Volunteers Needed to Distribute October Calendar in Their Local Neighborhoods

October calendars have been printed and we need volunteers to distribute them in their local neighborhoods. This means visiting the cafes, co-ops, and community spaces in your neighborhood and putting the calendar onto the bulletin board. It might also mean taking down and replacing the September calendar if it happens to be there. If there is no space, you can take down a poster for an event that has already occurred.

We would like volunteers for N, NE, SE, SW, and NW. Specific streets and neighborhoods we want to hit: Alberta St, Mississippi St, Hawthorn St, Killingsworth St, Division St, Woodstock St, Sellwood, Pearl, Downtown, PSU and any other places we forgot!

I will drop off 10 or 15 calendars with each volunteer. Message me on facebook, or send an email to portlandfreeskool@gmail.com, or reply here.

Portland Free Skool is a radical project. It is part of an alternative world that exists in parallel with the world of money, hierarchy, capitalism and state control. It is a seed that germinates in each mind that encounters it. We need your help to start building the gift economy today!

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Radical Simplicity

Thursday, October 6, 6:30pm
Basement of the Red Sea Community Church, 7535 N Chicago Ave

How to Save the Earth and Free your Mind at the Same Time – a conversation about living with little or no money. Satya Vayu is a Zen meditation teacher, an old-growth forest activist, and a member of “Food-Not-Bombs”. Over the last few years he has given presentations and written articles on Simple Living. This presentation will discuss how “we can all choose a life of very minimal environmental impact and very little cooperation with a system we don’t like, if we just choose to do so…and we can have every bit as much of a rich and satisfying life (actually much more so) if we do”. Satya will also tailor the presentation to cover to the interests of the specific audience.

Hackeysack 101

Sundays, 2pm
Colonel Sumner Park (SE 17th Ave & SE Taylor St)

This course will offer a step-by-step introduction to Hackeysack. Players will be introduced to the basic concepts of the game as well as the basic movements. Mostly though, we’ll just be kicking around the sack. Phil, 240-755-1994

How to Make a Composting Toilet is being offered again.

Wed, October 12, 6pm – 7pm
RSVP for location 503-249-6343

A composting toilet is a dry toilet that uses a predominantly aerobic processing system that treats excreta, typically with no water or small volumes of flush water, via composting or managed aerobic decomposition. Composting toilets may be used as an alternative to flush toilets in situations where there is no suitable water supply or waste treatment facility available or to capture nutrients in human excreta as humanure. The human excrement is normally mixed with sawdust, coconut coir, peat moss to support aerobic processing, absorb liquids, and to reduce the odor. The decomposition process is generally faster than the anaerobic decomposition using in wet Sewage treatment systems such as septic systems.

Types of Attraction and Relationship Models

Wed, September 14, 6pm – 9pm
Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th Ave, Portland OR.

We often speak of sexual orientation, but aren’t our relationships with others a little more complicated? Explore complex issues surrounding the concepts of attraction, relationships, and the concept of “friend”. Explore the various ways that we experience and share intimacy.

How to Make a Composting Toilet

Thu, September 15, 7pm – 8pm.
RSVP for location. 503-249-6343

A composting toilet is a dry toilet that uses a predominantly aerobic processing system that treats excreta, typically with no water or small volumes of flush water, via composting or managed aerobic decomposition. Composting toilets may be used as an alternative to flush toilets in sit…uations where there is no suitable water supply or waste treatment facility available or to capture nutrients in human excreta as humanure. The human excrement is normally mixed with sawdust, coconut coir, peat moss to support aerobic processing, absorb liquids, and to reduce the odor. The decomposition process is generally faster than the anaerobic decomposition using in wet sewage treatment systems such as septic systems.

Monkey’s Fist & Knot Theory

Thu, September 22, 7pm – 8pm
Colonel Sumner Park (SE 17th St and SE Taylor St).

Monkey’s fist or monkey paw is a type of knot, so named because it looks somewhat like a small bunched fist/paw. It is tied at the end of a rope to serve as a weight, making it easier to throw, and also as an ornamental knot. This type of weighted rope can be used as an improvised weapon, called a slungshot by sailors. Learn how to tie this interesting knot! This class will be taught near to and just after the Food Not Bombs serving of free vegan food.

Acupuncture for the Soul

Fridays, 7pm – 9pm
4737 NE 19th Ave (near Alberta St)

Access states of peace, bliss, tranquility. 53 year old Jumnah will share her life-skills with you. There will be a question/answer session at the end of the short talk. Aside from philosophy, she will share her decades of experience and knowledge of essential oils. (not an actual acupuncture class)