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Daily Digest

Digest for March 28, 2008

Special Notice

Changes at CNRG

Dear CNRG Community Members,

We appreciate your patience as we have worked these past months to improve our listserv. We are pleased to inform you that we have reached a major milestone in that process and have switched to a new interface as well as to an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that better suits our unique needs. We know you have experienced some technical problems with listserv postings and strongly believe that our new system will solve many of our perennial issues. Our commitment is to bring our quality of service to a higher level.

Due to the technical challenges, we will need you to resend any postings that were sent to us prior to Thursday, March 13.

We appreciate your ongoing support, and as we are an all volunteer run organization, please bear with us as we work out any final kinks in this new arrangement.

Thank you for your continued participation in our CNRG community!

Your CNRG board members,

Eva, Patty, Jeremy, Frances, Zeratha, Rafael, Erin, Kyann, Mike, Carri and Erna

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Digest Contents:

Changes at CNRG
Lents Home Buying Fair - FREE and FUN
Help Inclusion, Inc. pick out their new logo!
Organic Gardening Classes
MORE THAN A JOB, KICK START YOUR DREAM CAREER
Do you ADORE thrift stores?
Last Thursday with Bitch Magazine and p:ear
Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium - March 29th
Carbon footprints, local chefs, a search for tour hosts: Metro Natural Gardening
Nonprofit-Related Courses and a Conference coming really soon - Register now to reserve a spot
Reedwood Presents "Why We Fight" movie FREE this Friday
Portland Community Cinema invites you to a free screening of King Corn
Peak Oil events this week: Green Bag w/John Kaufmann & the Power of Community
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS
Job Posting - Senior Vice President of Learning at OMSI
How to Be an Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence Class
Program Supervisor - Project Metamorphosis
Administrative Assistant Position
Job Openings - Entry Level
Job Openings - Master's level
Job Openings - Supervisor Positions
Organizer Position
Seeking commercial dishwasher
Position Announcement with Big Brothers Big Sisters
VP of Development and Communication
PEEPs Camp Counselor--3 positions available
IOU Respect Cultural Exchange Program
Mentor Portland Info night @ Laurelwood Brewery
Job Opening: Ride Connection Service Center Supervisor
Job Posting: Development Manager at Portland Parks Foundation
Audubon Society of Portland Summer Hiring Camp Instructors
Job Posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.
JOB POSTING: Bi-Lingual Program Coordinator (Salem)
Accountant The Estuary Partnership
Bookkeeper - The Estuary Partnership
Job posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.
Program Coordinator for Environmental Nonprofit
New OMSI Podcast: Weight, Helium and the Moon
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Support Homless Youth's Formal Dance
WELCOME SPRING!
New OMSI Podcast: Penguins and Kittens
LEED Workshop at The ReBuilding Center
Wild Edible Plants in the new TrackersZINE
Upcoming classes at Berry Botanical Garden
Share your bike love with kids - Volunteer!
Nomadic Theatre Co seeks volunteer ushers for upcoming clown show "Running Into Walls"

Events

Lents Home Buying Fair - FREE and FUN

You can own a home in Lents!

Come out to the Lents Home Buying Fair. Lents home Buying Fair Saturday, April 12th, 2008 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Kelly Elementary School 9030 SE Cooper St., Portland What will be offered: • Free raffle for a $4,000 down payment assistance grant • Free Burgerville Lunch, Children’s activities (face painting), and door prizes • Workshops: Preparing for Home Purchase & Down Payment Assistance Programs (Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, and Mandarin translators available) • Information on community organizations and resources in Lents • Realtors, lenders, home buying counselors, and businesses sharing their products and services For more information call, Amie Diffenauer at 503-788-8052 x105 www.rosecdc.org

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Help Inclusion, Inc. pick out their new logo!

Inclusion, Inc. would like to invite you to join us for a very special evening of celebration!

Help us pick out a logo that can be used to educate community members about our mission.

When: April 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. Where: Vino Vixens at 2929 SE Powell Blvd (on the corner of SE 30th and Powell) http://www.portlandwinecellar.com/index.html

There will be a no host bar. This event is 21 and over.

