Safety on Schiller
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Safety on Schiller

June 30th: 10am - 6 pm
Rain Date: July 7th
SE 84th and Schiller

A community building project in Lents in an area long struggling with inequity and crime. This corner had three vacant homes on each corner and was the site of many accidents, blight and general neglect over the years. The neighborhood has come together in large numbers to create a beautiful space, talk to and get to know each other and Foster a sense of community.

We are having the Intersection Project/Block Party on June 30 from 10-6. Come on out for any part!

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Life's A Garden: Dig It!
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Life's A Garden: Dig It!

  • 5010 Northeast 19th Avenue Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sabin CDC provides affordable housing to families with low-medium incomes in NE Portland. We are excited to build our first community herb garden right on Alberta Street! The herb garden will provide a peaceful place for tenants to relax and will be ADA accessible. Additionally, native shrubs will be planted throughout the property to attract pollinators and improve storm water runoff. We're excited to establish the first of many Sabin CDC community gardens!

Saturday June 9th, 12 pm -4 pm:
Get your hands dirty planting herbs and shrubs while you listen to LIVE acoustic music! It will be a dreamy experience of garden bliss. Not to mention yummy refreshments to keep you fueled up! (Brought to you by Alberta Co-Op!)

Sunday June 10th, 12 pm-4 pm:
Come out for Day 2 of digging into microbe-rich soil to plant delicious herbs. Talk about a dopamine-boost! Enjoy LIVE music as you get in-touch with your inner herb-whisperer. Don't forget we will have more snacks for you! (Thanks Alberta Co-Op!)

POST-VBC: Saturday June 30th, 1 pm - 6 pm:
Once we finish the Alberta Garden we are celebrating with Sadie's Garden Party: A Chance to Grow Together! Join us for garden crafts, tea, comedy, music, dance, and much more! https://www.facebook.com/events/807926126069405/

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Rocky Butte Community
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Rocky Butte Community

This year we are repainting our two intersection paintings on NE 85th (Beech and Milton) for the fourth time - after a year off in 2017. We've been fortunate to partner with Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition to translate flyers and provide interpretation services for the event into Vietnamese to reach more neighbors and increase participation. Outreach for new planter boxes and signage on 85th street funded by the Portland In The Streets Community grant will also now include Vietnamese and Spanish translations. We are also working with Madison High School students to assess our success with putting on an inclusive event.

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Rocky Butte Community
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Rocky Butte Community

This year we are repainting our two intersection paintings on NE 85th (Beech and Milton) for the fourth time - after a year off in 2017. We've been fortunate to partner with Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition to translate flyers and provide interpretation services for the event into Vietnamese to reach more neighbors and increase participation. Outreach for new planter boxes and signage on 85th street funded by the Portland In The Streets Community grant will also now include Vietnamese and Spanish translations. We are also working with Madison High School students to assess our success with putting on an inclusive event.

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Jarrett Grove
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Jarrett Grove

This is the 3rd time we will be participating in the VBC as an intersection repair site and we are super stoked to once again be a part of the Village Building Convergence. Our neighborhood has improved it's connections and resilience over these last few years due to this wonderful project and while we are focusing this year on painting once again there are talks about adding more to our site to truly make this a placemaking destination in the Concordia Neighborhood. Future goals include a cob bench and cob oven and other ways to create a piazza type place for the neighborhood to come together. We call this Jarrett Grove because of the beautiful Doug Fir trees that surround this intersection tucked between Alberta Park and The Kennedy School here in NE Portland.

Saturday June 9th is the day! We'll have food, drinks, music, quite possibly some clowns singing songs and doing balloon creations, and as always, a whole lot of community connections going on. You should come! Location: NE 28TH Ave & NE Jarrett St.

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Planet Pine Street
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Planet Pine Street

We are brightening and beautifying our streets to bring awareness to all that the people who live here use the streets to play, ride bikes, walk to the school bus, play ball games, and more.  The many children who live here would like to feel safe and joyful while using the street space.  Our project is aligned with the Hazelwood Neighborhood Plan: to assure a safe neighborhood that provides vitality of experience and quality of life by enhancing the appearance and functionality of the environment while promoting pedestrian and non-motorized vehicles through Hazelwood. 

