PRI Resident Sarah Heath’s Film Launches Its Fundraising Campaign!




Sarah and her team only have 29 days to raise their goal or they don’t get a cent! They need all of the donations, big and small, they can get to make this campaign succesful! Take a look at the campaign and support if you can. Then help spread the word so that this important film can be made!

Thank you so much!



“Foot” is an independent documentary film that explores our shifting relationship to one of the most important and overlooked parts of the human body: our feet.  By guiding us through contemporary research as well as ancient traditions, this film reveals the rich heritage and health benefits that can be reclaimed simply by spending more time barefoot.  “Foot” unveils the reality of our current dysfunctional relationship with feet, and gives voice to the doctors, athletes, and advocates who are pioneering a better way to think about foot health.  Never before has it been so obvious that the first step towards a brighter, healthier future is to take off our shoes and walk free.



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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!

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