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Organic Gardening Classes

Oregon Tilth's Organic Education Center's Spring ClassesRegister for all Organic Education Center classes

online at: http://www.lakeoswegoparks.org/

Organic Gardening 102

March 22, 2008

Organic Gardening 102 will cover: planting, fertilization; integrated pest management, irrigation; diversified yields and composting. This mini-course is designed to give the organic gardener a basic understanding of holistic organic gardening. Covering a full-spectrum of activities for the avid gardener, this course will equip students with all information needed to start and grow a vibrant organic garden. This class will cost $20 and take place at the Luscher Farm from 1-4 pm.

Soil Health and Ecology

April 5, 2008

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MORE THAN A JOB, KICK START YOUR DREAM CAREER

MORE THAN A JOB, KICK START YOUR DREAM CAREER

For career seekers, consultants and speakers.

(FREE 3 part series : Resumes, Interviews and Negotiating)

 

Umpqua Bank has asked me to teach this FREE three part series starting next Wednesday the 18th at 8am at NW Lovejoy and 12th. You can come to one, or come to all. Please RSVP by calling Jordan at (503) 288-5612 to ensure that I have enough materials for all. And, if you have a specific need for your own career search, and want me to include it, please email me with your request. If you know people who could benefit, please feel free to pass it on.

 

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Do you ADORE thrift stores?

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division is looking for you! The Sunshine Division is an emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization affiliated with the Police Bureau. We have recently re-opened our clothing store to our clients and are looking for fun, outgoing and dedicated volunteers to help run our clothing store.

We need 1 or 2 volunteers for the following shift:

Thursdays from 12:30-3:30.

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Last Thursday with Bitch Magazine and p:ear

Last Thursday show of p:ear youth art at bitch magazine HQ

Because p:ear is moving, p:ear gallery will no longer be hosting First Thursday art shows, but will instead be showing youth work at partner galleries. p:ear youth are homeless or transitional people who are working through the tools of education, art and recreation to affirm their sense of personal worth while creating more meaningful and healthier lives. Join us for a last Thursday show on Alberta Street at the bitch magazine HQ! bitch magazine is the Portland-based national magazine representing a feminist response to pop culture.

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Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium - March 29th

Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium

If you are ready to be inspired and moved to action, if you are ready to be introduced to a thriving community of like-hearted, deeply committed cohorts who are actively engaged in working for a more sustainable society, we invite you to come to the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium.

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Carbon footprints, local chefs, a search for tour hosts: Metro Natural Gardening

Check out this fresh crop of local flavor, flair and fun!

Carbon-Neutral Gardening Keynote by Sean Hogan Learn garden design concepts and techniques for a reduced carbon footprint. March 27, 7-8:30 p.m. at Metro Regional Center Call to register: 503-234-3000 More information: http://www.metro-region.org/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24433&view=details&event_id=24682

Want To Show Off Your Garden? Become a host for the Gardens of Natural Delights Tour! Apply by April 1: http://www.metro-region.org/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=26465

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Nonprofit-Related Courses and a Conference coming really soon - Register now to reserve a spot

A. If you or someone you know could benefit from some additional education in the ins-and-outs of nonprofits, please check out our offerings at http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/schedule.shtml.

Topics include Contemporary Issues in Fundraising; Creating Collaborative Communities; Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (formerly Boards & Commissions); Grantwriting; Inclusive Group Processes: Conflict, Creativity, Consensus; Introduction to Nonprofit Management; Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations; and Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

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Reedwood Presents "Why We Fight" movie FREE this Friday

Friday March 21st , 7pm

Reedwood Friends Church Peace and Justice Committee presents:"Why We Fight"

It is nowhere written that the American empire goes on forever.

During World War II, the U.S. government commissioned a series of propaganda films entitled 'Why We Fight.', filmmaker Eugene Jarecki turns that premise on its head, using the same title to take an incisive, unflinching look at the convention of warfare.