*Lunch will be provided! We will be painting the intersection as well as building benches, a Tiny Free Library, and sandwich board "Slow for Kid" signs among other hands-on activities for all! Be ready for some fun :)

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The Sharing Seed
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

The Sharing Seed

One block from the historical Share - it square is The Sharing Seed intersection. This year marks it’s third year anniversary of bringing people together through food, music, Art and the joy of living life with kindness towards all people.

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Crossroads Kitchen / Three Sisters Nixtamal
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Crossroads Kitchen / Three Sisters Nixtamal

  • Crossroads Kitchen / Three Sisters Nixtamal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will begin with a welcoming intro to neglected human and environmental landscapes, displacement, public/private property, urban energies, local economies and repairing the city. Then we will be planting Native and herbal flowering plants, weeding, mulching and otherwise beautifying the planting strips on the corner of 72nd and Flavel.

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Life's A Garden: Dig It!
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Life's A Garden: Dig It!

  • 5010 Northeast 19th Avenue Portland, OR, 97211 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sabin CDC provides affordable housing to families with low-medium incomes in NE Portland. We are excited to build our first community herb garden right on Alberta Street! The herb garden will provide a peaceful place for tenants to relax and will be ADA accessible. Additionally, native shrubs will be planted throughout the property to attract pollinators and improve storm water runoff. We're excited to establish the first of many Sabin CDC community gardens!

Saturday June 9th, 12 pm -4 pm:
Get your hands dirty planting herbs and shrubs while you listen to LIVE acoustic music! It will be a dreamy experience of garden bliss. Not to mention yummy refreshments to keep you fueled up! (Brought to you by Alberta Co-Op!)

Sunday June 10th, 12 pm-4 pm:
Come out for Day 2 of digging into microbe-rich soil to plant delicious herbs. Talk about a dopamine-boost! Enjoy LIVE music as you get in-touch with your inner herb-whisperer. Don't forget we will have more snacks for you! (Thanks Alberta Co-Op!)

POST-VBC: Saturday June 30th, 1 pm - 6 pm:
Once we finish the Alberta Garden we are celebrating with Sadie's Garden Party: A Chance to Grow Together! Join us for garden crafts, tea, comedy, music, dance, and much more! https://www.facebook.com/events/807926126069405/

IMG_6754 - Ellen Huffman.jpg
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Booty House Cob Oven & Hutch
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Booty House Cob Oven & Hutch

We will be putting pumice cob on the stem wall of the oven and installing the fire bricks for the oven chamber and fire chamber; then possibly installing the barrel. As for the Free Hutch: we will either be installing it or putting finishing touches on it. Home-brewed Kombucha (tea) will be on tap and we will break around 1:30pm for a lunch with vegan food.

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Witch Hazel Designs
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Witch Hazel Designs

June 9th: Come on over to the Goat Haus to cook Nixtamal (pronounced neeks-ta-mal) tortillas! Nixtamal is the age-old practice of making hand ground tortillas with wood ash and heritage-grown corn. We'll explore the old traditions, stories, fables and images from this ancient practice. Then we will be cooking, hand-grinding, and making griddled tortillas from home grown corn*. We'll end the workshop with tasty totrillas and sharing stories of growing corn... we may even have some seed to share! This event will also be led by Julian Dominic.
*Some of our corn will be from our friends over at Three Sisters Nixtamal (our local tortilleria).  

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Greeley Forest Garden
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Greeley Forest Garden

June 9th (11 AM - 2 PM)
- Chop and Drop and Mulch Fruit Trees & Shrubs
- Continue Shoveling Swales & Shaping Planting Hills
- Spreading Compost and Mulch at Newly Designed Earthworks
- Sharing Live Music and Dancing Along the Terraces
- Site History and Food System Design Model Discussion
- Pyramid Building Demonstration with Mila
- Design Site Map, Label Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous Plants
- Pyramid Building Demonstration with Mila

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Depaving Latourette Park
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Depaving Latourette Park

  • 902 11th Street Oregon City, OR, 97045 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Come help Depave and partners launch the transformation of an over-paved park in a residential neighborhood in Oregon City by ripping up around 4000 square feet of asphalt. Once Oregon City’s first municipal swimming pool, the park is now paved over and the focus of a local reinvestment effort.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome! We typically have activities for young stewards to be involved in depaving, but parents are responsible for attending to their children. Unaccompanied minors, please email us in advance about a parent/guardian’s signature.

