Time: June 28, 2013 to July 7, 2013
Location: Wahkiacus, WA
Street: 55 windward lane
Website or Map: http://www.windward.org/helix
Event Type: camping, workshops
Organized By: Andrew Schreiber, and the rest of Windward
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2012
The Village Helix is a gathering of people who are interested in the arts and crafts, science and spirituality that lie at the center of the challenge to recreate sustainable community at the village scale. We come together to learn, to teach, to share and to support each other in the quest to master old skills and new ways.
Hosted by the Windward Education and Research Center, the gathering happens each year in the Windward Center's campground which lies north of the Columbia River, east of Portland, Oregon, and near the Klickitat River.
The event site is a mixed-conifer forest where wetland Douglas firs compete with dryland Ponderosa pines and ancient Garry oaks bear witness to the endless dance.
We come together because creating a critical mass of sustainable skills requires a broad community of arts and crafts. And so we join together to learn almost-forgotten skills and newly-learned ways that we can take back to our home communities to help our neighbors and ourselves weather the coming storms of change.
If you want to camp-out (with a contained play area set up for parents with kids), eat good food, learn, and experience Windward's approach to sustainable community, we invite you to contact us about the Village Helix.