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Workshop schedule for the February 22 Fix-It Fair

View workshop descriptions below. Additional Fix-It Fair information is in the February Fix-It Fair Brochure (PDF).

Time | Room 127 128 129 130 133 134 135
10:00 AM

Ten Tips for Energy Savings
in Your Home

Downspouts &
Stormwater
Systems

Rain Gardens

Resources for Living on a Limited Budget

Identity Theft
Prevention

All Season
Cycling

Crédito

11:00 AM Home Energy IQ Weatherization

Building
Backyard Habitat
on a Budget

Creating a
Budget that
Works

Save Water,
Save Money!

Furnace Basics

Compradores de su primera casa

Noon

Efficiency
Basics: Boosting
Comfort and
Cutting Costs

Weatherization

Landscaping
with Trees on Small Lots

Do It Yourself
Credit

Naturescaping Furnace Basics Comida saludable con un bajo presupuesto
1:00 PM Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Lead Poisoning
Prevention

General Tree
Care

Budgeting & Saving for Your
Goals

Tenants' Rights in Oregon

Principles of a
Healthy Home

Hablemos sobre la sexualidad

2:00 PM Growing Vegetables in Containers

Lead-Safe Home
Projects

Backyard
Compost

Default
Intervention

Radon

Farm Fresh Eating on a Budget Asegúrate de Asegurarte

NEWLY ADDED WORKSHOPS

11 a.m. and noon – Furnace Basics: Gain a better understanding of how furnaces, thermostats and filters operate and how to save energy. Multnomah County Weatherization Program

1 p.m. – Tenants’ Rights in Oregon: Protect yourself and family by understanding your rights and responsibilities as a renter in Oregon. Community Alliance of Tenants


Health

10 a.m. – All Season Cycling: Become an all-seasons cyclist! Experienced riders share tips and techniques for staying dry, comfortable and safe, riding all year 'round. City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

1 p.m. – Principles of a Healthy Home: Review basic elements for maintaining a healthy home: keep it dry, clean, pest-free, contaminant-free, ventilated, in good repair and safe (especially for children). Multnomah County Environmental Health

2 p.m. – Farm Fresh Food on a Budget: Learn how to eat affordable locally grown food. Discuss healthy food sources including where to spend SNAP and WIC benefits. Zenger Farm

2 p.m. – Radon: Learn about the health impacts of radon and what to do if high levels are found. Oregon Health Authority – Healthy Homes and Schools Program

Home Repair and Utilities

10 a.m. – Ten Tips for Saving Energy in Your Home: Find low-cost ways to cut energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. Learn about furnaces, water heaters, air leaks, appliances, lights and more. City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

11 a.m. – Home Energy IQ:  Understand common energy loss problems, ways to improve energy efficiency and financial incentives for homeowners. Sign up for a no-cost home energy review. Energy Trust of Oregon

11 a.m. – Save Water, Save Money!: Learn simple home repairs and modifications to conserve water and reduce sewer and water bills. Receive a free water conservation kit. City of Portland Water Bureau

11 a.m. and noon – Weatherization: Save energy at home using simple behaviors, free tricks and affordable materials to make your home perform better and feel more comfortable. Community Energy Project

Noon – Efficiency Basics: Boosting Comfort and Cutting Costs: Learn the nuts and bolts of home energy efficiency. Clean Energy Works

11 a.m. and noon – Furnace Basics: Gain a better understanding of how furnaces, thermostats and filters operate and how to save energy. Multnomah County Weatherization Program

1 p.m. – Lead Poisoning Prevention: Avoid lead exposure in older homes, especially those built before 1978. Qualified participants receive a free lead-safety kit (supplies limited). Community Energy Project

2 p.m. – Lead-Safe Home Projects: Learn to safely conduct small projects involving lead paint. Qualified participants receive a free lead-safety kit (supplies limited). Community Energy Project

Finances

10 a.m. – Identity Theft Prevention: Develop a plan to help avoid identity theft. Discover how to resolve identity theft and other legal issues – big and small. Mirra Financial Health Consulting

10 a.m. – Resources for Living on a Limited Budget: Find information on non-profit and government programs that assist families. Get assistance applying for these programs. Multnomah County Community Services Division

11 a.m. – Creating a Budget that Works: Discover the best methods to create a household budget and resolve financial issues. Get tips on sticking to the budget and saving money. Mirra Financial Health Consulting

Noon – Do-It-Yourself Credit: Learn the ins-and-outs of credit and how to use it to help you achieve life-long goals. Innovative Changes

1 p.m. – Budgeting and Saving for Your Goals: Steer away from financial emergencies and toward your short and long term goals. Build a budget that is realistic and manageable for you. Innovative Changes

1 p.m. – Tenants’ Rights in Oregon: Protect yourself and family by understanding your rights and responsibilities as a renter in Oregon. Community Alliance of Tenants

2 p.m. – Default Intervention: Understand your options when in default or at risk of foreclosure. Learn about the foreclosure process, home retention and exit strategies, financial analysis, action planning, resources and scams. Hacienda CDC

Garden

10 a.m. – Rain Gardens: Build a beautiful sunken garden bed designed to capture rainfall, allowing it to soak back into the ground naturally, keeping our streams clean and healthy. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

10 a.m. – Downspouts and Stormwater Systems: Make safe stormwater choices for your property by maintaining stormwater systems. City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services: Stormwater Retrofits

11 a.m. – Building Backyard Habitat on a Budget: Find low-cost methods for growing and spreading native plants, including local resources. Audubon Society of Portland and Columbia Land Trust

Noon – Landscaping with Trees on Small Lots: Landscape your yard with trees!  Gain knowledge of tree varieties and planting locations, and see examples of yards with great tree plantings. City of Portland Parks and Recreation: Urban Forestry Division

Noon – Naturescaping: Create a low-maintenance landscape that helps save time, money, and energy – all while creating beautiful habitat for you, your family and wildlife. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation

1 p.m. – General Tree Care: Learn the basics of tree care with a certified arborist. City of Portland Parks and Recreation: Urban Forestry Division

1 p.m. – Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Get a basic introduction to growing vegetables in thePacific Northwest. Learn best practices for planting and maintaining a healthy vegetable garden using low-cost techniques. Oregon Food Bank

2 p.m. – Growing Vegetables in Containers: Gain tools for growing food in containers. Learn differences between container and in-ground gardening, as well as the watering, soil and planning needs of container gardens. Oregon Food Bank

2 p.m. – Backyard Compost: Turn your home kitchen scraps and yard debris into rich food for your garden. Learn about bin types, assembling and maintaining a compost bin and harvesting finished compost. Growing Gardens

Spanish

10 a.m. – Crédito: ¿No tiene crédito o tiene su crédito dañado? Aprenda a construir y reparar el crédito para alcanzar sus metas personales y familiares. Hacienda CDC

11 a.m. – Compradores de su primera casa: Descubra los recursos disponibles para personas comprando su primera casa: educación, asistencia financiero, cuentas de ahorros (IDA) y más! Hacienda CDC

Noon – Comida saludable con un bajo presupuesto: Aprenda a planificar y comprar comidas sencillas, económicas y saludables con un presupuesto limitado. Compartir ideas y recetas con otros participantes. Zenger Farm

1 p.m. – Hablemos sobre la sexualidad: Hable sobre como comunicar con sus hijos(as) sobre la sexualidad sana. Opciones Y Educacion (OYE) Latino Sexual Health Coalition

2 p.m. – Asegúrate de Asegurarte: Aprenda como acceder a la atención médica a través de Cover Oregon y otros recursos en la comunidad. Familias en Acción