Depave will provide all the necessary tools, gloves, safety gear, and our partners will provide coffee, breakfast snacks, and lunch.

We’ll be starting at 10am and working until about 2pm. Volunteers are encouraged to come early – orientation is at 9:45. However, all are welcome to come at any time during the day and stay for as long/short as desired.

Due to the physical nature of the work planned, volunteers are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate for tough work. Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required to depave – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Address: 902 11th Street, Oregon City 97045
To sign up, please use this link: http://depave.org/event/latourette-park/
Facebook page for live updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027877930712248/

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Mudbone Grown Unity Farm
Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

Mudbone Grown Unity Farm

Come help us plant vegetables and get ready for the summer season! Everyone is welcome to attend this event (kid-friendly).  Our cooperative farm is actively engaged in localizing the food economy for Black and African-American communities in the Portland area region. Facilitated by MudBone Grown LLC, the land is located at the Oregon Food Bank headquarters. 

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Recirculating Shower: Design + Build
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Recirculating Shower: Design + Build

Recirculating Shower: Design + Build: Help design and build the most sustainable shower you could ever take! We are building a recirculating shower system that can be used in villages for the houseless, such as Hazelnut Groove, Right 2 Dream Too, and Dignity Village. The vision is to develop net-zero technology to support villages for the houseless. The current design is a prototype and this build will help inform and perfect the design. Bring your skills and dreams!

The Village Coalition is a network of advocates, activists, and houseless villages and individuals committed to combating homelessness from many sides of the issue - from designing villages and sleeping pods, to changing negative perspectives, to finding land, and partnering with organizations to facilitate safe shelter creation.

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Witch Hazel Designs
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Witch Hazel Designs

June 8th: Come join us for an outdoor discussion on demystifying growing in a forest as opposed to growing like a forest. We'll explore forest gardening, agroforestry, wild harvesting, fruit tree growin', timber production, mushroom cultivation and more! This event will be held at the Goat Haus (an urban farm and home with goats, chickens and one cat) and led by by permaculturalist Julian Dominic, owner of Witch Hazel Designs and Education  (a permaculture design teaching firm).

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City Repair HQ
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

City Repair HQ

Join City Repair and Communitecture at our one-year old HQ as we continue to nest in and develop permaculture systems on site! So far, we finished phase one of installing a mini-food forest, rainwater garden, and earthen paints on our interiors. For VBC 18, we are looking to build more structures such as trellises, espalier fences, a cob retaining wall, community kiosks and planting swales.

Friday, June 8th: Build community seats

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Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry

Learn basic carpentry skills with this hands on project. We will construct a 10'x12' backyard shed with a gambrel roof. Donna has taught several classes for women, and a few for children in the SF Bay Area. This class is open to all persons and skill levels, including kids 14 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
Donna loves to teach a carpentry and circumstances provided this excellent opportunity to learn basic skills and construction techniques. With these skills you can build almost anything!!!

Our project will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 and beyond if necessary. Hours will be 9:30am to 3pm with lunch provided each day between 12 and 12:45. Pulehu Pizza will be on the menu some days.

Monday we will build a foundation and floor.
Tuesday/Wednesday we will build walls with door and window openings.
Thursday/Friday we'll build roof trusses and roof.
Roofing shingles, doors and window installation as time permits.
 

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City Repair HQ
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

City Repair HQ

Join City Repair and Communitecture at our one-year old HQ as we continue to nest in and develop permaculture systems on site! So far, we finished phase one of installing a mini-food forest, rainwater garden, and earthen paints on our interiors. For VBC 18, we are looking to build more structures such as trellises, espalier fences, a cob retaining wall, community kiosks and planting swales.

