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VBC 15: Thrive it Up! May 29 - June 7, 2015!

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City Repair's Village Building Convergence (VBC) is an annual ten-day placemaking festival that combines crowdsourced activism, creative community development, hands-on education and celebration.

Our mission is to facilitate an annual collaboration and cross pollination of neighbors, groups, and civic partnerships to transform our city through village life patterns, education, and placemaking projects. This culminates in a 10 day springtime celebration.

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Become a VBC 15 Placemaker or Volunteer!

A. VBC 15 Placemaking Packet RELEASED 11/25/14!

Who: Calling all Placemakers! Host a placemaking site in your neighborhood.

When: Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 22, 2015. Deadline to pay the application fee is Thur, Feb 5, 2015.

How: Our VBC 15 Placemaking Program Application Packet consists of four main components.  

Placemaking Toolkit (download pdf here): We've compiled a super handy resource or "Toolkit" which includes information about City Repair, the VBC, placemaking, an overview and monthly calendar of our VBC 15 Placemaking Program and what you get for being a part of the program! 

Placemaking Design CheatSheet (download pdf here):  This gives you a gist for Permaculture design principles and how they guide our place-based interventions. Included in the cheatsheet is a menu of past VBC Design ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Placemaking Application/RFP InfoSheet (download pdf here): This comes packed with information about our new fee structure including three fee levels, scholarships, additional paid consultation services & the delicious goodies you will receive as a VBC 15 Placemaker!

Placemaking Application/RFP: You can either download pdf here or fill it out online

Placemaking Application Packet: Download the entire packet here!

We've been getting inquiries from some of you and we are thrilled at the incredible love and beauty welling up to make this VBC a truly incredible year.

*And remember, the application is due Thursday, January 22, 2015. And Application Fees are due Thursday, February 5, 2015.*

Questions?

Email: vbcplacemaking@cityrepair.org 

Google Voice: 503.489.7852

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B. Join our Winter 2015 Volunteer Program!

We have many exciting ways for you to get involved this season (Jan-March).

Check out our spanking new Winter 2015 Volunteer Program Packet here

Email: volunteer@cityrepair.org for questions/concerns

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More VBC info

We come together to create benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more! Neighbors join together with people who want to help and learn skills while bringing to life the natural building, permaculture, and public art projects that they’ve been planning. Learn valuable skills for urban sustainability and social regeneration while celebrating the creativity and diversity of our wonderful city!

Read more about the VBC... 

During the day, people have the opportunity to get involved with creative, community designed placemaking projects happening all over the city. There is natural building, gardening, art, and many other fun things to do and great people doing them with you! This aspect of the event is always free.

During the evening everyone gathers at a central venue for a night of wholesome food, presentations by leaders in the forefront of positive change, and exhilarating musical performances from local bands. Prices here are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with worktrade available most nights.

Stay in touch! Via Facebook and/or our Newsletter

 


THIS IS A TEMPORARY WEBSITE

But get excited!!

We will be launching a new website soon, with all the former information and resources... and more! In the meantime, if you can't find what you need from these starter pages, don't hesitate to contact us: info@cityrepair.org