Panel Presentation: Soil, Ecology and Climate.

June 13th at 7 PM

The Cleaners

1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205


James CassidySenior Instructor, Soil Physics & Organic Agriculture at OSU.

Soil! – What it is & How it works…

It’s ALL about soil! Most people only have a vague idea of what soil is and how it works.  You will learn more than you ever thought possible from this lecture.  The reason you are alive, what nutrients are, how soil stores water and nutrients.  The fundamentals that ALL humans on the planet Earth should know!

Melanie MaloneSchool of the Environment at PSU.

Explore the effects that pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer use on water bodies or stream systems. The modification of soils over time through agriculture and how that has impacted water quality

Mulysa MelcoM.Ag. Landscape Designer-Resilience Design

Rediscovering the links between soil, ecology and climate and how we can help to mitigate climate change by reconsidering our relationship with our environment.

Film Screen of Symphony of the SoilDirected by Deborah Koon Garcia

June 15th at 7 PM


351 NE 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Book presentation. Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life.

June 16th at 7 PM


(721 NW 9th Ave #200, Portland, OR 97209)


David R. MontgomeryMacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington.

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population.

Soils: Urban Farming and Climate

Saturday June 17th at 2:00 PM

Malden Community Orchard

7677 SE 87th, Portland Oregon


Jenn DavisBee Friendly Portland Founder and Pollinator Collective member

Bees, Our Food, and Climate Change

Now that Trump has pulled out of the climate accord, what will happen to our bees?  Bees are in immediate, serious risk from climate change, according to scientists.  And over 700 of our North American native bees, crucial to our wild ecosystem and food supply, are currently threatened with extinction.  Come drink lemonade and sit in the shade with Bee Friendly Portland founder and beekeeper Jenn Davis for a 40 minute talk with photos on the challenges our important pollinators face, and how you can help!

Melanie RiosCity Repair 

All about Biochar

What humble black and crumbly substance can sequester carbon, increase soil fertility, protect forests, cook food, purify water, and help with emergency human waste sanitation?  It’s biochar, a form of charcoal you can make yourself in a home-made stove.  This workshop will provide ideas for making and using biochar in your backyard for everyday purposes and in emergency situations.

-Refreshments will be served, and you can check out the beautiful pollinator habitat at the wonderful Malden Community Orchard-. 

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