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Portland Community Cinema invites you to a free screening of King Corn

Please be our guest for the seventh film in the Portland Community Cinema series, KING CORN, followed by panel a discussion featuring: filmmaker, Curt Ellis; President of New Seasons Market, Lisa Sedlar; Food Resource Manager at the Oregon Food Bank, Mike Moran; and representative of Sauvie Island Organics, Shari Raider.Please join us to learn, discuss and share your opinions. The film begins at 8 p.m. Beer and pizza will be available for purchase. Be sure to stop by Proper Eats (8638 N Lombard St.) before the film and mention King Corn to receive 10% off dinner.

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Peak Oil events this week: Green Bag w/John Kaufmann & the Power of Community

http://portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/node/1586

Overview of the Portland Peak Oil Task Force & New Data - part of Multnomah County Green Team’s Green Bag Lunch & Learn Lecture Series - Multnomah County Board Room (501 SE Hawthorne, 1st Floor)

Start: Mar 25 2008 - 12:00pm End: Mar 25 2008 - 1:00pm

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Jobs & Internships

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS

Youth Advocate - posted 3/6/08 - Open Until Filled, first review 3/25

Exciting work as advocate for GLBTQ homeless youth. Work with innovative, skilled multi-disciplinary team to support culturally diverse and high-risk homeless GLBTQ young people 14-21. Coordinate LGBTQ Advocacy activities in agency and community. 40 hrs/wk, with some eve and weekend hrs. Min. qual: Bachelors in relevant field plus at least 2 yrs relevant exp. with this population and 1 yr supervision/program coordination experience. MSW/MA Counseling a plus. Spanish language skills highly valued. Salary DOQ + full benefits.

Case Manager - posted 2/29/08 - Open Until Filled

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Job Posting - Senior Vice President of Learning at OMSI

Job Posting - Senior Vice President of Learning at OMSI

Senior Vice President of Learning

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How to Be an Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence Class

HOW TO BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE IN YOUR CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE

Dates: Class 1: Thursdays, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24, and May 22, 2008 Class 2: Wednesdays, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14, and June 11, 2008

Time: 7:00 to 8:45 pm

Presenters: Jeanne and/or Dick Roy

 

Website: www.earthleaders.org/classes_workshops

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Program Supervisor - Project Metamorphosis

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking a full-time Program Supervisor for a collaborative multi-agency grant project serving homeless youth.

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Administrative Assistant Position

“Experience Making a Difference” 

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services within the Portland area for over 60 years.

Morrison is currently recruiting for a part-time (30 hour per week) ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant - OUTPATIENT AND PREVENTION SERVICES.

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Job Openings - Entry Level

“Experience Making a Difference”

 

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services within the Portland area for over 60 years.

 

Morrison is currently needs to fill the following entry level or Bachelor’s level positions:

 

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Job Openings - Master's level

“Experience Making a Difference”

 

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services within the Portland area for over 60 years.

 

Morrison is currently needs to fill the following Master’s level positions:

 

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Job Openings - Supervisor Positions

“Experience Making a Difference”

 

Morrison Child and Family Services has been providing a comprehensive range of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and prevention services within the Portland area for over 60 years.

 

Morrison is currently needs to fill the following Supervisor positions:

 

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Organizer Position

POSITION OPEN IMMEDIATELY

 

Organizational Overview: Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) is a

dynamic statewide organization that advocates for a criminal justice system that is just

and that more effectively creates the types of safe communities we want to live in.

 

In 2008, PSJ is heavily involved in fighting a ballot initiative that proposes new

mandatory minimum sentences and would dramatically expand the prison system. This

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Seeking commercial dishwasher

The Emerson School, a small public school in downtown Portland, is looking for some donations for their new school lunch program.

We could really use cafeteria trays and silverware sets (100 each) and really need a commercial grade, under-the-counter, high-temperature dishwasher/sanitizer.

All donations tax-deductible (we are 501(c)3.) Please contact Maureen at The Emerson School at (503)525-6124 or [email protected]

Thank you!

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Position Announcement with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Enrollment Specialist

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing high-level customer service throughout the effective implementation of the volunteer and child enrollment process in accordance with the Big Brother Big Sister brand, and volunteer options. The successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in the following areas: volunteer yield and processing time; youth yield; youth/parent processing time, customer satisfaction. This position works Monday through Friday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.

