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Portland Permies? (Monthly meetup anyone?)

 
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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!
 
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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”?
 
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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.
 
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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/
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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I think that would work great.
 
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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.
 
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I'm in and either day works fine for me.
 
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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!
 
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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!
 
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