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Join us for 2 full days of Hands-On Mushroom Cultivation training at the Planet Repair Institute with Ja Schindler and Fungi For the People.

We will spend the weekend exploring many exciting approaches to home and small business scale edible and medicinal mushroom growing, with a strong focus on growing regionally appropriate varieties on easily accessible recycled materials. The entire process is worked through in a hands-on format and everyone will leave with the materials and know-how to start growing their own.

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DSC08071The Banksy of Permaculture – back by popular demand!  This is the third consecuative year that the Planet Repair Institute and Permaculture Meetup will be hosting Oliver Kellhammer – one of Canada’s  most experienced and dynamic permaculture designers.  Oliver is well known for his work as a “botanical land-artist” who creates guerrilla-style food forests interventions to reclaim neglected urban spaces for the commons that shake people out of their passive, routinized life, by forcing an engagement with the urban ecology. Oliver has successfully protected these interventions the the guise of public art.

Last year, Oliver’s talk highlighted urban permaculture strategies for climate change resilience, his climate change forest experiment on Cortes Island, and his attempts at “botanical re-mixing”, open-source landscaping, and hacking the urban ecology. This year Kellhammer will be coming directly from Finland where he has been collaborating with other artists at the Finnish BioArt Society on the concept of “Deep Time”.

This event will be hosted at the Planet Repair Institute – a fifteen-year old urban permaculture site and the birth-place of City Repair and the Village Building Convergence. Join us at 6pm for a tour and history of Planet Repair Institute and Share-it Square, followed by Oliver’s talk at 7pm.

When: Sunday October 6th, 6pm tour, 7pm Public Talk.

Where: Planet Repair Institute (8512 SE 8th Ave)

How Much: $10-$15 (Sliding Scale… please contact us if this is out of your price range:)

More Information: oliverk.org and planetrepair.org

*** Please Contact us to Confirm you Attendance ***


Please join us for this phenomenal documentary. Popcorn will be served.


Where: PRI, 8512 SE 8th Ave. Portland, Or

When: Thursday, June 13th

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: FREE

From the Occupy Love website: “Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning.   The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening:  millions of people are deciding that enough is enough –  the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.”

For more info on the film, please visit occupylove.org

We hope to see you there!

PDC Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Get your deposit in before June 2nd for a $50 discount off the sliding scale! Contact us at planetrepair -at- riseup.net to register!

Howdy folks! Here’s a fun event to put on your radars – a Radical Mycology workshop happening at the Planet Repair Institute on May 26th, between 2-5 PM.

Join Peter McCoy, co-founder of Radical Mycology, Leila Darwish, author of Earth Repair, and James Weiser, co-founder of Amateur Mycology to discuss the next evolution in stewardship: community scale remediation and the direct rehabilitation of polluted environments. This presentation will introduce the role of fungi, plants, and bacteria in cleaning up and restoring  ecosystems damaged by heavy metals, as well as chemical and biological contaminants. Concepts of fungal cultivation and remediation will be explored along with numerous ways to integrate these species (as well as bacteria and plants) into a more sustainable and natural way of life. To be followed by a Q&A session and, time permitting, a small mushroom bed installation.
See you there!

The Planet Repair schedule for the upcoming Village Building Convergence 13 is all set! Here’s your official invite to join our team -  behold, these awesome builders:

Eva Edleson

Molly Murphy (an actual “MudGirl” from Canada!)

Sarah Frances Michaelson (from Minneapolis!)

and Jane Gray (from Sellwood!)!

Together they will lead a dazzling array of projects, including finishing various long-standing projects and some pretty impressive new ones that contribute energy-impact as well as beauty. Though this year we will see most of our natural building work completed, we will also host a few permaculture workshops as we get ready to host our third-annual urban permaculture design course which begins in June! See you soon!

Workshop Schedule at PRI:
Friday, May 24th- Planet Repair will be hosting students from Victoria, BC at the VBC13 central venue.
Saturday, May 25th-
Natural building projects at PRI will begin with completing natural plasters on the famous Chicken Palace, and work will begin in converting an existing cob chimney into a functional cob oven. 
Sunday, May 26th-
A- Natural building projects will proceed, with more work on the chimney-to-oven conversion, as well as installation of a decorative cob thermal-mass wall in the existing greenhouse.
B- From 2 to 5pm, Peter McCoy, co-founder of Radical Mycology Convergence will be conducting a hands-on workshop on fungi cultivation and fungal bio-remediation! This should be good! Pass-the-hat donations accepted!
Monday, May 27th-
Natural building work will proceed on both the oven projects and the thermal mass wall. We will also begin work on plastering upper gables on the main house. This will be highly decorative and will likely involve inlaid mosaic glass.
Tuesday, May 28th-
Work will proceed on natural plasters on both the main house and the garage gables.
Wednesday, May 29th-
A- Natural building projects will continue, and we may begin work at a neighboring site. This new project will be either a new cob oven or a special kind of interactive installation.
B- From 2 to 5pm we will host a special permaculture discussion on the overall plant-based vision of permaculture at VBC. What do urban dwellers really want and need? What will they tend and use? What guilds are most effective in these conditions, and which will help us transition as the climate inevitably shifts to higher temperatures? How do we adapt and thrive? 
Thursday, May 30th-
Natural building projects will proceed, now including work at adjacent homes.
Friday, May 31st-
More work on natural building projects. A special note for homeless activists and advocates: Massive and awesome activists Andrew and Joline Heben will be staying at PRI and would be happy to speak with others who may be interested in setting up self-help villages in their own communities.
Saturday, June 1st-
Activity at our site will conclude and begin to taper off as many of thePRI community will be out at Share-It Square, SE 9th & Sherrett, helping to install the new community piazza design!
Sunday, June 2nd-
Site will be closed for central activities.

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