Port Townsend VIllage Building Convergence
2015 Schedule ♥
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Be a neighborhood site
July 25-29, 2015
July 25-29, 2015
Working together with our neighbors and community members, we remember and create the village heart in our neighborhoods, one block at a time.
What is a Village Building Convergence?
In the year 2000, Portland, Oregon hosted the first annual "natural building convergence". During the collective construction of the first passive-solar natural building ADU in Portland, they realized we were doing so much more than natural building -- they were village building. It took builders, but also organizers, cooks, designers, gardeners, materials scavengers, volunteers, musicians, visionaries, and more to bring it to fruition!
Now, the VBC in Portland is attended by hundreds of people annually - locals and travelers from afar, gaining international attention for the most effective sustainability work in urban settings.
How? Neighbors work together to create public spaces in their neighborhoods which are designed based on the common values of the people who live there. The installation of these projects contribute ever-more to a thriving local economy, and more importantly to a sense of place among the people who live there. Beauty and pride are restored to the landscape we deeply inhabit - instead of only pass through without impact. We make a difference by way of Regenerative leadership, together. We Love, and from that love, we Create, and its effects ripple farther than we can track.
Daytime Creation, Nightime Celebration!
During the 5 days of the Convergence, we will install community projects. During the evenings, we will gather to share stories and celebrate. Most evening gatherings will be at 612 Polk Street, but will also rotate to showcase different sites.
Video (From year 2010 in Portland)
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