Position Responsibilities

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VP of Development and Communication

Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council seeks a Vice President of Development and Communications (VPDC). The VPDC has oversight for all aspects of Camp Fire's development activities including individual and corporate relationships/fundraising, foundations, and government. Similarly, the VPDC manages and implements -with Dev/Com team-a comprehensive communications strategy including print, radio, and TV marketing, as well as broad-based PR. The VPDC is a member of Camp Fire's senior management team, and manages a department of 3 FTE.

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PEEPs Camp Counselor--3 positions available

Help us build on the success of this unique children's summer program! PEEPs (Portland Environmental Engagement Program) is a summer program for middle school boys and girls, focusing on environmental projects and service experiences. The counselors will help plan and lead daily activities with the youth, and represent PEEPs and Northwest Service Academy at community events.

Background in environmental education is required. Experience with middle school youth, knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology, and Wilderness First Aid certification are preferred.

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IOU Respect Cultural Exchange Program

Participate in an amazing cultural exchange experience!

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Mentor Portland Info night @ Laurelwood Brewery

Have you ever considering becoming a mentor? Wondering what it takes? Now’s the time to learn more! Join Mentor Portland for an informal info night at Laurelwood Brewery Thursday, March 27th, anytime between 6:30-9:00 p.m. Stop by for some good food and good conversation about our mentoring program and a chance to speak with current mentors. Check-out the Laurelwood Brewery at http://www.laurelwoodbrewpub.com/ located at 5115NE Sandy Blvd in Portland.

 

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Job Opening: Ride Connection Service Center Supervisor

Ride Connection is a private nonprofit providing transportation to older adults and people with disabilities living in the tri-county area. We are seeking a Service Center Supervisor to join our team.

 

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Job Posting: Development Manager at Portland Parks Foundation

Portland Parks Foundation seeks a full-time Development Manager to play a vital role in building private sector support to preserve the legacy of Portland’s parks. The Development Manager will be responsible for implementing major donor events, managing direct mail appeals, and conducting foundation relations. The Development Manager will also work closely with the Executive Director and a motivated, highly influential Board of Directors on major gifts and other major donor development.

The Development Manager position is part of a four-person team that works collaboratively on all aspects of fundraising, in order to support positive youth development, positive neighborhood development, preservation of greenspace and maintenance of park assets.

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Audubon Society of Portland Summer Hiring Camp Instructors

Audubon Society of Portland Summer Camp Environmental Educator Positions

June 16th August 29th, 2008

General Job Description

The Audubon Society of Portland is looking for highly motivated, top-notch Environmental Educators with a solid understanding of Pacific Northwest natural history. Applicants should enjoy working with children and a dedicated, close-knit team of educators.

We are hiring for at least seven positions, which will include half-day camps, full-day camps and overnight camps.

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Job Posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.

Inclusion, Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for Personal Agent(s) to join our small but growing team. Our mission is to assist people with developmental disabilities to access resources and opportunities so they can choose to live their lives their own way.

 

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JOB POSTING: Bi-Lingual Program Coordinator (Salem)

JOB OPENING

Bi-Lingual Program Coordinator Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) Family Center

We seek a part-time (20 hrs/week) Program Coordinator for Juntos Podemos/Together We Can Family Center, our Salem-based center supporting families (primarily Latino) who have a child with developmental disabilities.

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Accountant The Estuary Partnership

Accountant The Estuary Partnership seeks an experienced Accountant (32-40 hours per week). Position requires a minimum of four years experience managing and tracking multiple revenue sources, developing finance reports, assisting in budgeting and funds management. Must have experience with public, non-profit and private sector funding. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration with an emphasis in accounting, or related field. A minimum of three years experience in a business or governmental accounting environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. Salary commensurate with experience.

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Bookkeeper - The Estuary Partnership

Bookkeeper The Estuary Partnership seeks an experienced part time Bookkeeper (hours to be determined). Position requires a minimum of two years experience managing, tracking and performing full service bookkeeping including AP/AR. Must have experience with annual budgets comprised of multiple funding sources in public and non-profit sector and be proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. Peferred education/experience is a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field. Experience may substitute for degree.

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Job posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.

Inclusion, Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for Personal Agent(s) to join our small but growing team. Our mission is to assist people with developmental disabilities to access resources and opportunities so they can choose to live their lives their own way.

