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Roseburg Free Film Event, Ingredients, August 19th @ 6:30pm

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As American food nears a state of crisis, INGREDIENTS explores a thriving local food movement where community, food-safety, and flavor are commonplace. Traveling across the United States, from the urban food deserts of Harlem to the abundant Willamette Valley, INGREDIENTS, is a journey that reveals the people who are bringing good food back to the table, and the myriad ways we all can eat better. It empowers and sparks the joy of discovery in creating a healthier, more sustainable model for living and eating well in a world in need of balance.  67 mins.

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: Free Film and Lecture Series
Held in Roseburg on most third Fridays of the month

@ First United Methodist Church, 1771 West Harvard, Roseburg, Oregon.
For more information call Diana Cason, 941-735-0452, or 541-459-3938


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In memory of our friend, Sheila McIlrath

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend, Sheila McIlrath.  Sheila was a student in the first permaculture class that I taught and was a wonderful fountain of information and wisdom as she had actually taken a PDC 20 years earlier.  At our free events, she would always make time to thank me and our volunteers for working to bring knowledge on sustainable agriculture and gardening to the greater community.  I will never forget her enthusiasm and kindness.  Below, I have asked her friend, Nancy Arntson, who knew her better to share a few words.  We miss you Sheila, happy gardening elsewhere, Lichen June
Sheila McIlrath,   January 26, 1943-  May 8, 2016
Sheila was was a hard working, focused person for social justice and food security.  Through her career with a masters in nutrition and her work with the local and state school lunch programs she built a broad foundation for these two focuses. Critical thinking about poverty and fairness were a part of the lens through which she viewed the world and our culture.   In her retirement years she learned of and supported efforts for stewarding the earth while striving for healthy, diverse food production.  Listening, educating and encouraging were always a part of a conversation with Sheila.  She was an anchor for many of our lives and will be forever missed.


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Permaculture classes start in Roseburg June 8th

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Permaculture Essentials for the Pacific NW

Build resilience, save money and energy, save water, and feed your family or community.
Come join our latest classes!

12 classes – $15 each (If all classes are paid in advance, course discounted to $160)

Permaculture is “Earth Care, People Care, and Return of Surplus,” combining traditional and innovative methods that are sustainable and energy saving, enriching to the soil and all life. Design a system to feed your family, or complete additional short classes to earn your certificate and work as a consultant.

Permaculture Essentials for the Pacific NW covers permaculture history and ethics and goes into depth on the core concepts for creating sustainable systems by observing connections and capturing energy. Explore the energy transactions of trees, the roles of fungi, and the many functions of living soil. Learn pH, mineral availability, and enriching your soil with worm beds, weeds as repair tools, and compost fixing strategies. Study landscape effects on climate and temperate climate design for your home and landscape from kitchen gardens to main crops and food forests. This course prepares you to design a sustainable system for your yard or small farm in the Pacific NW.

Wednesday evenings, starting June 8th, 2015, 6:30pm-9:30pm,
@ First United Methodist Church, 1771 West Harvard, Roseburg, Oregon.
Instructor, Diana Cason, call 941-735-0452, or 541-459-3938 for questions or registration

 


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Film series changes in Salem and Roseburg.

Our Salem film series is suspended until August 25th.  Due to an ongoing medical situation our core staff will be unable to produce Salem film events for the next couple of months.  We will start our Salem film series again on the 4th Thursday in August.

Our Roseburg film series starts in June, and will run on third Fridays through November.  More details on this film series and Roseburg permaculture classes will be posted on our website very soon.  For more questions about Roseburg films and classes call 941-735-0452.

 


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Event Cancelled – A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW, Salem free film event, April 28th @ 6:30pm

Event Cancelled – Due to illness April’s Salem free film event is cancelled.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you at future events.

 

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A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW

STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) is a national model for involving students in hands-on, place-based environmental education. The films explores this innovative program that brings together students of all ages, their teachers, community groups and local land-owners to undertake habitat restoration and preserve endangered species. Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring author Richard Louv, 36 minutes.

Are you a teacher or environmental educator?  Are you interested in organic gardening, water saving perennial food systems, and local, sustainable agriculture?  Come to our latest film and finger food potluck and network with like minded folks.  Feel free to bring business cards or fliers about your local business, craft, service, community group, or non-profit.

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: Free Film and Lecture Series
Held in Salem every 4th Thursday @ 6:30pm (except November and December)

Salem 4th Thursday events include potluck & discussion
@ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center Street. NE, Salem

For more information email nwperma@gmail.com or call 503-449-8077


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Oregon City Free Film event, Ingredients, April 4th @ 6:30

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As American food nears a state of crisis, INGREDIENTS explores a thriving local food movement where community, food-safety, and flavor are commonplace. Traveling across the United States, from the urban food deserts of Harlem to the abundant Willamette Valley, INGREDIENTS, is a journey that reveals the people who are bringing good food back to the table, and the myriad ways we all can eat better. It empowers and sparks the joy of discovery in creating a healthier, more sustainable model for living and eating well in a world in need of balance.  67 mins.

 

Are you interested in organic gardening, water saving perennial food systems, and local, sustainable agriculture?  Come to our latest film and finger food potluck and network with like minded folks.  Feel free to bring business cards or fliers about your local business, craft, service, community group, or non-profit.
Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: Free Film and Lecture Series
Held in Oregon City on 1st Monday of the month (2nd Monday after holidays) March – Sept

Oregon City 1st Monday events include finger food potluck & discussion
@ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 822 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045

For more information email nwperma@gmail.com or call 503-449-8077

This event is made possible by support from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and private donations from people in our community. Thank you for your support!

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