Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm
Urban Bee Habitat Workshop With spring around the corner, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) will host a workshop on March 19th on how to start a bee-friendly garden project in your neighborhood. Did you know that planting bee-friendly flowers is the most important thing you can do to help save both native bees and honey bees? Even if you don't know a daisy from a daffodil, its easy to grow some pollen-bearing plants that the bees will love. It's even more fun if you join with your neighbors to learn about bees and take action together. That's what residents of the Sabin Community Association did, and now they want to share some practical tips that will help you start a bee-friendly garden project in your community. Join the following experts for a panel discussion and Q&A: • Mace Vaughan, Pollinator Program Director at Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and co-founder of the Sabin Bee-Friendly Garden Project • Tim Wessels, Master Beekeeping Instructor at Oregon State University, President of the Portland Urban Beekeepers, and founder of Bridgetown Bees • Diane Benson, Coordinator for the Sabin Bee-Friendly Garden Project • Glen Andresen, Gardening and beekeeping educator and host of The Dirtbag, a KBOO radio show about organic gardening The Sabin Bee-Friendly Garden Tour is a free, self-guided tour with 41 sites that you can visit whenever you like – spring, summer or fall. A map and a guide to the gardens are available on the Sabin website (sabinpdx.org). Sabin hopes to inspire other neighborhoods to create similar projects for protecting pollinators and building community. Photo Credit: bloomgal via Compfight cc http://www.facebook.com/events/1428875170690328/
Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6-8pm
Drawing on Martin Luther King Jr.’s compelling vision of a Beloved Community, the Community Legacy Program and the Community Cycling Center have teamed up to facilitate an open dialogue to move us closer to “the dream.” This Community Conversation will explore what shared prosperity and community abundance look like and how we can work together to turn the vision into reality. Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Conversations offer opportunities for people to come together to foster deeper understanding of social dynamics that impact community. Community Legacy Program recognizes that everyone has something positive to contribute in experience and wisdom. The Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling to build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. Bring your friends and family to this free event and discover pathways to new possibilities! This event is sponsored by Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages. It will take place on Thursday, February 20th, from 6pm to 8pm at Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), 4815 NE 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97211. Please RSVP online or by phone at 503.546.7499 by February 17th. Everyone is welcome! Enjoy free refreshments and a raffle. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided, with 48 hours advanced notice. The Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages is a free resource for sharing community-building stories, strategies and ideas.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 7-9pm
NECN's Land Use and Transportation Meeting, where BPS staff will discuss RICAP 6. Contact Claire Adamsick, 503-388-5004
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6-8pm
Sharing Ideas events illuminate positive, grassroots efforts of neighbors, volunteer groups and organizations throughout Portland that foster shared understanding. Presenters will provide inspirational insights revealing how they moved their project ideas into action, where they are today and their future hopes and dreams. This Sharing Ideas presentation features two local projects that bring people together from a variety of backgrounds to share skills and resources: Repair PDX is a volunteer led group that organizes repair cafés all over Portland, inviting participants to bring their broken items to get fixed for free. Outgrowing Hunger is a nonprofit founded in 2011 to create participatory opportunities for improving the accessibility and affordability of fresh produce. Please RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503.546.7499. The event is free and open to the community! Refreshments will be provided. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 6:15-9pm
Join the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and Resolutions Northwest for an introduction to Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. While non-violent communication is applicable to all parts of life, this workshop focuses on communicating and resolving conflicts with another person in the community setting: making relationships with neighbors and navigating community meetings. At this free workshop, participants will be introduced to NVC, practice communication tools, and explore how to apply non-violent communication in community settings. Wed Oct 16, 6:00pm Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) 4815 NE 7th Ave., bus lines 6 and 72 6-6:30 networking & snacks 6:30-9 workshop RSVP requested but not required: email@example.com or 503-388-5004 Trainers: Stuart Watson is the Coordinator of the Neighbor Mediation Program at Resolutions Northwest, a family mediator with ProgressiveMediation.com and co-founder of ORNCC.net. Theresa Logan is an active neighborhood mediator and facilitator with ResolutionsNorthwest.org and brings enthusiasm and experience practicing Non-Violent Communication. Image Credit: Speak Up, Howard Lake via http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ http://www.facebook.com/events/219171158250566/