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City Repair Presents City Riparian

The City Repair Project hosts its third annual City Riparian: The Village Planting Convergence event this October 10-12. Join us for three days of service projects, workshops, and social activities centered around Urban Permaculture.

Neighborhoods come together to plant shared public places that they have envisioned, designed, funded, and will maintain for themselves. Projects are founded on developing strong local relationships, social capital and equity, placemaking and ecological design, and supporting our local economy.

By engaging neighbors in a collective process to design and build functional landscapes in the commons, we will incubate both social and natural capital, furthering the connections between people and their place. This year we will be concentrating on a different area of Portland each day.

Friday, October 10th, NE Alberta Street Plantings (between 14th and 18th):

10:00-2:00: Working with the businesses on Alberta and the local community, we will be planting in the undervegetated planting squares.

2:00-4:00 Mushroom innoculation workshop at 5045 NE 13th Avenue

Food Forum and Potluck at EcoTrust (721 Northwest 9th Avenue)- 6:30-10:00pm. We will be hosting a potluck and food forum, with the potluck starting at 6:30pm and the Food Forum beginning at 8pm. There will be a panel of food experts answering questions and having a discussion about localizing our food systems and what that means for us here in Portland.

Food Forum Panel *American Center for Sustainability - Ken, *Preserve - Harriet,  *Tryon Life Community Farm and Learning Garden Laboratories - Matt, *Urban Edibles - Julie, *Portland Fruit Tree Project – Katie, and *City Gardens CSA - Dan

*Saturday, October 11th NW Audubon Society (5151 NW Cornell Rd) 10:00am to 12:30pm: Non native species removal

Plant Identification Walk with Urban Edibles from Lower MacCleay Park (Upsher St) to Food Front: 12:30-2:00

Food Front Food Preservation Workshop (2375 NW Thurman St): 2:00 to 4:00pm We will be demonstrating how to preserve figs and green tomatoes. Tasty bites included!

PSU-Food for Thought Cafe ( PSU Smith Memorial Union 026 (Basement) ): 6:00pm - 10:00pm Cob Oven Pizza Potluck Party

*Sunday, October 12th Burnside Temple (3125 E. Burnside): 1:00 – 6:00pm The #20 bus goes right by 1pm Medicinal Plant walk and afterwards, there will be workshops on Permaculture Design, Seed Ball Making, Worm Bin Composting and a Seed Swap followed by a potluck and music if you bring your instruments!