grandparents, Indigenous cultures, observing nature, creative experimentation. The permaculture movement shares technological knowledge about how to live harmoniously with nature/agriculture, but we are continuously challenged by knowing how to come together as humans to effectively and cooperatively implement these solutions in our self care, interpersonal relations, and at the cross-cultural. ~FEATURED FACILITATORS~ This event will showcase the work of activists in Portland who draw upon permaculture/Traditional Indigenous Knowledge to bring health and vitality into the social-cultural realm. The brief presentations will share methodologies and opportunities to get involved through discussion where the facilitators bring diverse experiences and techniques to facilitate our deepening awareness and practice of striving for right relationship with the web of life. ~TENTATIVE EVENT FLOW~ The event flow will involve small group discussions to activate and connect us right away. More details and event location to be updated soon. Featured facilitators include Letty Chichitonyolotli Martinez (Flying DogHeart Farm and Sacred Lattice Collective School), Madeline Harmon (Peace in Schools and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation) Barbara Ford (Radical Gratitude), Amanda Rain (Speaking the Unspeakable) Mícheál Steen-Orr (White Men Healing Project) and more to be announced! This event is part of a week of celebration of events and service for the the 10th anniversary of the PDX Permaculture's 10-Year Anniversary Event Week. ABOUT OUR HOSTS Portland Permaculture Founded on January 15th, 2009, the PDX Permaculture Meet-up Group is celebrating 10 years of events, and one year under the organizational umbrella of the non-profit, The City Repair Project. We're putting together a special week of events, honoring our pot-lucky roots and encouraging more of our members to sign up and come. There's bound to be something here for everyone!

Monthly work-party public day at Jean's Farm

Jean's Urban Farm

As the seasons progress, our activities each month will match what's happening on the land. Looking ahead into the New Year, January and February will be focused on habitat restoration projects. We'll always have hot coffee and tea, and a simple farm lunch around 1pm. On cold days, we'll also have a warming fire in our yurt. Beginning in March, depending on conditions, seed starting picks up, and planting activities are common for the rest of the growing season.

Workparty at Flying Dogheart Farm

Flying DogHeart Farm

Flying DogHeart Farm is a small urban farm located in Portland OR and is a Queer Person of Color (QPOC) and Veteran Owned. The Farm works to join the movement to change the face of farming and herbalism in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest by offering Herbal and Spiritual Support for Humans and Behavioral and Herbals support for Dog Companions. The Farm envisions a diverse community of plant medicine participants - making, growing and building in community where food as medicine is not a novel concept. Ometeotl. For this workparty, volunteers will help with general gardening maintenance. Important projects will include moving mulch and pavers. All skill levels and ages welcome! A rain or shine event, dress for the weather. Tools and snacks provided. For more info about the farm visit http://www.dogheart.org/ and like on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Dogheart/ This event is part of a week of celebration of events and service for the the 10th anniversary of the PDX Permaculture Network.

PDX SuperVillage Network Potluck and Launch!

Needs a location

~SUPERVILLAGE VISION~ To cultivate a network of cooperatives and intentional communities is to build community resilience in our city and region. This resilience can look many ways: supporting new and existing cooperatives, improving the ways in which we live together by focusing on the systems that are in place in our houses/communities, increasing our communication between communities, and building interpersonal relationships with folks who share similar lifestyles. ~TENTATIVE FLOW~ For this January gathering, we will first introduce ourselves and the communities we are/have been a part of in Portland. We can then start discussing questions around what SuperVillage interdependence looks like and what our goals are for connecting and forming this network? What needs do the larger community have that we could meet by being connected, aware of, and in touch with each other?" ~WHAT TO BRING~ Potluck! Bring a dish or two to share. The house is vegan, but we are totally fine having non-vegan foods in the house. ~ACCESSIBILITY~ The house has stairs leading up to it, but once inside there is a bathroom on the main floor. We do not have pets. ~TRANSPORT~ The house is close to many bus lines. We have a bike parking structure at the top of the driveway, and are building a second for the backyard that will hopefully be done by Jan. 18! Street parking for cars is never a problem. This event is part of a week of celebration of events and service for the the 10th anniversary of the PDX Permaculture's 10-Year Anniversary Event Week. ~ABOUT OUR HOSTS Portland Permaculture~ Founded on January 15th, 2009, the PDX Permaculture Meet-up Group is celebrating 10 years of events, and one year under the organizational umbrella of the non-profit, The City Repair Project. We're putting together a special week of events, honoring our pot-lucky roots and encouraging more of our members to sign up and come. There's bound to be something here for everyone!

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