[Orange_County_Permaculture] Village Building Convergence 2012 May 25-June 3 Portland OR is Coming Soon! Tell your friends.

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Apr 10 09:39:00 PDT 2012

To the Champions of the Earth!  You are invited...

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        *The City Repair Project invites you to be a villager once again
        at the Village Building Convergence of 2012! *

        That's right, the VBC is almost here, and there's more going on
        than ever, with more permaculture projects, more site
        communities, and more happening than ever before!
        Get ready to join us for the time of your life,* creating,
        learning, meeting lots of wonderful people, dining, dancing, and
        sharing a living vision for a sustainable culture!
        Come see 40 community-built ecological gathering place projects
        being built all at once across the city of Portland!
        There will be natural building, public art, permaculture
        projects at all scales, urban design, community democracy, and
        tons of hands-on, educational workshops!

        *Evening Speakers this year will include:*

            * *Oliver Kelhammer,* One of Canada's leading Permaculture
              teachers and an urban art insurgent!
            * *Jenny Pell**,* International Permaculture Designer and NW
              Region Teacher!
            * Ianto Evans, "Father of Natural Building" in North America!
            * Nance Klehm, Greywater, Water Catchment, Humanure & Soil
              Building Teacher!
            * Mark Lakeman, Inventor of the T-Horse, City Repair Co-Founder!
            * Starhawk, Author, Permaculture Teacher, Witch, &
              International Activista!
            * *Nala Walla, *Body Ecologist & Permaculture Teacher!
            * Eva Edleston & Molly Murphy, FireSpeaking & The Mudgirls!
            * Paul Cienfuegos, Democracy Activist to End Corporate
            * *Marc Tobin,* Village Leader & Designer, Former Exec at
              Lost Valley Educational Center!
            * Karen Hery, Inventor of Portland's Acclaimed Sunnyside
              Swap Shop and many more!

        *This VBC will be a 10 day hands-on event when thousands of
        people will live as sustainable urban Villagers once more!*

        In every quadrant of the city, communities will be working
        together to directly transform the spaces where they live into
        ecological and sacred places that express creative and
        democratic participation.

        *Please let us know if you want to co**me and join us for the
        Village Building Convergence of 2012, May 25 to June 3! *

        If you have not yet heard of the VBC, please go to
        www.cityrepair.org/vbc <http://www.cityrepair.org/vbc>, where
        you will also find a registration form for the event, or call
        503-235-8946 <tel:503-235-8946> to learn more.

        *VBC12 Sponsors Include:* The Portland Bureau of
        Transportation,  the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and
        the Bureau of Environmental Services, as well as Metro Regional
        Government, Communitecture, Inc, The Rebuilding Center, KBOO
        Community Radio, People's Food COOP, M Realty, Hankins Hardware,
        Barrett Ecological Services, Rising Vision LLC, and Portland's
        ReDirect Guide.


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