Thursday, June 7th: Finish garden wall, start swales

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Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry
Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry

Learn basic carpentry skills with this hands on project. We will construct a 10'x12' backyard shed with a gambrel roof. Donna has taught several classes for women, and a few for children in the SF Bay Area. This class is open to all persons and skill levels, including kids 14 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
Donna loves to teach a carpentry and circumstances provided this excellent opportunity to learn basic skills and construction techniques. With these skills you can build almost anything!!!

Our project will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 and beyond if necessary. Hours will be 9:30am to 3pm with lunch provided each day between 12 and 12:45. Pulehu Pizza will be on the menu some days.

Monday we will build a foundation and floor.
Tuesday/Wednesday we will build walls with door and window openings.
Thursday/Friday we'll build roof trusses and roof.
Roofing shingles, doors and window installation as time permits.
 

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Portland State University Community Orchard
Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Portland State University Community Orchard

  • Portland State University Community Orchard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The PSU Student Sustainability Center (Garden Task Force and Cultural Task Force) is implementing two projects for the VBC. First, we are creating a more accessible pathway from our newly opened gate at the North end of the PSU Community Orchard. Second, we are installing at rainwater catchment system along the cob structure located inside the PSU Community Orchard.

Wednesday, June 6th @ 1pm-3pm:
- Rainwater Catchment System

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Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry
Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry

Learn basic carpentry skills with this hands on project. We will construct a 10'x12' backyard shed with a gambrel roof. Donna has taught several classes for women, and a few for children in the SF Bay Area. This class is open to all persons and skill levels, including kids 14 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
Donna loves to teach a carpentry and circumstances provided this excellent opportunity to learn basic skills and construction techniques. With these skills you can build almost anything!!!

Our project will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 and beyond if necessary. Hours will be 9:30am to 3pm with lunch provided each day between 12 and 12:45. Pulehu Pizza will be on the menu some days.

Monday we will build a foundation and floor.
Tuesday/Wednesday we will build walls with door and window openings.
Thursday/Friday we'll build roof trusses and roof.
Roofing shingles, doors and window installation as time permits.
 

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Mudbone Grown Unity Farm
Jun
6
9:30 AM09:30

Mudbone Grown Unity Farm

Come help us plant vegetables and get ready for the summer season! Everyone is welcome to attend this event (kid-friendly).  Our cooperative farm is actively engaged in localizing the food economy for Black and African-American communities in the Portland area region. Facilitated by MudBone Grown LLC, the land is located at the Oregon Food Bank headquarters. 

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Booty House Cob Oven & Hutch
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Booty House Cob Oven & Hutch

We will be putting pumice cob on the stem wall of the oven and installing the fire bricks for the oven chamber and fire chamber; then possibly installing the barrel. As for the Free Hutch: we will either be installing it or putting finishing touches on it. Home-brewed Kombucha (tea) will be on tap and we will break around 1:30pm for a lunch with vegan food.

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City Repair HQ
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

City Repair HQ

Join City Repair and Communitecture at our one-year old HQ as we continue to nest in and develop permaculture systems on site! So far, we finished phase one of installing a mini-food forest, rainwater garden, and earthen paints on our interiors. For VBC 18, we are looking to build more structures such as trellises, espalier fences, a cob retaining wall, community kiosks and planting swales.

Tuesday, June 5th: Build garden wall

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Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry
Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry

Learn basic carpentry skills with this hands on project. We will construct a 10'x12' backyard shed with a gambrel roof. Donna has taught several classes for women, and a few for children in the SF Bay Area. This class is open to all persons and skill levels, including kids 14 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
Donna loves to teach a carpentry and circumstances provided this excellent opportunity to learn basic skills and construction techniques. With these skills you can build almost anything!!!

Our project will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 and beyond if necessary. Hours will be 9:30am to 3pm with lunch provided each day between 12 and 12:45. Pulehu Pizza will be on the menu some days.

Monday we will build a foundation and floor.
Tuesday/Wednesday we will build walls with door and window openings.
Thursday/Friday we'll build roof trusses and roof.
Roofing shingles, doors and window installation as time permits.
 

