Placemaking Program Info Session
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Placemaking Program Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair!

Big thanks to the Planet repair Institute for hosting us! The home and education center is a part of the first City Repair action in 1996 called Share-It Square!

Vegan super provided.

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

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Placemaking Info Session
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Placemaking Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair. 

Placemaking Application: http://www.cityrepair.org/become-a-placemaker/

Big thanks to The Rebuilding Center/Our United Villages for hosting us! If you're interested in cob building, there is an amazing cob installation a part of the warehouse.

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

 The Rebuilding Center cob wal and benches.

The Rebuilding Center cob wal and benches.

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Placemaking App Deadline and Final Info Session
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Placemaking App Deadline and Final Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair!

This date is the application deadline, so this info session is open for any last minute questions and to get help filling out application.

Vegan super provided.

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

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Holiday Trunk Show
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Trunk Show

  • 1421 se division street portland or (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As we move into the darkest days of the year, we shall greet it with with mulled wine, a warm hearth and a homemade, holiday market down at the City Repair HQ!

Drop in between 2 pm and 8 pm to peruse crafts, plants, art, and other goods made by locals. We will announce the goods as more crafters come on board, what we do have now are:

Backpacks filled with emergency preparedness supply, by Frances Michaelson
Jewelry, by Sarah Heath
Lavender and mugwort satchels, by City Repair
Plant starts from the CIty Repair Nursery
Tea bags, plants grown by City Repair

Facebook event page for live updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/446880852504135/

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Placemaking Program Info Session
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Placemaking Program Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair!

While we are based in and most of our projects are west of 82nd Ave, we are being asked for help more and more in outer east Portland and Gresham, so we are thankful that Habitat for Humanity Gresham ReStore is hosting our info session to get us out east! 

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

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Permaculture Garden Workparty
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Permaculture Garden Workparty

City Repair supports many communities designing, installing, and maintaining landscapes from parking strips to food forests using #permaculture principles and ethics. At this workparty, we will be working on a community site acting as a nursery for plants that will be donated out. 

We will be propagating plants by division and cutting, and supporting soil creation by processing compost on site. Tools and vegan lunch provided! Rain or shine event outside! 

For more info contact Kirk at volunteer@cityrepair.org.

Live updates on FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/294077317865510/

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Placemaking Program Info Session
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Placemaking Program Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair!

Vegan super provided. Drop-in as you can, don’t feel pressure to be on time.

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

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HOWL 2018 ft. Doc Martin - saQi - El Papachango and much more!
Oct
26
to Oct 28

HOWL 2018 ft. Doc Martin - saQi - El Papachango and much more!

  • Vitalidad Movement Arts & Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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HOWL
16th Halloween Benefit for City Repair Project

THIS YEAR WE AGAIN WILL BE OFFERING A SPECIAL 2 NIGHT EDITION OF PORTLAND's ILLUSTRIOUS HALLOWEEN PARTY

~+~DETAILS ~+~

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
9:00pm-4am

Saturday Oct. 27, 2018
9:00pm-5:30am

21+ (bring ID)

VMAC
116 SE Yamhill St, 
Portland, OR 97214


~+~ LINEUP~+~
MORE ARTIST TO COME! Stay Tuned


FRIDAY, OCT. 26th - 2 Stages

DOC MARTIN (LA) - 3 Hr. 
saQi (Nevada City)
EL PAPACHANGO (SF)

Maximus
Global Ruckus
Perfect Cyn
Chaach
Randy Sharp
And Roses

~+~

SATURDAY, OCT. 27th - 3 Stages

EL PAPACHANGO (SF)
SWEET ANOMALY (BC)
RACHEL TORRO (SF)
MICHAEL MANAHAN (SEA)
OLIVIA FOXGLOVE (HAWAII)

Barisone
Chrome Wolves
Octaban
Manoj
Solovox
Mister Serious
YCHTCLB
Mark Brody (Bend)
Mark Farry
Ms Match
NIIX (Bend)
Select Inhale
Loopacabra

