Jean's Farm Equinox Picnic Potluck & special music performance by Yohei Miyake

PDX Permaculture
PDX Permaculture

Jean's Urban Farm

3707 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. · Portland, OR


There is no vehicle access to the farm. Park on SE 36th or SE 40th Ave and walk to the address. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN INTO DRIVEWAY EVEN TO TURN AROUND. If by bicycle, please walk bike down to farm. Keep gate closed at all times.



Jean's Farm is hosting a potluck picnic in celebration of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence ( and the recent equinox. Just bring a great tasting potluck item and enjoy the last warm temperatures of the summer as the sun sets and the music set begins.

We will start at 5pm with a farm tour led by the Jean's Farm manager, Matt Bibeau, and the potluck will begin at 6pm.

Very special musical guest, Yohei Miyake from Japan will perform a set and we'll all be on our ways by 8-8:30. Guests can arrive as early as 4:30pm to enjoy the sun and the gardens before the tour starts.

Miyake has a large following in Japan for his politically-infused music ranging from folk to hip hop. He also became a prominent national figure in his run for the House of Counselors in 2013, and again in 2016. His issues range from anti-nuclear power to increased political involvement of the younger generations.

Having the policies of “Non-Violence communication,” and “Sympathy and coexistence,” Miyake does not only criticize the current administration but also brings us hope. His supporters describe him as “a messenger of the truth ” and many people say that they became his fan when they listened his speech for the first time.

Guests are welcome to arrive by 4:30pm and set out blankets in our village green. A permaculture tour of Jean's Farm will begin at 5pm and finish at 6pm. At 6pm we will reconvene and kick off the potluck. Please bring dishes that you are proud to share, and bring a card specifying of the dish contains meat or dairy, and list common allergens with a more complete list of ingredients on the back.

As the sun fades, the music will begin, with songs interspersed with cross-cultural commentary and questions for the audience as we weave a tapestry of a singular movement under the stars and amidst the string lights overhead.

This event is being offered as a gift economy by-donation event. Proceeds will allow us to provide Yohei Miyake with an honorarium and will help support our fundraising effort to build a 30' yurt in support of our educational programs and services.

Please only RSVP if you can commit to attending as we will have to limit the number of guests to not adversely impact the site and our neighbors. Please also follow parking directions listed above and be softly spoken and friendly to neighbors and site staff as you come to and from the site. Thanks for being good about this! It makes it possible for us to hold these events.