Past Events

Tree Planting at Forest Park
with Friends of Trees
February 22nd, 2020
Portland, Oregon

For this event, Conscious Growth helped remove invasive English Ivy and planted 925 native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to enhance the iconic Forest Park. Big thanks to Friends of Trees for providing the plants, gloves, tools, and guidance!

2020 Emergence: Activation & Creation for the New Year
at the Lloyd Center
January 4th, 2020
Portland, Oregon

This event helped people to emerge into 2020 by envisioning their goals, moving their bodies into alignment, and crafting their desires for the new year. We organized 3 yoga classes, live music performances, crafting stations, live painters, astrological insights, intuitive readers, tea service, organic lunch service, and networking opportunities. It was a great experience for our community to support a healthy transition into the next decade!

Dammed to Extinction Screening
at the Lloyd Center
December 15th, 2019
Portland, Oregon

Conscious Growth hosted a screening of the film Dammed to Extinction, that was followed by a Q & A session with filmmakers Michael Peterson and Steven Hawley. Proceeds from the film were donated to the Center for Whale Research, a nonprofit organization in Washington dedicated to the study and conservation of the Southern Resident orca population in the Pacific Northwest.

More information about this film is available at: www.dammedtoextinction.com/
Sign the petition here: www.columbiariverkeeper.org/take-action-orcas

Peace for Amazonia: A Holiday Benefit Fair
at the Lloyd Center
December 6th-8th, 2019
Portland, Oregon

This was a 3-day event that promoted awareness, connection, and support for the Amazon Rainforest. Local artisan vendors showcased holiday “gifts for good, and donated at least 20% of their proceeds to the Dessana Institute, an environmental organization in Manaus, Brazil that works to protect and restore the Amazon Rainforest through permaculture education. We also organized a cacao ceremony, live music, inspirational speakers, and live painters that led us into a deeper understanding of how we can co-create the world we desire to live in.

Revitalize: A Community Healing Event
at Oasis of Change
November 23rd, 2019
Portland, Oregon

For this event, Conscious Growth revitalized our community by providing two yoga classes, herbal tea blending, Gongfu tea service, open poetry readings, and networking opportunities. It was held at Oasis of Change, a local wellness center that integrates all aspects of health where families and individuals can celebrate life.

Saum Creek Trail Tree Planting
with Friends of Trees
November 16th, 2019
Portland, Oregon

For this event, Conscious Growth organized a group of 17 people to help plant 1,050 native trees and 300 pollinator plants at Saum Creek Trail in Tualitin, Oregon. Big thanks to Friends of Trees for providing the tree saplings, gloves, tools, and planting guidance!

Hillberry Music Festival
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
October 10th-13th, 2019

  • Workshop #1 – Recycled Instrument Making
    First, we made guitars out of cardboard, paper towel tubes, and rubber bands. Second, we made rhythm shakers out of plastic water bottles (or plastic cups) with lids and beads. Third, we made harmonicas out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and straws.
  • Workshop #2 – Recycled Halloween Craft Making
    Using toilet paper tubes and egg cartons, we made bats, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, spiders, and pumpkins!

The Great Willamette Clean-Up
with Willamette Riverkeeper
October 5th, 2019
Portland, Oregon

For this event, we teamed up with Willamette Riverkeeper, a local nonprofit organization in Portland dedicated to river conservation and restoration. From 9am to 12pm, we picked up trash at Kelley Point Park, and area covering the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. 

Northwest Permaculture Convergence
at Lost Valley Education & Event Center
September 28th, 2019

Our Founder and Executive Director, Ashley Bonn, gave a presentation at this event called, “Shifting from a Linear Economy to Reciprocity.” She described how organizations can redirect their inputs and outputs to circulate as mutually beneficial feedback loops. By healing our relationships between humans and the natural world, she believes we can create regenerative and resilient lifestyles.

Apple Fest: A Fall Equinox Event
with Tryon Life Community Farm
September 21st, 2019

Workshop ~ Cultivate & Integrate: Plant Seeds in Recycled Origami
For this event, we showed people how brown paper bags from grocery stores can be folded up into cubes and used as seed pods. Once the seeds sprout, the paper pods can be planted directly into the ground and will quickly biodegrade!

Onion Music Festival
at Pegasus Project PDX
September 21st, 2019

  • Workshop #1 – Cultivate & Integrate: Plant Seeds in Recycled Origami
    For this workshop, we showed people how brown paper bags from grocery stores can be folded up into cubes and used as seed pods. Once the seeds sprout, the paper pods can be planted directly into the ground and will quickly biodegrade!
  • Workshop #2 – Educate & Activate: Learn Ways to Help the Amazon Rainforest
    For this workshop, we shared information about the devastating fires that burned Amazonia. Then, we held a raffle drawing and raised $400 for Amazon Watch, a nonprofit organization that helps protect the Amazon Rainforest and its indigenous peoples. Thank you Alfredo Zagaceta (Peruvian artist) for donating an original oil painting to this raffle!

Sawtooth Valley Gathering
Saturday, July 27th 2019
Stanley, Idaho

Workshop ~ Let It Grow: Create a Recycled Garden Planter
For this event, we collected disposed cups generated on site and washed/dried them. The next day, we set up a booth where kids planted kale, basil, squash, and strawberries in the recycled cups. This workshop promoted sustainability, recycling, and garden education in a festival setting!

Oregon Country Fair
Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th
Veneta, Oregon

Workshop ~ Recycled Mask Making
For this event, we collected disposed materials generated on site and washed/dried them. The next day, we set up a booth where people created their own masks made out of the recycled materials. This was a great way to help divert the waste stream, promote sustainable festival production, and encourage artistic creativity!

Email: info@conscious-growth.org

EIN #: 84-1942667

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