“The most radical thing you can do is commit to your community,” said Mark Lakeman, one of the guest teachers in our 5-day long permaculture module at Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Centre. Continue reading →
The Meaningful Work Project is proud to support an exciting upcoming workshop with Mark Lakeman from Portland:
Cracks in the Pavement
Placemaking and the remaking of a modern citywith Mark Lakeman
Thursday July 17th
7pm – 9m
We invite you and your friends to join us for an inspiring look at what is possible in the city of Calgary and in your neighbourhood!
This inspiring talk is geared towards anyone from community builders, public service people, artists, industry professionals, municipal government employees and activists.
Mark Lakeman is an inspired urban designer who, with his neighbours, transformed their own intersection into a place for community gatherings and interaction in 1996. This started a mini-revolution in Portland, OR that has spread throughout the city and birthed City Repair, an organization that engages citizens in transforming places.
The Meaningful Work Project is going to explore local economies, ecovillages, permaculture and more in Oregon at the end of January.
The famous cat condos at the Planet Repair Institute in Portland.
MWP Founder/Director Alla and long-time volunteer and Advisory Group member Lindsay are planning on taking a 4-day course at Breitenbush Ecovillage focusing on a permaculture approach to the economy. This is part of a year-long, four-seasons Permaculture Design Certificate; however, we’re focusing specifically on this module. Some of the topics include: Shifting the Global Economy to Sustainability, Right Livelihood, Local Economies , Community Banks and Currencies, Legal and Financial Issues. A great fit for the Meaningful Work Project.