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The 10th Annual Village Building Convergence 

May 8, 2010 by: Michael Cook

City Repair’s 10th Annual VilageBuildingConvergence will be taking place from May 28th till June 6th in Portland, OR. Everyone is invited to participate for in the 31 community placemaking sites that will be in creation all across the city and beyond. Learn about cob and natural building, permaculture, public art, and much more as you help bring these communities projects from an idea into a reality!

Download the VillageBuilder, official guide to the VBC, and check out our Site Pages for project information and the most up-to-date schedules.

In the evening, we encourage everyone to join us at St. David’s church 2800 SE Harrison, our central venue, where will join other village builders as well celebrate all the things we’ve accomplished and the sustainable world that we’re creating together!

The presenter’s this year are:

Presenters will also be offering featured VBC workshops throughout the week. See the Featured Workshop section for more info.

Ticket packages are available online in the Ticketing Section

Each evening will include a healthy, vegan meal prepared with love, an astounding presentation or performance by renowned experts on the forefront of world regeneration, and to top it all off, a spirit lifting musical performance! Each evening will be filled with knowledge, nourishment, and celebration! Come be a part of our village and share YOUR story!

Musial performances will include (click links for music):

WOW! We’re so excited about all of this. We’ve been working hard since the winter to prepare for this 10th year of urban village building and things are looking so good!

But we need more help!

One of the main ingredients in a healthy village is PARTICIPATION! Everyone can have a part to play so contact vbcvolunteer@cityrepair.org to find out how you can help! The placemaking sites will all need our help, but we can’t forget the organizing lifeforce behind the event (us!). We’ll need help with building out the central venue, picking up food donations by bike, promotion and publicity, dishwashing, etc. It’s all part of being in a village, and there’s even worktrade opportunities to get into the evening events!

This year we’re excited to be taking our village building to the next level with our advanced Village Building Design Course. This 40 hour workshop series is aimed to take placemakers and aspiring community leaders to the next level of urban village building, by empowering you with a deeper knowledge and understanding of placemaking as well as the ability to organize a VillageBuildingConvergence in your own city or community. This course is designed to be taken in parallel with your VBC experience with options for either a 4-day or 10-day schedule. Register for the training at the Ticketing Section contact vbdc@cityrepair.org for questions

Let’s go over that again!

Participate for free at community placemaking sites and/or sign up to take the VBDC during the day. Attend free site workshops or featured VBC workshops. Get tickets, or pay at the door, to join us for evening celebrations with food, presentations and musical performances. Contact vbcvolunteer@cityrepair.org for worktrade opportunities!

Visit vbc.cityrepair.org or contact vbc@cityrepair.org for more information!

VBC’ing ya!

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