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Permies at the Oregon Country Fair

 
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The Oregon Country Fair  July 8,9,10   Veneta Oregon   (15 miles west of Eugene)

The Oregon Country Fair > Energy Park > Ag Alley

The Fair, to me, is so huge and awesome that I can do little justice to it in a few words.

It takes place on 200+ privately owned acres.   Imagine a dozen music venues all going at the same time.    Outrageous food booths.   Marching bands and costumed parades.   Barnwood, tye-dye and celebration.   Did I say all going on at the same time?    All in a late - succession forest on the meandering Long Tom River.

Energy Park and Ag Alley is a small but very popular part of this event.   Find us there.
edit:   We're all about education.  There is nothing for sale in Energy Park and Ag Alley.

Marisha Auerbach - The Seed Exchange booth

Rick Valley - The Permaculture booth

Amigo Cantisano - The Organic Matters booth
Oregon Tilth
Peace Seeds (Alan Kapuler aka Mushroom)
Aprovecho
The Mycoguild - Paul Stamets usually makes an appearance.
R-evolution Gardens - A real working profitable permaculture csa farm from Manzanita Or.
Sun Frost refrigerators
The Physics Booth - Real scientists talking about energy and the future of energy
Sustainable architecture
Cargo bicycles
Solar, wind, hydro, bio-diesel, PASSIVE ARCHITECTURE
Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Did I mention FUN?   Lots of it!
And as someone usually says, much much more.
I am the booth coordinator for all this.  Contact me for more info about booths (for next year)
Gary Gregory raincrow@wildblue.net
Go here: www.oregoncountryfair.org/ for info about the larger part of the fair, directions, tickets (all pre- purchased)
 
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I am new to this site, but I have been going to the OCF my whole life (35 years). I am also pretty new to permaculture, so I am hoping to learn some more about it at the fair. If you know anyone who knows permaculture and is approachable that will be at the fair, I would love to talk to them. I am so excited, I will be there in nine days. Take care and have a great fair, Jesse
 
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Jesse Chastain wrote:
I am new to this site, but I have been going to the OCF my whole life (35 years). I am also pretty new to permaculture, so I am hoping to learn some more about it at the fair. If you know anyone who knows permaculture and is approachable that will be at the fair, I would love to talk to them. I am so excited, I will be there in nine days. Take care and have a great fair, Jesse



Ag Alley is inside Energy Park off to the right.    Find the permaculture booth and ask for Rick Valley or Marisha Averbach in the seed exchange booth, both top notch permaculture teachers.  I think I'm right that Rick was part of Paul's (this site owner) early permie education.    Then there's other booths such as aprovecho, peace seeds, oregon tilth, organic matters, the mycoguild and r-evolution gardens.  All there just to share information with folks like you.

Wow, 35 years at the fair, that's awesome!
 
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Thank you
 
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It reminds me of a psychadelic medieval refugee camp. 
 
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An open air hippy mall with barn wood.
 
Ruth Stout was famous for gardening naked. Just like this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
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