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Portland State University Community Orchard
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Portland State University Community Orchard

  • Portland State University Community Orchard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The PSU Student Sustainability Center (Garden Task Force and Cultural Task Force) is implementing two projects for the VBC. First, we are creating a more accessible pathway from our newly opened gate at the North end of the PSU Community Orchard. Second, we are installing at rainwater catchment system along the cob structure located inside the PSU Community Orchard.

Monday, June 4th @ 12pm-2pm:
- Accessible Pathway + New Gate

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Play It Again, Sabin!
Jun
4
11:00 AM11:00

Play It Again, Sabin!

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Sabin CDC provides affordable housing for low-moderate income households in NE Portland. We are building a natural playground in the courtyard of our main office on the corner of NE 15th and Alberta. Currently, the playground includes stumps for hopping, logs for balancing, and a stick fort, but with your help we can add so much more!

Monday June 4th, 11 am-3pm:
Enjoy tapping into your uninhibited creativity as we finish constructing our fort and secure the balance beams into place. Or roll up your sleeves and dig into the soil to plant a pollinator garden! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Directions: Right across the street from the Alberta Co-Op on the south side of Alberta Street!

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City Repair HQ
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

City Repair HQ

Join City Repair and Communitecture at our one-year old HQ as we continue to nest in and develop permaculture systems on site! So far, we finished phase one of installing a mini-food forest, rainwater garden, and earthen paints on our interiors. For VBC 18, we are looking to build more structures such as trellises, espalier fences, a cob retaining wall, community kiosks and planting swales.

Monday, June 4th: Continue espalier and start plantings

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Cherry Blossom Garage
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Cherry Blossom Garage

We will be putting pumice cob on the stem wall of the oven and installing the fire bricks for the oven chamber and fire chamber; then possibly installing the barrel. As for the Free Hutch: we will either be installing it or putting finishing touches on it. Home-brewed Kombucha (tea) will be on tap and we will break around 1:30pm for a lunch with vegan food.

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Tryon Life Community Farm
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Tryon Life Community Farm

This year, we will focus on two projects:
1) Tending the earthen plaster on many former VBC sites, including our composting toilet outhouse, rocket stove bench and greenhouse
2) Building a sacred well and water altar on rocky cliffs in the West of the land. This with incorporate both the technical aspects of pond creation, and the energetic aspects of altar creation. 

We will be working from June 1st to June 4th. Projects will take place from 10am - 4pm each day, and yummy organic vegetarian lunch will be provided each day for work project participants. It is an extremely family friendly site, so please bring kids and parents! Parking is extremely limited; a shuttle will pick folks up each day at 9:30am from People's Food Co-op (SE 21st & Tibbetts) and return after the day's work is done.

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Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry
Jun
4
9:30 AM09:30

Shed Build for Fun and Learning Carpentry

Learn basic carpentry skills with this hands on project. We will construct a 10'x12' backyard shed with a gambrel roof. Donna has taught several classes for women, and a few for children in the SF Bay Area. This class is open to all persons and skill levels, including kids 14 and up who are accompanied by an adult.
Donna loves to teach a carpentry and circumstances provided this excellent opportunity to learn basic skills and construction techniques. With these skills you can build almost anything!!!

Our project will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8 and beyond if necessary. Hours will be 9:30am to 3pm with lunch provided each day between 12 and 12:45. Pulehu Pizza will be on the menu some days.

Monday we will build a foundation and floor.
Tuesday/Wednesday we will build walls with door and window openings.
Thursday/Friday we'll build roof trusses and roof.
Roofing shingles, doors and window installation as time permits.
 

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City Repair HQ
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

City Repair HQ

Join City Repair and Communitecture at our one-year old HQ as we continue to nest in and develop permaculture systems on site! So far, we finished phase one of installing a mini-food forest, rainwater garden, and earthen paints on our interiors. For VBC 18, we are looking to build more structures such as trellises, espalier fences, a cob retaining wall, community kiosks and planting swales.

Sunday, June 3rd: Focus on espalier fence

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