City Repair, a Portland non-profit, works with artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. We support communities in designing and building permaculture gardens, earthen buildings, and street paintings known at "intersection repair." Many communities intertwine these projects to have a dynamic community zone. We have an open request for proposals (RFP) through January and application info and details about upcoming information sessions can be found on our website cityrepair.org.
For folks living outside of Portland, we can help consult on how to work with your city government to do similar projects, which may require changing city ordinances. Many similar projects have developed up and down the West Coast in both the USA and Canada.
Here's a video and some photos of intersection repairs:
It looks like it's time for me to write you a reality check! Or maybe a tiny ad!