CascadiaNow! donates items to silent auction for Rewild Portland, a non-profit that celebrates and educates on earth-based arts, traditions and technologies
Rewild Portland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit creating cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions and technologies. On April 28th they hosted a fundraising event to raise money for another year of programs for Rewild Portland.
The event started with a talk by Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration and teacher at Oregon State University and at Aprovecho, a 40-acre nonprofit sustainable-living educational organization. The talk focused on alternative uses of invasive species.
Following this talk, a silent auction occurred! The items included things like massages, art, wellness items, and movie passes, as well as several items donated by CascadiaNow!. We are very proud to have been a part of raising money for Rewild Portland, and supporting them for another year of programs and classes.
The event also included ancestral skills demonstrations which occurred throughout the evening. Here volunteers showed some of the skills that Rewild Portland focuses on, such as
basket weaving, stone tool making, and felt making.
If you are interested in engaging in a community of like-minded individuals, and in joining the rewilding movement, Rewild is a place to do so through educational workshops and programs, community-building events, and ecological restoration. Learn more at http://www.rewildportland.com/