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Community Gardens: Restoring Food Sovereignty

  • Migration Brewing Co. 2828 NE Glisan St Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Thursday, February 26th at 6:30pm is City Repair’s monthly Village Pollinators Night at Migration Brewing Co.. An event that honors communities for transforming urban space into a common gathering place ultimately creating a healthy, safer and happier neighborhoods. This month, Will Lillard, the gardening coordinator for Kazuko Garden, will discuss his experiences working refugee and immigrant communities in the garden.

The Migration Brewing Co. has kindly offered to host us upstairs and will be donating a portion of food and drink sales to City Repair.

The event will feature a short presentation from Will Lillard and other 'Village Pollinators," of Kazuko Garden. They will be presenting about the history of their neighborhood, how the neighborhood created the garden and the profound cultural diversity and social impact it has made on all of their lives.

Mark Lakeman, the founder of City Repair, will be introducing the speaker with a few words of about his experience with the Kazuko Garden. After the presentation, audience members interested in hosting a community placemaking project will be invited to ask Will any questions they may have. Marc Tobin, the Executive Director of City Repair, will be on hand to play acoustic guitar for us after the presentation.

Community placemaking project applications will be on hand for folks who are interested in becoming a Village Pollinators themselves!

City Repair has been building stronger communities through grassroots led public art and natural building for over 15 years from the Sunnyside Sunflower to the Syracuse intersection in St. John’s.

Please invite your friends, family and neighbors to join you. Thank you!