Seeing as how my Lady and I have decided plan A is to stay in Portland for 5-7 years, I was hoping to network with some fellow permies nearby. I’m looking for someone to bounce ideas off, share surplus with, barter, or do seed swaps with.
Everyone says go take a PDC. Well I don’t want to drop that kind of money, I prefer something more organic. So if your in the Portland area and looking for a Permie friend too hit me up!
I would be up for some kind of connection, to compare notes with others in the area and maybe swap some plants or surplus now and then. I am in SW Camas.
I have a 1/2 acre food forest/forest garden that is and will forever be a work in process. I started it about 10 years ago. I have about 250 varieties of food plants, and 40 species of natives.
My biggest issue is surplus. There is no way I can eat all of it, even with preservation. I would be happy to share or sell extras, but I don't have time to harvest all of it. So I pick what I want and the creatures get the rest.
I'm also getting emails about Portland permaculture things via MeetUp.
I’ll have to try subscribing to the mail lists, though I rarely tolerate that much spam in my inbox.
I skimmed through the meetup group. It looks like no actual “meetups” just people looking for work or pdc type things. While I’m not opposed to helping others with their projects, I’d prefer to get to know them a bit first.
We could start by getting together one afternoon. Talk about all thing permaculture/homestead, share our experiences, talk about what would we want from a future "club". Share some yummy food, getting to know each oher in person.
I'm up to host the first one, how about on a Saturday in September? I am located just outside Portland.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Hello all! If there is still interest in a meetup, I am newly arrived in the Portland area and would be thrilled to learn more about all aspects of permaculture. I am just starting my journey and would like to absorb as much as I can with like-minded people!
Hi all, I am new to this whole idea and also looking for potential meetups in the area. I am located on 3+ acres in Camas and just starting my lawn to food forest adventure. I also have a well established evergreen forest that I may convert to a food forest. I am definitely interested to hear what others are doing!
I'm interested! I live in Stevenson, WA so maybe a Portland group isn't a perfect fit but we do shop in the city every so often and while I run the Skamania County permaculture group, nobody out here seems to be doing quite what I'm doing, except one other person (my bestie in Carson) and we could carpool. We met in Portland over 25 years ago when we both lived there, so Portland remains special to us both. We have some unique issues being out in the gorge but we're just an hour away and I'd like to be in this conversation.
We've been on our 3 acres for 10 years and while I read and study the heck out of permaculture principles and apply so many, i really had no idea what I was getting into buying property on the side of a rocky gorge that had been logged in the 80s and not cared for since (yeah it was a blackberry jungle and still is in many areas). My biggest challenge right now is water and I'd love to exchange ideas with others.