~+~TICKETS ~+~

*Tickets sold SEPARATELY for each night. We offer NO REFUNDS.
**Your Howl ticket purchase supports The City Repair Project's work making cities more sustainable, fun, socially connective, and equitable.**

FRIDAY, OCT. 27th - 2 Stages
$25 - Early Bird
$30 - Tier 1
$35 - Tier 2
$40 - Tier 3/Door

SATURDAY, OCT. 28th - 3 Stages
$30 - Early Bird
$35 - Tier 1
$40 - Tier 2
$45 - Tier 3
$50 - Day of Show


~+~ ALSO ~+~

Photos by DAbooth
Stage Design by:

Ghoststag

Special thanks to Fred Knack aka VJ Jumpwire for trailer video

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

GoatHaus Permaculture Workparty

~QUICK INFO~
**Location**: 1905 NE Going Street (NE 19 & Going)
**Date**: Sunday, Oct 21, 11am - 4 pm
Lunch provided. Drop in as you can!
Questions? Email volunteer@cityrepair.org
Live updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/463838557460411/

~TENTATIVE FLOW~
11am-11.150am: Opening Circle & Introductions
11.15-11.30: Introduction to different activities
11.30-1pm: Phase 1 Workparty
1-1.30pm: Lunch
1.30-3pm: Phase 2 Workparty.
3-4pm: Clean Up

~WHAT"S THE GOATHAUS?~
Join as at the eco/social/music artist collective we call the Goat Haus! This community has been Placemaking for over two decades using social justice, art and permaculture landscaping both in and out of the[Village Building Convergence](https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/). The Goat Haus also acts as one of our nurseries to propagate and host plants for the communities City Repair serves. 

~WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?~
In that vein, come out for a volunteer day of helping put their gardens to bed by spot composting, harvesting and perhaps preserving various foods and medicines, plantings like garlic and shallots, transplanting raspberries, sheet mulching and cover cropping demonstration, Freebox repair and extension and of course hanging out with our beloved goats Callie, Kimmie and Dora.

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Village Coalition General Assembly
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Village Coalition General Assembly

  • N Greeley near N Interstate Portland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All are welcome at the Village Coalition's General Assembly meetings, where we gather to discuss resources, service opportunities, values and vision, and partnerships.

If you've not been to Hazelnut Grove before it's easy to access as follows: park at or near Overlook Park (across Interstate from the Kaiser Interstate campus) and walk down the hill on Interstate to the intersection with Greeley, then take a right on the bike path until you see the gate in the fence.

Live updates on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/296482197621270/

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Placemaking Info Session
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Placemaking Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair!

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

Live updates on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/277123729676603/

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POC Placemaking Info Session
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

POC Placemaking Info Session

Access to resources, power, and public presence carries complex challenges for communities of color. To have a comfortable space to talk on the intersections of race and placemaking and how City Repair can support such projects, we are hosting a POC only session. Appetizers will be provided!

For more info contact Ridhi and Kirk at info@cityrepair.org.

For live updates visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2130134877010145/

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Placemaking Tour & Info Session
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Placemaking Tour & Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore such sights in Northeast Portland and discuss how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community or if you want to learn about how to volunteer with City Repair!

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

The projects we look at will explore themes of: gentrification, race and equity, permaculture, community based design, pollinator habitat, consensus building, natural building, and general community building.

This event is a part of Oregon Walks program #Steptember, see full event schedule here: http://steptemberpdx.org/

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Placemaking Tour and Info Session
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Placemaking Tour and Info Session

Do you see the street intersection paintings around town, benches made of earth, or food forests? This event will explore such sights in South Portland and discuss how communities design and install the projects through the City Repair Project. This is a great event if you want to do such a project in your community!

