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For Humans, Bugs and Beauty — An Urban Food Forest Demonstration (333)

“This place is famous. People loving coming by here because at any time of year you can get something to eat.” Architect Mark Lakeman, co-founder of the City Repair project, gives a tour of the corner sidewalk outside his Portland office building, where a food forest is … [More...]

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Widening and Narrowing Circles: Summer News

Most of this newsletter is about Widening Circles — workshops, online summits and podcasts, and projects we’re glad are happening, many with Peak Moment guests. Our personal news could be called A Narrowing Circle:  We are putting down more roots in our community in what … [More]

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Connecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and Earth — Personal Tools for These Times, part 2 (332)

“If we’re going to really be present in this predicament, we’re going to have to befriend all of our emotions. So we teach some tools for how to do that. Being present with your body. How does the … [More]

Connecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and Earth — Personal Tools for These Times, part 1 (331)

“Every single metric [of abrupt climate change] has been accelerating since I took on writing the book [The Impossible Conversation] in 2014,” says Dean Spillane-Walker. “But … the calling of our … [More]

Share-It Square: Creating Neighborhood Gathering Spaces (330)

Every year for the past two decades, the neighbors near Sherrett Street in southeast Portland repaint their colorful street intersection. Resident Mighk Simpson gives us a tour on painting day. On the … [More]

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The Solar Eclipse: a Guest Post

  These are photos Robin took of the 2017 solar eclipse. She experienced the 1979 total solar eclipse near Goldendale, Washington, and it was a such a wondrous experience for her that she wanted to share this one with me. So, at the last minute, we packed up the … [More...]