116 NE 29th Ave
Portland, Oregon

"How to Grow All Your Own Produce in 2 1/2 Years: An (r)Evolution Disguised as Organic Gardening" - a slideshow presentation by Marisha Auerbach

In the Maritime Northwest, it is possible to grow all our own produce year-round with limited time to establish a system and limited effort. As petroleum becomes more expensive, this sort of system can provide an example to support our evolution to a more sustainable society. Marisha Auerbach specializes in how to convert properties from grass to to a perennial forage system. A perennial forage system functions much like a natural ecological system, and yields year round produce with minimal work. These systems are developed to meet the needs of the inhabitants on site. Marisha provides most of her diet and income from her garden and has surplus produce and crafts to give away and trade for other supplies.

This presentation is an invitation for you to visit Marisha's garden through slides and philosophy. She will be discussing how you can work towards self-reliance in produce if you have property to work with as well as guerrilla tactics to grow more food and flowers in the greater Portland area. As petroleum becomes more expensive, fruits, vegetables,and other goods will become increasingly more expensive to transport into residential areas. This workshop offers an opportunity to create cultural change through gardening.

Sliding Scale $10-$7, no one turned away for lack of funds.

There is an optional potluck at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your own plate/cup/utensils and a yummy dish to share. The meeting topic starts at 7:00.

Official Website: http://thedirt.org/node/3592

Added by biohabit on January 11, 2009

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