At our start location we’ll observe a cob bench, move to a intersection repair painting at SE 19th and Clinton, go into a community led garden a block away, and end at the City Repair office at 1421 SE Division Street.

City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.

This event is a part of Oregon Walks program #Steptember, see full event schedule here: http://steptemberpdx.org/

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Placemaking Launch
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Placemaking Launch

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On Sunday, September 9th we have a day of events to coincide with the placemaking application going live. The events' purpose is to explain the placemaking program's ins-and-outs, share food and time to get to know one-another, and setting intentions for being positive stewards of place. 

The day is broken into two parts. Between 11 am and 1:30 pm there will be two simultaneous workparties, where you can stay at one site or spread your time between both. This will demonstrate a couple of sites that have implemented natural building, ecological landscaping, and intersection repair. All tools will be provide and count on snacks!

Full workparty logistics further down, here are addresses:
Site 1: SE 30th and Clinton
Site 2: Se 19th and Division

At 1:30 pm we will start coming back together for lunch at the People's Food Co-op upstarirs community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st Avenue, Portland, OR 97202, which is within walking distance of the workparty sites.

Between 2 pm and 4 pm we will have an info session, staying in the People's community room, where we will discuss the ins-and-outs of our placemaking program, from the application, to community workshops, to installation.We will start in large group format and then have time before the end to address individual site questions. 
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Workparty Site 1:
The Recess House: Rain Water Garden & Natural Building
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* 11 am to 1:30 pm
* Location: 2735 SE 30 Ave, south of SE 30 & Clinton
* Walk through driveway, you cant miss the cob house!

This site will be building a rain water garden to compliment the cob house on site. Come help plant and see a wonderful example of cob! Natural Building Coordinator, Seed, will be one of the City Repair coordinators on site and can chat about any natural building questions and tour the cob structure. 

Seed's contact:
* 503 573 7602
* Seed@cityrepair.org

Workparty Site 2:
The Avalon Sanctuary Permaculture Garden
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* 11 am - 1:30 pm
* Se 19th and Division
* Walk through parking lot on west side of the New Seasons to find us.
* Look for the 30 ft hop pyramid!

The Avalon Sanctuary is an open community garden run as a collective. The site plays with various permaculture techniques like rain water harvesting, huglekultur, plant guilds, and coppice. 

Being a an open, or permeable space, brings access but also challenges. For this workparty we will be doing some basic maintenance but also redesigning the space to work with the challenges. The main being, how do we keep the space open as possible but reduce problems of neighbors of the garden being trespassed on with spaces being trashed and the danger of used needles being left - with a preschool being most sensitive to these problems. 

Come bring your ideas on how to bridge public space, dignity, and safety!

City Repair coordinator Kirk Rea will be on point for this site.

Kirk's contact:
* 307 287 0005
* kirk@cityrepair.org

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Repair Your City: the 2018 Village Building Design Course
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Repair Your City: the 2018 Village Building Design Course

Join us for this exciting course catered to inspire both long term and newcomer village builders alike!

Based on the 20+ years of community-building experience with the City Repair Project under the guidance of ecological architect, Mark Lakeman, the course hones its successful approach to inspiring citizen-initiated community improvement and offers participants a condensed training on how to initiate both community projects and organize local Village Building Convergence events in your city.

This course will take place in four evenings during the internationally recognized Village Building Convergence (VBC) in Portland, Oregon (which runs June 1 - 10). During the day, participants will have dozens of hands-on community site projects to choose from to attend and gain direct experience. These include natural building, permaculture, and community art installations. Participants will also have the option of participating in more days and evenings of VBC before and/or after the course.

We will explore topics like:

Principles of Placemaking and the origins of the City Repair Project & the VBC

How ecological and social design considerations intersect to strengthen sense of place

Reclaiming the commons, and re-indigenizing our relationship to place

Recognizing public art, natural building and permaculture as effective community-building strategies

The Placemaking Process Template for successful community projects

Effecting poltical change at a local level

How City Repair's work can connect with allied organizations and movements, in Portland and beyond, in any place in the world.

