• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Leigh Tate
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Stacie Kim
  • Jay Angler

Portland Permies? (Monthly meetup anyone?)

 
Posts: 423
Location: Portlandish, Oregon
30
forest garden fungi foraging
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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!
 
gardener
Posts: 495
Location: Pacific North West
328
cattle foraging books chicken cooking food preservation fiber arts writing homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wish we could create a “Portland permies club”, to meet once a month for instance, and exchange ideas, projects, what worked and what didn’t, and so on...

I wonder what kind of interest is there for such a thing?

What do you thing, Shawn? Would you be “in”?
 
Shawn Harper
Posts: 423
Location: Portlandish, Oregon
30
forest garden fungi foraging
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Liv Smith wrote:I wish we could create a “Portland permies club”, to meet once a month for instance, and exchange ideas, projects, what worked and what didn’t, and so on

What do you thing, Shawn? Would you be “in”?



Definitely count me in! That sounds like exactly what I have been looking for.
 
steward
Posts: 3464
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
818
4
hugelkultur urban chicken food preservation bike bee
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There's a Portland Permaculture email list, sometimes you hear about events from that  
try emailing ppg-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

I'm also getting emails about Portland permaculture things via MeetUp.
https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/
 
pollinator
Posts: 446
Location: Zone 8b: SW Washington
71
forest garden trees food preservation bee solar
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Shawn Harper
Posts: 423
Location: Portlandish, Oregon
30
forest garden fungi foraging
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Julia Winter wrote:There's a Portland Permaculture email list, sometimes you hear about events from that  
try emailing ppg-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

I'm also getting emails about Portland permaculture things via MeetUp.
https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-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.
 
Liv Smith
gardener
Posts: 495
Location: Pacific North West
328
cattle foraging books chicken cooking food preservation fiber arts writing homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Shawn Harper
Posts: 423
Location: Portlandish, Oregon
30
forest garden fungi foraging
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think that would work great.
 
Liv Smith
gardener
Posts: 495
Location: Pacific North West
328
cattle foraging books chicken cooking food preservation fiber arts writing homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ok, September is here.

I am thinking Saturday, Sept 14th, or Saturday, Sept 21st for a get together to chat about permaculture and homesteading, and eat some good food.

Who’s in? And what is your preferred day?

Post your interest here, and we’ll arrange the details via pm.
 
Shawn Harper
Posts: 423
Location: Portlandish, Oregon
30
forest garden fungi foraging
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm in and either day works fine for me.
 
Posts: 8
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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!
 
Posts: 1
Location: Camas, WA
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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!
 
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wanted to bump this thread and see if there is any interest in continuing or rekindling a PDX group.
 
Posts: 1
Location: Southwest WA / zone 8b
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm interested! I'm in Vancouver and I'm currently getting my 400 sqft community plot off the ground, so to speak.
 
pollinator
Posts: 112
Location: SW Washington
28
2
duck forest garden chicken
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
 
Posts: 8
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey Sally,

I’m also out here in The gorge outside Klickitat on 40 acres. The focus is regenerative/permaculture inspired. Feel free to give a shout if you want to connect.
Scott@basaltblossom.com
 
Sally Munoz
pollinator
Posts: 112
Location: SW Washington
28
2
duck forest garden chicken
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Very cool, howdy neighbor! :)
 
What's that smell? Hey, sniff this tiny ad:
Podcast 566 - RMH Jamboree 2021
https://permies.com/wiki/166199/Podcast-RMH-Jamboree
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic