• City Repair's Permaculture for Urban GreenSpaces Potluck & Workshop

    ~EVENT DESCRIPTION~ Feel the community love on February 14th with Portland’s community of permaculture practitioners as you and other Portlanders take permaculture on a speed date. In this evening event, we will briefly cover some key concepts and tools of permaculture before looking at past and present projects from the Village Building Convergence. The hope is to inspire attendees with the possibilities of permaculture design and connect them with practitioners already doing this amazing work. We will have some members of Portland’s permaculture community at hand to meet with this year’s VBC sites who plan to incorporate ecological landscapes into their designs. These consultations will give a hands on look at how permaculture design can be applied and what initial steps can be taken to ensure a successful project. There will be opportunity at the end of the evening to mingle with fellow permaculture community members, including those who will be consulting with specific sites. Please bring a vegan potluck dish to share! TENTATIVE FLOW~ 6 - 6.30pm: Food and Table Conversation 6.30 - 6.45pm: City Repair Introductions 6.45pm-7pm: Permaculturalists introduce themselves plus what permaculture means to them. Name, Name of Business/Work, Specialty area if any, how you use permaculture in your practice. 7 - 7.15pm: City Repair & Permaculture Define Permaculture for yourself/write and capture ideas on board to share. Journal about 1 pattern in nature you’ve recently observed. And then apply it to your garden/your work/your home/etc? Show examples of Nature’s Patterns and Processes as applied to Ecological Landscape projects[masked]pm: Permaculture Site Introductions Address, Context, Goal, Team, Budget[masked]pm: Match Permies to EcoLand sites and everyone breaks off into consulting sessions. 8.15pm- 8.30pm: Check in with larger group to share ideas. Resource white paper for people to add! 8.30 - 9.00pm: Casual Conversation Space/Marketplace

  • *SOLD OUT* City Repair Presents: Village Building Emergence

    For over 20 years The City Repair Project has been supporting communities in reclaiming and taking design ownership over public space, over the space they inhabit. City Repair has accomplished over 700 projects through a mostly volunteer staff, thousands of volunteer citizen activists, and from generous support from businesses and other nonprofits. We cordially invite you to our Village Building "Emergence" — a night of celebration and gratitude through dinner, music, visual art, and storytelling. We will share our 2018 community impact and goals for the next placemaking season, which includes an opening presentation from our co-founder, Mark Lakeman. This night is also a fundraiser for 19th annual Village Building Convergence, a 10-day event where 30 to 50 of the communities that City Repair serves simultaneously install placemaking projects. **Go to this Eventbrite Ticketing page to purchase tickets: https://vbe2019.eventbrite.com Purchasing a ticket includes a nourishing dinner and a seat to watch presentations, storytelling, and live music performances. There will also be herbal elixirs, sweet treats, raffle prizes, City Repair merchandise, local art, and community-supported auction items available for purchase. Ticket prices are based on a sliding-scale, with full tables as an option as well. Your contributions ensure that City Repair continues to provide support, resources, and opportunities that help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve. SCHEDULE: 5:00-6:00pm: Arrivals/Mingling 6:00-7:00pm: Nourishing Dinner 6:30-6:45pm: Opening Announcements 6:45-7:15pm: Mark’s Lakeman’s “Village Lives” Talk 7:15-7:30pm: Thanking Major Sponsors & Donors 7:30-9:00pm: Auction & Placemaker Storytelling 9:00-10:00pm: Live Music Performances **Go to this Eventbrite Ticketing page to purchase tickets: https://vbe2019.eventbrite.com

  • Intro to Permaculture - A Weekend Intensive- 10-Year Anniversary special 50% off

    **50% off our advertised class fee when you sign up before the end of our PDX Permaculture 10-Year Anniversary Events Week on Jan 20!** *Holiday Gift Certificates available upon request.* This weekend-long workshop is intended for the permaculture enthusiast and newcomer alike who share a desire to better grasp the fundamentals of permaculture design. Permaculture design assists us in improving our daily lives while shifting the impact of our endeavors from degenerative towards regenerative and life-enabling. This introductory weekend prepares you for seeing the world from a different perspective, through a reconfigured and refocused lens, where so many more of the details and possibilities come more clearly into focus. It helps open the faucet of the immense potential you have to make a greater impact towards your goals with the time and the resources you already spend. Practically, this workshop is modeled after the introductory weekend of a permaculture design course, adjusted to serve you as a one-weekend springboard into the rest of your life as a conscious designer and thoughtful implementer. Topics include: *Foundations of permaculture *Ethics & Principles that guide permaculture designs *Base Mapping your Site *Assessment tools: Zone & Sector Analysis *Observation & Pattern Recognition *Permaculture farm tour *Strategies for applying Permaculture Design in your daily life Please bring a lunch each day. Coffee and tea provided.

  • Seed Exchange

    Peoples Food Co-op: Community Room

    Let’s get together and share seeds for the 2019 season. This event will take place in the Community Room. For the seed exchange to go smoothly, please do the following: *Please bring seeds to share. *Please clearly label your seeds with the species name, variety, year harvested, and location. *If your seeds had potential for cross pollinating with other varieties, please indicate that you have isolated your variety. If you are not familiar with this, please ask someone for help when you arrive at the event. *Indicate if your seeds are open-pollinated or hybrids. **Please do not bring unknown seeds, invasive plants, or seeds that are too old to germinate reliably. We consider seeds that are more than 6 years old, too old. If your seeds are between 2-4 years old, we may want to combine them with other seeds for making seedballs. Bring containers to take seeds home in (small jars, empty packets, etc) Some masking tape, markets, and other useful tools for labelling seed will be provided, but feel free to bring your own too. Here’s the way the Seed Exchange will work: All seeds will be placed out on tables, by category, and we observe the honor system. If you have unopened packets of seed that you would like to share a portion of, please separate out what you want to keep prior to coming. No GMO or fumigated seeds please….

  • Tool Care & Repair Faire

    Global Homestead Garage

  • Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust's Annual Gathering & Site Reports

    Each year in January, the Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust invites the public to attend our Annual Gathering & Site Reports event. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Trust and each of the properties protected by the Trust. Members of each site's stewardship team will give a 10-20 minute slideshow presentation into the last year of site activity and share plans for the future and opportunities to participate. Snacks and hot beverages will be provided.

  • Goat Haus Garden Workparty

    The Goat Haus

    Join us at the Goat Haus - an urban permaculture hub that acts as community home, classroom, VBC placemaking site, and a plant nursery for City Repair to grow plants and gift to the communities we serve. At this event, we'll be doing regular winter garden maintenance, from the pollinator friendly parking strips to the garden beds. All skill levels and ages welcome! A rain or shine event, dress for the weather. Tools and snacks provided. 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!

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    ~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!

  • 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.

  • 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.