I am now a certified Permaculture Designer!! I completed the 8 month Urban Permaculture Design Course put on by The Planet Repair Institute and Jean’s Farm. It is a program that specializes in urban permaculture design as well as highlighting social permaculture as an important layer in transforming our world into a more fruitful place for all. Super grateful for my amazing instructors Mark Lakeman, Matt Bibeau, Ridhi D’Cruz and Julian Dominic and for their acknowledgment and tribute throughout of the course of indigenous peoples as the creators of this type of food production and design.
At the beginning of every weekend we met we shared different natural phenomenons that were going on during that season; like trees blossoming or fruit ripening. I was gifted with the awesome task of making a phenological calendar of all the months we met and drawing a coloring book based on what people said each month! It was the first time anyone has commissioned me for my illustrations and I hope to do more. 🙂
A new Patagonia store opened up downtown Portland town and my friend Cyrus Sutton had a screening of his new movie, Island Earth. An important movie about seeds, monsanto and understanding the deeper issues of what is going on in Hawaii around GMO farming and testing. He was super sweet and let me speak at the end to promote the upcoming Village Building Convergence!
Baby Chick season at work! Stoked to work at Naomi’s Farm Supply and be surrounded by awesome people, cute animals and beautiful plants!
The seeds are sprouting and growing in the green house, I’ve been skating a bit and crocheted this mandala for my archway into my faerie house.
City Repair has a new home! A beautiful house on Division street supporting local businesses and the City Repair team to help shake up, decolonize and build community in Portland and beyond!
In Portland…Following my dreams and……..Kale’n it!!!!