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
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. Our raffle donations were the following: an original oil painting from Peru (Alfredo Zagaceta), a hand-made wire-wrapped pendant (Ben Ruch), a Kozmic Ryder Lucid Dream tea kit (Ani Ferlise), and cacao from Cacao King (Andrew Anunciation).