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Permaculture Garden Planting

Create a path in the Smith Permaculture Garden with "permeable pathways" - a new technology being used on campus. We'll also add edible and native plants to the garden so the campus community can learn about permaculture principles, food and medicinal uses of the plants, and historical relationships in the region between Pacific Northwest native communities and native plants.

WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Changemakers Night

Join Changemakers Night on May 19 and discover big ideas, enjoy musical performances, and meet over 300 local professionals at the heart of Portland's social innovation community.

Earth Day of Service 2015

Join PSU's 10th annual Earth Day of Service!

The day of service will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will include service with the community, lunch, and a presentation by a keynote speaker.   

Earth Day Spring Festival at PSU’s Learning Gardens Lab

Portland State University, Oregon State University Extension , Portland Parks and Rec, and Portland Public Schools present:

Free screening of Growing Cities: A film about urban farming in America

Celebrate Earth Day at Portland State with a free evening focused on urban farming in Portland and beyond. The evening will begin with a screening of Growing Cities: A film about urban farming in America. After the film, stick around for a panel discussion featuring representatives from local urban farming and gardening organizations to hear about what's happening in Portland and how you can get involved.

Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Robert Nathan ’10

With a passion for both the preserving the environment and engaging with people, Robert Nathan navigated a student internship and a graduate assistantship while pursuing his master’s degree in education—experiences that prepared him for success in his current career.
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Working for Food Justice: An Afternoon with Local Food Labor Organizers

Many of those who work to put food on our plates cannot afford to feed themselves. This event will bring together a panel of farmworkers, food service workers, organizers, and the PSU community to discuss how we can advocate for food worker rights and build a more just food system.

Free delicious food from Tierra del Sol Cuisine will be served!

Portland Tribune: Turning a new leaf

Read the full story and see photos in the Portland Tribune

Jacob Sherman doesn’t have the long, shaggy locks he did 14 years ago.

He isn’t vegan, and he doesn’t go barefoot as he did when following his former friend Tre Arrow, once described as the FBI’s Most Wanted Environmental Terrorist.