Participants who complete the course will earn a 12-hour certificate of training in Urban Village Building Design from the City Repair Project.

Instructors on our Training & Consultation Team include:

Mark Lakeman, Founder of City Repair and Communitecture Architecture/Planning firm

Ridhi D'Cruz, City Repair Co-Director

Matt Bibeau, City Repair Events Director

Priti Shah, City Repair Operations Director

Marc Tobin, City Repair Co-Director

Kirk Rea, City Repair Volunteer Coordinator


Cost: $160 for 4 evening sessions (Sunday June 3 - Wednesday June 6, 5:30-9pm)

Cost includes 4 hearty vegetarian dinners. If you have specific food needs, check with us and we will do our best to accommodate (there will always be vegan and gluten-free options).

Additional Consulting Package: We are also offering 2-hour customized consultation sessions for individuals or groups taking our course for $140. Consultations for your project or organization will be scheduled with our Placemaking Team between Thursday June 8 and Sunday, June 11.

If a group selects this, only one additional consulting package is needed for the group to attend, as long as the group is associated with the same project/initiative.

Hosted by Village Building Convergence - Portlandand The City Repair Project

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Garage Sale!
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Garage Sale!

  • 1421 Southeast Division Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Come to the City Repair HQ for a spring yard sale! There will be your usual garage sale finds (clothes, records, house goods), plants (sedum, herbs, veggie starts), and baked goods! 

All funds raised benefit the nonprofit! 

If you're interested in donating before the garage sale contact Kirk at kirk@cityrepair.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/130783211104769/

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Earth Day of Service with Three Sisters Nixtamal
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day of Service with Three Sisters Nixtamal

Come join the City Repair Project as we support a SE organic tortilla production company transform their parking strips into habitat friendly and food producing green spaces! Restoration will include adding mulch, soil, then herbs, vegetables and flowers. This workparty prepares for future greening during the annual Village Building Convergence (#VBC18) early June. 

For 4/22 it is a rain-or-shine event, so dress for the weather. Snacks and tools provided. 

City Repair is a sustainability and placemaking non-profit that has helped communities in Portland to create over 600 projects mostly using public art, permaculture gardens, and earthen buildings over the past 20 years, mostly through an annual event called the Village Building Convergence. Learn more at www.cityrepair.org

Three Sisters Nixtamal makes organic corn masa using the thousands of years old, nutritionally-rich method of Nixtamalization--- whole organic dried corn, cooked with lime and ground in a stone mill. Our masa is the essential building block in making our tortillas and potosinas. You can also use it to make your own tortillas, sopes, hauraches or tamales. We source the highest quality local and organic ingredients--- corn grown in California, creamy goat cheese and queso fresco crafted in the Northwest, and vegetables from local farms. http://www.threesisterspdx.com/

For more info contact Kirk at volunteer@cityrepair.org

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Apr
21
9:00 PM21:00

Earth Day Double Celebration at Jean's Farm and Winslow Food Forest!

  • 3707 Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard Portland, OR, 97222 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start the day at the 1st location (directions below):
9:00am - 12:00pm
Native Planting Party at Jean's Urban Forest Farm

We'll be installing native plants in the forested area of the farm, and a few fruit trees in the food forests edging the farm.
This planting is graciously funded by a grant through the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. See important access info below to get to the farm.

2nd stop:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheet Mulching Party at Winslow Food Forest

We’ll be sheet mulching a section of the food forest and planting some herbs, vegetables and edible flowers. 

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Jean's Farm is located at 3707 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. The property is gated and usually locked during all hours. The lock combo is 5555, follow the trail down to the farm. Vehicles are required to park on SE 36th Ave (which is where Winslow Food Forest is located!) and walk to the 3707 street address. No vehicle access from the street address! Thanks!

