2010 Sustainable Neighborhood (not just) Bike Tour Schedule
17, 18 – River Road Community Organization/RRCO. July 17 meet at 11AM at Rosetta Park, Benjamin and Evergreen. Visit pesticide-free public park space, chicken-keeping, permaculture design, green building, neighborhood collaboration, and more. Open house afterwords at suburban permaculture site at 212 Benjamin, 3 to 5PM.
7 – Friendly Neighborhood- West (of Jefferson St)/FAN-West (excursion into Crest Dr neighborhood 8/7). Meet at Friendly Street Market, 2757 Friendly, at 11AM. Tour will include community right-of-way cooperative “Common Ground” garden, chickenkeeping, beekeeping, edible landscaping, passive solar design home by UO women’s student architecture group, high-density new urbanism ‘Lucia Village’ community, permaculture home design presentation by Heiko Koester, and more
8 - Friendly Neighborhood- East (Jefferson St & east)FAN-East. Meet at Village School, 2855 Lincoln, 1 PM. Tour will include a permaculture design presentation by Heiko Koester, a visit to a solar PV College Hill home, as well as a visit to a home with an ultra hi-efficient ductless heat pump indoor climate system.
14 – Jefferson Westside, 10AM, meet at Monroe Park. Tour will include chickenkeeping, beekeeping, permaculture gardens, recycled garden art, water catchment, solar panels, and more. The tour homes are within walking distance of each other.
21 – Amazon, meet at Camas Ridge Community School, 1150 East 29th Avenue, at 10am. Tour will visit school gardens, feature beekeeping, chickenkeeping, communally built outdoor oven, aerobic composting, compost teamaking, passive/active solar design, rainwater catchment, green building, and more.
4 – Whiteaker Community Council/WCC
11- Fairmount Neighborhood- more to come.
18 – Active Bethel Citizens/ABC. Tour features a permaculture-designed eco-village, backyard chickens, rainwater catchment, ‘geo-thermal’ heating (more to come), PV solar design, and a gathering at Peterson Barn featuring locally-grown food. More to come.
19 (Sunday)- Laurel Hill Valley. 1-3 pm. Meet at Northwest Youth Corps, 2621 Augusta St. Tour by bike, pedicab and carpool. Sites feature organic gardens, PV electricity, green home design and reuse of materials, wildlife-friendly landscaping, small-scale chickenkeeping, food preservation, bioswales and watershed protection.
25 – Southeast Neighbors/SEN, meet at 450 E 30th Ave, 10 AM.