This Thursday is Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year and the official beginning of the summer season. It also happens to be National Indigenous Peoples Day, and Cornwall Transition+ is planning events throughout the day to celebrate all three aspects. The events’ head organizer, Susan Towndrow, said the group wanted to plan a day that would help people get back in tune with nature. “This is the longest day of the year so we had this idea of...

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp9gJgPGSGc&w=560&h=315] “This place is famous. People loving coming by here because at any time of year you can get something to eat.” Architect Mark Lakeman, co-founder of the City Repair project, gives a tour of the corner sidewalk outside his Portland office building, where a food forest is bursting with life. A diagram shows where over 80 plants are located in six or seven vertical layers. Tall fruit trees, flowers, a grape arbor, herbs, berries, small vegetables, and ground...

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