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Design Week Open house!
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Design Week Open house!

Come see a truly unique collaborative space where architects, artists, placemakers, activists, builders, permaculturists, and other really neat people work together every day to build a better Portland.

Learn about the teams on site:
Communitecture: your humble neighborhood leader in sustainable architecture. With our experience designing the Rebuilding Center, urban co-housing communities, the first permitted light straw clay and cob buildings in Portland, and custom ADU's, we advocate for beautiful, healthy places that bring people together in community.

City Repair: The non-profit that brings you the Village Building Convergence and Portland's iconic intersection paintings and consults on community design projects across North America.
Witch Hazel Designs and Education: Permaculture planning, landscape design, and teaching.

Planet Repair Institute: Demonstrating and teaching urban permaculture from their Sellwood home-base.


Placecraft Design & Build: Crafting healthy homes and nature places.

Outside the Frame: Changing the way homeless and marginalized are seen through film.

Open Architecture Collaborative: Empowering local communities in need by facilitating design solutions with lasting benefit and a sustainable mindset.

Stop by to see our hand-drawn art and our budding permaculture landscape; enjoy healthy snacks and locally-brewed beverages.

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Farmers Market with Tea and a Seed n’ Plant Swap
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Farmers Market with Tea and a Seed n’ Plant Swap

  • PCC Cascade Student Union Quad:  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Find City Repair at Portland Community College's Earth Week Farmers Market!  We’ll have a seed and plant swap, beekeepers, master gardeners, and offering help to teach how to tend tiny gardens in apartments or in other limited spaces.

Interested in volunteering with City Repair? This is a great chance to connect with our coordinators! 

We will be out with our T-Crab, a bicycle powered tea serving station with a large canopy offering protection from the elements as you sip on tea while getting cozy on pillows and rugs. Learn more about the ephemeral placemaking installation here: http://www.cityrepair.org/thorse-mobile/

Location:  PCC Cascade Student Union Quad: 5575 N Albina, Portland, OR

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SEED ~ The Untold Story screening/discussion with Director Taggart Siegel
Apr
18
12:45 PM12:45

SEED ~ The Untold Story screening/discussion with Director Taggart Siegel

  • Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (MAHB) #104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SEED the Change Campaign & SEED ~ The Untold Story screening/discussion with Director Taggart Siegel

This is a viewing of SEED: The Untold Story followed by a discussion with one of the directors of the film, Taggart Siegel, community organizer Ridhi D'Cruz from City Repair Project, and students, faculty, and Portland Community College master gardeners as we explore the SEED the Change Campaign and how we can help be a part of the solution and learn about Biodiversity Loss & Our Seeds. Seed Saving, Sharing, and Growing. The Corporate Consolidation of Seeds, Pesticide Issues & Impacts, and more!

 

Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building (MAHB) #104
At North Killingsworth Street and North Albina Ave
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Campus map: https://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/cascade/

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DIY Workparty: Building with Trash!
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Workparty: Building with Trash!

  • 1421 Southeast Division Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stop by this drop-in workparty as Open Architecture, City Repair, Village Coalition, and PDX ReStore are building prototype home furnishings out of used construction material that is hard to recycle. The material used range from odds-and-ends from home renovation projects (small dimensional lumber) to left over construction items when we build a village for houseless folk.

Tools and snacks provided. But feel free to bring a drill or circular saw! We'll be working mostly in a garage, so semi-cold. We have designs and build leaders, and any skill level welcome! 

For more info contact Kirk at 307-287-0005 or kirk@cityrepair.org

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Cultivating Financial Tilth: A Business & NPO Networking Event
Apr
14
4:00 PM16:00

Cultivating Financial Tilth: A Business & NPO Networking Event

Often, small grassroots organizations like ours struggle with charting financial plans that bridge our ethics with our survival and thriving.