 

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Program Coordinator for Environmental Nonprofit

PROGRAM COORDINATOR for the Center for Earth Leadership

 

Organization Description. The Center for Earth Leadership (Center) is a nonprofit that enlists and supports citizens who seek to create a sustainable culture. The Center offers and organizes (1) classes and workshops, (2) projects, (3) publications (both electronic and hard copy), and (4) special events.

 

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Nonprofit News

New OMSI Podcast: Weight, Helium and the Moon

New OMSI Podcast: Weight, Helium and the Moon

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions:

Why do we weigh less on the moon?

What would happen if I filled my car tires with helium?

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Support Homless Youth's Formal Dance

 

Do you remember your first formal dance in high school? They can be fun and memorable events, but many youth who are homeless and not attending traditional schools are not able to participate in typical high school dances.

 

So, New Avenues for Youth is hosting it's own fun, safe, festive dance for it's youth that will be happening next week.

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WELCOME SPRING!

WELCOME SPRING!

Portland Revels is emailing you because you indicated an interest in receiving periodic updates from us. Thank you for reading! You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails.

 

WELCOME SPRING!!

 

Come Be A Guest At Norse by Norse-West Fest

 

Portland Revels CalendarEnjoy Reveling through the seasons with our next events

Norse by Norse-West Fest

Saturday, April 5thNorse HallNE 11th & Couch, Portland

May Day Celebration in the Portland Rose Garden

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New OMSI Podcast: Penguins and Kittens

New OMSI Podcast: Penguins and Kittens

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions:

Where do penguins live?

Does each kitten have its own umbilical cord? Its own placenta?

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Q & A

There are currently no Q & A posts.

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Trainings

LEED Workshop at The ReBuilding Center

LEED Workshop

With Bob Potter of Cascadia Green Building Council

Wed March 26, 6-7:30 pm

FREE!

 

LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, defines a set of standards for environmentally sustainable building. Come find out how this green building rating system works and how it can apply to your remodel or new construction project. With a special emphasis on LEED points for reused building materials, this class can help you use The ReBuilding Center as a resource to lead you towards LEED certification.

 

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Wild Edible Plants in the new TrackersZINE

In this issue:

* TrackersNEWS, http://www.trackersnw.com/zine/mar_08/portland_mar_20_08.php#trackersnews

* Wild Edible Plants & Mom by Shaun Deller, http://www.trackersnw.com/zine/mar_08/portland_mar_20_08.php#wild_edibles

* Traditional Ecological Knowledge by Taryn Kruger, http://www.trackersnw.com/zine/mar_08/portland_mar_20_08.php#tekAnd featured on our YouTube channel: * Video of Peter Bauer (aka Urban Scout) on Traditional Ecological Knowledge and our Immersion Program, http://www.trackersnw.com/html/pdx/portland_youtube.php

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Upcoming classes at Berry Botanical Garden

Landscape Sustainably with Native Plants From drought tolerant gardening to cooling your house with beautiful trees, native plants make your world a better place to live. Ecological landscape designer Heiko Koester draws on principles of permaculture and restoration ecology to produce vibrant and luxuriant landscapes with an eye to biodiversity and resource conservation. In this workshop he will illustrate 15 landscape techniques and a variety of native plants to complement them. Heiko Koester Thursday, 3/27/08, 6:30-8:30pm $15 ($12 Members) Limit 25

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Volunteering

Share your bike love with kids - Volunteer!

Join the Community Cycling Center in bringing bikes and bike safety to deserving children. Our Bike Clubs are free, youth earn-a-bike after-school programs where low-income 9 to 12 year olds learn safe riding skills, basic bike maintenance, and have the chance to build their confidence as cyclists.

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Nomadic Theatre Co seeks volunteer ushers for upcoming clown show "Running Into Walls"

The Nomadic Theatre Co, a Portland-based non-profit physical theatre ensemble, is putting up an original clown show, "Running Into Walls," at Theater! Theatre! (3430 SE Belmont), April 10-27th.

We are looking for volunteer ushers to come a bit early, take tickets and show people to their seats, and see the show for free!

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