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~WHEN~
1. Sunday, January 31st, 10 am to 2 pm (FB event)
2. Sunday, February 7th, 10 am to 2 pm (FB event)

~WHAT~
Come on down to the founding zone of #CityRepair and see the#permaculture and #naturalbuilding wonders of the #PlanetRepairInstitute(PRI) and #ShareItSquare!

We’ll be helping the bustling #community take care of their #gardens,#communitycompost, fruit trees, and do general care and upkeep.

~WHAT TO BRING~
Most work will be done outdoors, so dress for the weather. Snacks, tools, and guidance will be provided.

~QUESTIONS?~
Contact Kirk at volunteer@cityrepair.org or call at 307-287-0005 (no text).
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Last day to turn in Placemaking applications for the Village Building Convergence! Drop in hours for help and special concerns tonight from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at City Repair’s office, 840 SE Alder Street.

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​Interested in community building and neighborhood art? Like what you’ve seen at PRI and want some of that in your community?

Placemaking applications for City Repair‘s help in creating intersection repairs, earthen buildings, and permaculture gardens are due January 14th. For more info and applications​ go to​: ​http://www.cityrepair.org/become-a-placemaker/
or contact 
vbcplacemaking@cityrepair.org

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This year’s gathering will be hosted by the communities of both Planet Repair Institute (in the Sellwood Neighborhood) and @ Foster Village (in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood). Events are taking place the weekend of March 20, 21, and 22, 2015. All experience levels are welcome – from beginners to permaculture experts.

Friday & Saturday Events at Planet Repair Institute (PRI):
8512 SE 8th, Portland, OR 97202
• Friday Gathering: 7pm to 10pm: Potluck & Gathering to Determine workshops
• Saturday Events: 10am-10pm: AM Pollinator-Blast, Lunch, and PM Activities!
* Sunday Events: At FosterVillage, 4685 SE 64th, Portland, OR 97206
10am to 10pm: Commons & Garden Perma-Blast, Lunch, More Blasting!

Permaculture is a sustainable design science rooted in the observation of patterns in nature. For instance, the branching pattern found in a tree or a river is the same one found in your heart. By applying the self-organizing principles of nature to our human systems, we can grow beyond sustainability and build a truly regenerative culture.

Continuing on the momentum of last year when this event was hosted at Kailash EcoVillage, this is a special opportunity for Permies and the permaculture-curious in SE to gather together, share knowledge and skills, make connections, and inspire one another, taking the next steps in growing a regenerative culture in SE Portland and beyond.

The weekend will begin on Friday March 20th with a potluck dinner, after which we will plan the weekend organically based on what people are interested in discussing, presenting and contributing to the weekend.

The format for the gathering will include a pollinator Support “Perma-Blast”, discussion circles, presentations, skill-shares and hands-on projects. We will wrap up on Sunday afternoon after lunch with a next-steps session and closing circle.

Meals will be provided over the course of the weekend. For this, we are asking for a $35 contribution. If cost is a prohibitive issue, please inquire about work-trade opportunities.

Remember to bring a potluck dish for Friday evening. Please contact us if you need a place to stay.

• Please pay $35 upon arrival at PRI. These funds will support event costs and food

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This past February, our very own Jane Gray Morris gave a presentation on Portland placemaking initiatives to kickstart a series of conversations about community engagement in the snowy city of Montreal!

This blog post, entitled Power of Place, was written to capture the event and inspire excitement for initiatives to grow and take hold. Thanks to Michelle Holliday for putting this together!

 

Jane Montreal

“And still, we are completely unprepared for the moment when Jane Gray Morris of Portland, Oregon’s City Repair project sits unassumingly in front of us and gently cracks open our hearts.  She shows us that our public lives could be filled with powerful moments of creating beauty together.  Of learning across generations.  Of caring for life in all its glorious forms.  Of economy and efficiency infused naturally with art and love and whimsy.  She takes us on a tour of “the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible,” as Charles Eisenstein puts it.  It’s almost too much to bear. “

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