This event is being envisioned as bridging the spheres of financial/business planning with PSU's Business scholars and any nonprofit/individual/business owner working in the community in a good way.

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DIY Workparty: Building with Trash!
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Workparty: Building with Trash!

  • 1421 Southeast Division Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stop by this drop-in workparty as Open Architecture, City Repair, Village Coalition, and PDX ReStore are building prototype home furnishings out of used construction material that is hard to recycle. The material used range from odds-and-ends from home renovation projects (small dimensional lumber) to left over construction items when we build a village for houseless folk.

Tools and snacks provided. But feel free to bring a drill or circular saw! We'll be working mostly in a garage, so semi-cold. We have designs and build leaders, and any skill level welcome! 

For more info contact Kirk at 307-287-0005 or kirk@cityrepair.org

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First Friday Spring Seed Planting Open House
Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday Spring Seed Planting Open House

Grab some friends and come on down to your Community Garage for our First Friday Spring Seed Planting Open House!

DIY options include: planting a seed for your garden and/or purchase and make a full seed tray, bee box or bird house. Limited supplies will be onhand; purchase an Eventbrite ticket to reserve your supplies today!

As always, we'll have beverages, snacks and low cost food options for you.

With your help, we've cleaned up and reimagined our 20,000 sq ft of space. With your participation and support, we'll continue to improve our shop spaces, equipment, public storage facility, skill building initiatives and grow our party times!

Get your old school on, and stop by one of Portland's hidden gems amongst the high rises and apartments. Take a tour of the facility's renovated sub-basement and see what we're growing, brewing, storing and available for you two levels below the street. 

See you there!

Hosted by Farm My Yard and 2 others

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Free Webinar on "The Village Building Movement with City Repair"
Mar
28
11:00 AM11:00

Free Webinar on "The Village Building Movement with City Repair"

  • 2185 Gravenstein Highway South Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:

We are currently facing a time of great ecological, collective and personal potentiality for how we can inhabit this planet more respectfully. Many of us struggle with feeling isolated and disempowered as we struggle to metabolize our grief and find ways to contribute to the solution. We believe that the act of reclaiming public space and “commons culture” is a pivotal pathway to finding our “place” within the larger movement for positive change in this world.

You will hear from two long-time community organizers about The City Repair Project’s model of “village building” from its origin to present day applications in a wide variety of contexts. In this webinar, we hope to equip you with enough stories and tools for facilitating village building to creatively respond to the opportunities emerging in your community.

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:

This free, interactive webinar is limited to 100 participants, so please register early! If all spaces are filled, you will still be able to watch a live broadcast of this event on the Transition US Facebook page. However, only those who have registered in advance will be able to participate in polls and ask questions of the speaker.

WEBINAR PRESENTERS:

Ridhi D'Cruz is one of three co-Executive Directors of City Repair. As an intercontinental cross-pollinator, sociocultural anthropologist, and permaculture educator who has been living in Portland since 2010, Ridhi participates, facilitates, and supports various initiatives in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Placemaking, Capacity Building, Houseless Advocacy, Native American Allyship, Cultural Sustainability, and Social Permaculture. She is also a passionate herbalist, urban wildcrafter, natural building and participatory technology enthusiast, animal lover, and urban permaculture homesteader. You can reach her at ridhi@cityrepair.org and cityrepair.org.

Sebastian Collet is a designer and community builder located in Sebastopol, California where he has hosted the Sebastopol Village Building Convergence. He has a background in Architectural design and Natural building and he served as the PlaceMaking coordinator for City Repair for a number of years when he lived in Portland, OR. Currently he lives on a multigenerational farm in California where he is focused on raising a family and building community. He is the executive director of the Village Builders in Sebastopol and V.P. of a specialty tension fabric design-build company called GuildWorks, Architecture of the Air.

