gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

Our time in Portland is coming to an end with a bang!! Our last week here happens to coincide with the Village Building Convergence, Portland’s annual 10-day place-making festival. This year, there are nearly 30 projects going on all over the city, collaboratively imagined and designed by the communities themselves. During the day, neighborhoods come …

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I am out of town, attending a week-long permaculture teacher training on Vancouver Island. My head is buzzing with ideas and inspiration and new information, and my understanding of permaculture in practice is deepening every day — not only through classes and conversations with new friends, but also by my daily environment here, which is …

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