We have several ongoing events open to the public at Kailash Ecovillage.
Every Saturday afternoon, Food Not Bombs PDX prepares a community meal in the Community Room. Dinner is served 4:30pm at Laurelhurst Park. FNB strives for organic and locally grown produce as much as possible. In addition to the meal, much produce and prepared foods like tofu, greens, and baked goods are given to participants.
Starting in April 2020 the public tours and some other public events were cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic. In lieu of public tours, we created a 32 minute virtual tour. However, as the pandemic has started winding down, we have been able to restart some events:
an every other Saturday compost work party at our Compost Courtyard. We mostly serve our residents, but neighbors are welcome to bring all their kitchen compostables (no bones) and garden chopped compostables for batch composting in our large bins. Be sure to arrive at 10am sharp because our efficient system can wrap up the processing in as few as ten minutes! We typically process between 20 to 40 5-gallon buckets of kitchen scraps and a sometimes even larger amount of garden refuse, the amount depending on the season.
Our Group Gardens program hosts periodic garden work parties for GG participants. You must sign up to participate in this program.
In April 2022 we hope to be able to restart our first Saturday of the month public tours of the ecovillage. The tour lasts about an hour and starts at 3 pm. We hope you will be able to join us! Show up at the Welcome Post at the bottom of the driveway adjacent to the wood chip depot. We sincerely apologize, but the wood chip pathways on our grounds are not accessible by wheelchairs.
Ole hosts an ongoing Sustainable Projects update discussing ecovillage projects, past, present, and future, on the third Monday of the month at 7pm. This is an RSVP event, so please contact him if you wish to participate.
At one time, every Sundays at 1:30pm or so, the Touching Earth Sangha hosted an outdoor sitting and walking meditation, tai chi, and group discussion with questions and answers about meditation practice. Here is a recent article about Touching Earth. Here is another article by Satya, How, then, shall we live?, that discusses how a Buddhist lifestyle can both address so many of the current world ills and lead to personal self realization at the same time. Many of these ideas have influenced Kailash’s approach to living. As of 1/1/2020, this practice has moved to a new location: 408 SE 45th Avenue.
Other events are scheduled on an ad hoc basis and may be posted here if open to the public.