Hosted by Transition US and The City Repair Project

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Pollinators & the Urban Garden: A Community Science Workshop
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Pollinators & the Urban Garden: A Community Science Workshop

  • 1905 Northeast Going Street Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)
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Having lots of different flowers in your yard not only looks good to the neighbors, but it’s also an important way to support pollinators. If you’ve been thinking about diversifying your urban garden or want to learn more about the wonderful, small world of pollinators and pollinator gardening!

~WHAT TO BRING~
Water bottle, gear for being outdoors, curiosity.

~FEATURING PRESENTATIONS BY~
*April Jamison (Garden Ecology)
*Sherrie Pelsma (Pollinator Parkways)
*Jess Taylor (Portland State University)

Hosted by Pollinator Parkways and The City Repair Project

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India's Permaculture Revolution presented by Andrew Millison
Mar
10
6:30 PM18:30

India's Permaculture Revolution presented by Andrew Millison

Andrew Millison, an Oregon-based permaculture instructor and founder of Oregon State University's on-line PDC, will take the audience on a virtual tour of developed permaculture sites across India. In his presentation, Andrew will share what he learned about India's permaculture revolution in a recent visit to the country in conjunction with the International Permaculture Convergence. Andrew will weave many pictures and stories into an account of the similarities and differences between the permaculture movement in the Global North and Global South.

This event is being offered through City Repair and its meet-up group, PDX Permaculture and is $10-20 sliding scale. Proceeds support the presenter and the Urban Permaculture Design Course of City Repair. RSVP here OR on the PDX Permaculture Meet-up site.

Hosted by The City Repair Project

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Designing with Nature: Natural Building & Permaculture
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Designing with Nature: Natural Building & Permaculture

City Repair hosts weekly workshops to build community capacity for over 50 sites around Portland to install community art, permaculture gardens, natural buildings, and villages for houseless folk. For the evening when we share about permaculture and natural building technologies we are opening the workshop open to the general public as well. Guest speakers working in the field will share what their work looks like in the Northwest, with the goal to teach the basics and inspire us to grow our design dreams.

This event is a lead up to the 18th annual Village Building Convergence in June where barn-raising projects will happen around the city. Learn more at www.cityrepair.org. For folks attending not in the placemaking program we ask that you pay a sliding scale donation. Food is provided and children are welcome. Contact Ridhi and Kirk at info@cityrepair.org for more info.

Hosted by Global Homestead Community Garage and Shop People and The City Repair Project

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Garden Workparty: Avalon Sanctuary
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Garden Workparty: Avalon Sanctuary

Join our Permaculture Team at a community garden at SE 19th and Division on the south side of the street, walk through a parking lot and arrive at the Avalon Sanctuary!

This is an open garden to community members to help take care of and reap the benefits of. As the City Repair HQ is five blocks away we are spending much time here. For this workparty we'll be moving around wood chips, clearing dead plants, propagating cuttings, and more!

Tools and direction provided. Dress for the weather - rain or shine! Light snacks provided. Contact crew leader Kirk at kirk@cityrepair.org or 307-287-0005 for more info.

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Jean's Farm Workparty!
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Jean's Farm Workparty!

Jean's Urban Farm is close to the heart of downtown Portland and just one mile east of Sellwood. The land is farmed by a local CSA, has an outdoor kitchen, a yurt classroom, farm animals and compost toilet facilities on a wooded site next to Johnson Creek. This location is easily accessible by foot, bike, bus or car, and does require a short walk down a moderately steep, dirt driveway. 

Volunteer stewards are needed to help maintain, develop, and protect this permaculture gem. No farming experience needed, tools and education provided. Additionally, we'll prepare plants for community sites being served by the Village Building Convergence 2018!

Site: 
3707 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. · Portland, OR
If traveling by vehicle, please park or get dropped off on SE 36th Ave and walk to the farm gate at #3707. THERE IS NO VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE FARM. Only foot traffic and bicycles (bring bikes down with you). Contact Kirk at kirk@cityrepair.org or 307-287-0005 for more info.

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