Friday, April 13, 2018 • 6:00 pm–9:30 pm (auction closes at 8:30 pm, winners must be present)
$10–$20 Sliding Scale Donation
@ Ecotrust Natural Capital Center
721 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
*All proceeds from the door go to support Rewild Portland*
Rewild Portland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, technology, and traditions. This mission comes to life in the form of educational workshops and programs, community-building events, and ecological restoration. We offer a range of programs, from free monthly classes and community-building events to children’s summer camps and adult workshops. We are supported through fundraising events, individual donations, grants, and program fees. Because we are a nonprofit, we keep our program fees low and offer free classes once a month.[Learn More]
Event Activities Include:
Presentation (7 pm)
Earth builder, educator, and activist Aaron Johnson will give a talk titled Getting Close to Blackness: Diversifying the Rewilding Community. The rewilding community, composed mostly of white people, has long lacked diversity. How can we change this? Aaron will open a discussion on topics of racism, oppression, and privilege specific to the rewilding movement. Q&A to follow.
Silent Auction (6 pm–8:30 pm)
At the silent auction, you can engage in a bidding war for cool items and simultaneously help fund another year of programs for Rewild Portland. Auction items run the gamut from wellness products, like herbs and tinctures, to plants and seeds, massages, field guides, baskets, tools, movie passes, locally made spirits, children’s games, and much more! Stay tuned for a full list of items.
Ancestral Skills Demos (ongoing throughout the evening)
Volunteers will demonstrate some of the skills that we teach in our classes, such as basket weaving, stone tool making, and felt making.
Auction Items & Support
The following list includes the auction items generously donated this year for the Rewild Portland Spring Benefit. Thank you to all of the individuals and businesses supporting our work through these donations—we are so grateful for your support! Each logo will take you to the website of the supporting organization; we encourage you to learn more about them. Rewild Portland couldn’t do what we do without their generosity! Keep in mind that the items listed here may be coupled together into packages and not auctioned separately.
Please see our Facebook Gallery for this year’s auction items: