Permaculture Learning and Work Party – Kid-Friendly!

Saturday, March 18, 11am-2pm

N. Concord Ave and N. Overlook Blvd.

Portland’s first traffic calming Placemaking Project is at the foot of North Concord Ave at Overlook Blvd, next to the big painted intersection. Come re-plant and refresh the groundbreaking planter project with sedums and other ecoroof plants that are low care, low water, high heat, low profile AND pollinator friendly plants. Kids welcome! Make wattle fencing, try honey tasting and have a bee hive visit! Tour the established, 6-year old food producing permaculture site next to the planters, and have fun getting dirty: sheet mulching, installing barriers for cane berries, hugelkultur terrace construction and more digging and planting.

Opportunities to dig and take home some plants (until they run out): Shasta daisies, blue Japanese iris, white iris, black currants, red currants, blackberries (shuksan), raspberries, rhubarb. Bring a shovel and carry home container to dig your own.

Bring the kids! Dress for weather (raingear, or sunscreen and hat if the sun comes out!), and bring your gloves and hand tools if you have them (some available), and a water bottle. Snacks provided.

Sponsored by The City Repair Project and Sustainable Overlook

Questions? Email sustainable @ overlook neighborhood. org

GPS: 3908 N Concord Ave 97227

Fall Film Series!

Join Sustainable Overlook for four great documentaries that will change the way you look at food, the economy and community. 

Free! All are welcome.

At New American Restaurant, 2103 N. Killingsworth St.:

Wednesday, Oct. 12    Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

Tuesday, Oct. 25       The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

At Lucky Lab Tap Room, 1700 N. Killingsworth St.:

Sunday, Nov. 6         The Economics of Happiness

Tuesday, Nov. 22       Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Films start at 7 pm. Discussion afterwards.

Food and drink available for purchase.

www.sustainableoverlook.orgeconomics-happiness-film

Sustainable Overlook 2106 Film series Poster 

2016 Overlook Yard Sale and Free Share, July 23-24!

 

This year’s Yard Sale will be held on Saturday July 23. By registering here, your home will be included on an anonymous map that will be physically printable and made available online via Google Maps. This map will be advertised via the Oregonian and Craigslist so that visitors and neighbors alike can quickly identify each participating sale in Overlook. This helps boost traffic and makes everyone’s sales more effective.The Free Share will happen the next day on Sunday the 24th. Set out any items that didn’t sell the day before, and offer up as free to neighbors. As in years’ past, we’ll only advertise the yard sale, this way the free share is preserved as more of an open exchange of used items between neighbors.

This event is sponsored by Sustainable Overlook, a group of neighborhood volunteers interested in building community and resilience.

Register here to be on the map.

Carbon Footprint Workshop

My Basic Carbon Footprint: A Free Workshop

Saturday, June 18, 2016  10am-noon  1905 N. Alberta St.
How much carbon are you personally dumping into the air? Figure out what your carbon footprint is (individual or household) at this free workshop. Instructor Mike O’Brien was for 10 years the city of Portland’s expert on green building, and built a showplace low-energy house right here in Overlook.  

Everyone welcome. Max 20 participants, please register below.

Gather and bring five pieces of information to the workshop. All of the electricity, natural gas and heating oil consumption figures can be gotten from your utility.
1. 12 months total of electricity used

PGE Customer Service: 800-542-8818

Pacific Power Customer Service: 888-221-707
2. 12 months total of natural gas consumed (if gas heat) or 12 months total of heating oil consumed (if oil heat)

Northwest Natural Customer Service: 800-422-401
3. 12 months total auto miles traveled (each car)
4. automobile gas mileage (each car)
5. 12 months total air miles travelled

Air travel distances: http://www.worldatlas.com/travelaids/flight_distance.htm

Register here

Questions? Email sustainable@overlookneighborhood.org

Presented by Sustainable Overlook

Yard Sale and Free Share!

Yard Sale and Free Share 2015 is coming up soon!

Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19.

Over 50 households participate in this fun annual event. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors – and reduce, reuse and recycle! We have online registration this year that is open now. Households that sign up will be marked on the map and on our website, and in published listings. Suggested donation $10 to cover printing and advertising costs.

The map will be available here July 15th so you can plan your treasure hunting route!

More info and registration HERE. 

2014 Overlook Yard Sale - Free Share Flier