The immediate neighborhood. The fotos is several years old, some infill has occured but there is a great deal of open space in the neighborhood for food production. Within the area of this foto are a several property conversion projects, owner occupied, ranging in age from 2 years to 12 years, indicated by green lines. One site is a rental. There are a dozen other permaculture properties within a few blocks further out and more in Eugene.
Jan's place. 12 year project. Foto shows former driveway, converted car port, tellised pole beans.
Back yard at Jan's place.Green house, bungalow, various fruit trees.
Elevated view to main house. sunroom, back yard garden.
Out front of Jan's place, Common Circle bike tour visits. Note new grape trellis above the shed to the right.
Dharmalaya Center, straw bale. Site for many positive events, trainings, classes. Spirituality combines with social acitivism.
Ravi, at Dharmalaya, stands in front of what is becoming a nice add on green house. Also, gray water system and garden.
Permculture workshop at Dharmalaya.
Dinner at Dharmalaya.
Dharmalaya. Music and dancing in the straw bale. Home made entertainment.
Part of Jean's front yard turned into a garden.
Across the street from Jean, Heiko's entire front yard becoming a food forest. CoS Bike tour checks it out.
Heiko explains creating a front yard food forest to a bike tour .
Down the street. Al's place is seeing some serious changes. This will become a mini eco village.
Green house frame up at al's place.
Al's place, tour visits new cultivation.
Outdoor baking and canning kitchen taking shape.
Property conversion action at Al's place attracting neighborhood interest. A Friday evening potluck in July. Straw bale structure will become kitchen and showers for the eco village under development.
Jason and lots of new leaves for sheet mulching.
Neighbor, Heiko, who has designed Jason's edible landscape, explains what goes next.
An underused part of Jason and Kaveri's place is already planted with many fruit and nut trees.
Down the street. Mark is full on with reworking his one acre place. The u shaped driveway will be replaced with a fruit and nut orchard - reclaiming automobile space.
Mark's back yard. Lots happening.
Front yard to backyard view at Mark's place.
New green house up at Chris's place.
Work party on rainy day in Chris's green house.
Party in the Goodwill parking lot to celebrate a "permaculture mural" several years ago. Neighborhood place making.
River Road Community Orgnanization put on a wonderful pancake breakfast in 2010 with plans for another one this  September.
Rosetta Park, a place to meet and greet your neighbors. Chemical free, neighbors help maintain it.
Neighbors help look after a filbert grove on city property with logistical support from the city.
RRCO news letter includes articles about Permculture and property conversion.
Its great to see these changes in the neighborhood!