Urban farms. Co-working spaces. Art galleries. Dance Party. Rain Barrels. Natural Crafts. Plant Swap and Sale. Pedaling. Culture Building. Friends.
An intersection of ecology, community, social justice, and dancing. Come to create community and improve local spaces at an educational hands-on festival of autumn abundance. Learn techniques in the classroom and get your hands dirty in the field with workshops and parties throughout the weekend.
Special guests from Oregon and California will partner with local educators and experts in a series of community events while panelists share their reflections from the sustainability movement on the Front Range.
Panelists kick off Saturday morning with a conversation on work and play softening the edges in our city. Share a moment developing collaborative community engagement and celebrating our place in a growing Denver.
For more information on events happening in Boulder part of the City Repair Village Building Weekend Click HERE
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Repair Your City Workshop: Placemaking in Boulder with City Repair**
What: 4 hour hands-on workshop on urban placemaking, eco-design principles and brainstorming future Village Building projects in Boulder.
Where: Boulder Public Library, Flagstaff room
When: 10am-2pm Friday, October 7th
Cost: $15-$50 sliding scale. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a discounted ticket. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Annual Member Meeting & Dinner
When: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Green Spaces, 2590 Walnut Street, Denver
**Children’s area and activities at Green Spaces during Morning Session and Workshops**
9:00am -Breakfast and Registration at Green Spaces, 2590 Walnut St
9:30-9:45am – Opening Ceremony: Life on the Edge (What does it mean to live on the Edge?)
9:45-10:45am – Keynote Panel – The Edge & the Intersection: A cultural, ecological and historical look at the challenges and solutions that have emerged along the Front Range. We’ll uncover how edges and intersectionality are important in our own lives and learn about organizations in the community that are working in these critical areas.
10:45-11:45am – Village Building and City-Repair— A Presentation with special guests from Oregon City Repair Project Mark Lakeman and Ridhi D’Cruz
11:45pm-1:00pm – Lunch with Foodtrucks: Green Tree Stir Fry & Judah’s Island Shack
1:00-4:00pm – Permablitzes & Workshops @ Seeds of Power Unity Farm, 3551 Humboldt
Compost Tea Bubbler Build
Introduction to Permaculture with Damien Thompson
Up-Cycled Gate Construction
1:00-4:00pm – Permablitzes & Workshops @@ Moondog Community Farm, 333 22nd Ave
Divide2Multiply Plant Share with lee Recca
1:00-4:00pm – Workshops @Green Spaces 2590 Walnut St
1-2pm: Harvest Rainwater in barrels with Michael Alcazar
2-3pm: Water Kefir: Probiotics Sugar and Sisterhood Asia Dorsey
3-4pm: Anti-Racism & Liberatory Healing: Regenerating from Harmful Social Patterns with Roshan Bliss
4:30 Community Announcements @ Green Spaces
4:45pm – Closing Ceremony with Reflections on the Day
5:00-6:30pm – Dinner with Food trucks: La Bonita @ Green Spaces
SUNDAY BIKE TOUR: Woo hoo! It is that time again to pedal to our favorite examples of regenerative growing of food and community! This year we are limiting the sites to three, moving from Park Hill to the Regis area in Northwest Denver. Our focus is urban community farms that have expressly designed a social confluence: healing community by growing food.
We sure hope to see you there, and please care for your health with a helmet, skin protection and lots of water!
11:45-12:00 Gather at Dahlia Campus For Health & Wellbeing 35th and Dahlia (Tour of garden and greenhouse)
1:00 Gather at Seeds of Power Unity Farm 36th and Humboldt (Talk of site design including invisible structures)
2:00 Sister Gardens 2861 W 52nd Avenue (Site tour and talk. Chance to join work party and celebration afterwards)
Permablitz at Sister Gardens, 2861 West 52nd Ave. (Facebook info)
Join us as we cap off a very special weekend of regenerative practice in Denver with a Permaculture Action Day at Sister Gardens.
We will prepare the farm for winter and build a structure to protect the cob oven from the elements and provide a permanent shade space for gatherings at the farm.
We’ll open the day at 10:30am and wrap up work by 2:30, when the Denver Permaculture Confluence’s bike tour concludes at the site.
We will be joined by a very special Eco-Wakening acrobatics performance at 2:30, and then Ridhi D’Cruz and Mark Lakeman from the world-renowned The City Repair Project will lead a Repair Your City workshop from 3:15-5:45.
This will be a potluck event with live music from 11-2:30pm.
Please visit the Front Range Village Building Extravaganza w/ City Repair Project and 2nd Annual Confluence: Life on The Edge-A Changing Climate, A Changing City pages for information about the other village building events taking place this weekend.
Sister Gardens is a 1 acre vegetable and herb garden on the Aria Denver campus. Garden produce is sold at a pay-as-you-can farm stand, to restaurants and is distributed to Warren Village, a transitional housing facility that helps low income single parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency.