Northwest Permaculture Convergence Needs Ride Leader Volunteers

Information via Jan Spencer:

Would you like to see a greener, more healthy and resilient Eugene? You can help.

The 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence is looking for eight or so bike enthusiasts to help escort several bike tours that will be visiting “green” sites in Eugene. The tours will be Friday, August 28. They will leave and return to the River Road Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Drive in the River Road Neighborhood. Each site will have its own person speaking.

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The tours are part of the Convergence, which will take place August 28 to 30 at the River Road Recreation Center and will include presentations, plenary sessions, a free outdoor Expo on Saturday and the Friday site tours. The entire event is about downsizing our eco foot print and upsizing civic culture and planet friendly lifestyles. The Convergence theme is “Greening Our Neighborhoods With Permaculture.”

We have five site tours planned and we would like to find eight or so experienced bike riders – at least two for each tour – to escort the riders so they are safe and no one is lost, perhaps help fix the odd flat. The tours range in length from 7 miles to 15 miles. Stagin will be at the Rec Center at 9 AM. Four tours will finish in the early afternoon. The tours will also include car pooling. Tour escorts are not responsible for car pooling. Carpools will have maps.

Two tours will visit properties with edible landscaping, solar design, rain water catchment, reclaiming automobile space, natural building, cooperation between neighbors and more.

Other tours will visit green business, sites with aspects of Block Planning, shared residential living, habitat restoration and citizen initiative on public property. See actual tour destinations below.

Compensation?

You will see some great sites in Eugene that help point the way to a more green and resilient Eugene. You will help people learn about reducing their eco footprint. The tours are free. How many people? We don’t know. Could be ten people, could be forty + for each tour.

Secure bike parking.

We also plan secure bike parking within a chain link fence at the Rec Center where people will check their bikes and come back for them when they are ready to leave. We invite help managing the bike parking. Starting at 5 PM Friday and ending at 5 PM Sunday. We can offer dinner and plenary session Friday for help with the tour and setting up the bike parking.

If you are interested to help, please contact Jan at info@northwestpermaculture.org Thanks!.

You can learn more about the Convergence at www.northwestpermaculture.org The Convergence will be a unique opportunity for greening Eugene. Part of it is free, part requires registration. Please tell your friends about the Convergence. Thanks!

Site Tours

Tour 1 and 2 [Morning and Afternoon] – River Road Neighborhood – ten sites – 7 hours. Three miles. One tour leads into the other.

Tour 2 – Green Businesses – CAT, Back Yard Farmer, Green Store, Growers Market Co-op, Hummingbird Wholesale. 4 hours. Seven miles.

Tour 3 – East Blair Housing Co-op, Maitreya Eco Village, Common Ground Garden and a private home in Friendly Neighborhood. 5 hours. Ten miles

Tour 4 – Private homes – shared residential, cooperative living. 5 hours. Fifteen miles.

Author: Shane MacRhodes

Contributor & co-editor. Papa. Active Transportation Professional. BEST Board Member.