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Tonight: benefit for VBC Sauna -FUN!

Hey! It's tonight at Liberty hall

Good food, good music, dancin, cake walk
A benefit to help us build a cob sauna
Community organization information tables
Many Old-timey bands including:
Gothic Outhouse
Oreo's shindig Ol' Timely band
7 year tango
Trashcan Joe

It's a fundraising event to try to raise funds to build a cob sauna at Try/on Life Farm Community Sauna project

This project is part of the upcoming Village Convergence project. We need the funds to buy materials. The site will be used as a "show me" education project teaching Cob building techniques during the convergence.

Here's the details about the event:

Sunday April 18, 7-11 PM
Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy Street
Raffle & Silent Auction
Ole timey bands and dancin'
Food and spirits
$10 - $100 (no one turned away for lack of $)

For more information check  http://farm.truffula.net/

The Try/on Life Farm is:

We are communities of personal, political transformation, come together to root into this particular earth, these particular ecosystems, to learn the dance of decentralized coherence, to reinforce each other by gently overlapping.

We are being born, becoming. Join us with your energy, your wisdom, your skills and resources: with luck and labor, we will be catalysts for our only hope: sustainable, thickly woven social relations of love and respect.

We inhabit (by living or playing, working or praying) 7 rural acres tucked into 700 forested acres of Tryon Creek State Park, half an hour by bike from downtown Portland. Half-cleared, half-cultivated, and inside the urban growth boundary: developers are champing at the bit to churn the land into condos.

We, instead, will take the land in common as a revolutionary fragment of the world we know is possible, an urban density permaculture community of artists and farmers and communers with nature coming together, making space for spirit.

Our vision's key elements:

* Wild power. We will show how humans can live symbiotically and responsibly in and around wildness. We will prioritize healing our watershed by minimizing runoff and sedimentation.

* Stacking functions. All communities for new worlds of love, respect, and cooperation will focus on finding ways to live, work, and play in the land together. The landscape will be artistic and edible, prayer-filled and practical.

* Midwifing hope. We will become a cultural laboratory, a healing retreat, a community center for learning by example.

We seek individuals and collectives as partners. Whether developing projects, crafting proposals, or reaching out to others; with an eye to living here, working on the land, or simply helping out: we need you, your energy, your inspiration.

homepage: homepage: http://farm.truffula.net/