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Fix-It Fairs offer free workshops, resources for a healthy home

As temperatures drop and leaves begin to change, the 2013-14 Fix-It Fair season prepares to bring money-saving, health promoting, resource-conserving resources to three Portland neighborhoods. This season’s fairs will occur on the follow dates and locations:

  • Nov 23, 2013 | Parkrose High School | 12003 NE Shaver St
  • Jan 25, 2014 | Rosa Parks Elementary School | 8960 N Woolsey Ave
  • Feb 22, 2014 | David Douglas High School | 1001 135th Ave

Each fair is a free community event that will feature more than 50 exhibitors, plus workshops, lunch and childcare. Fairgoers will find resources for weatherization and energy conservation, garden and habitat maintenance, healthy eating, sound finances and more.

Two of the workshops you’ll find at the Parkrose fair in November are “Nature-scaping” and “All-season Cycling.” There is no need to register to attend the fairs or workshops.

East  Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation will lead the Nature-scaping class. Attendees may learn to make a low maintenance landscape that helps save time, money, and energy, while creating beautiful habitat for residents and local wildlife.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will conduct the All Season Cycling workshop. Sure, it gets pretty wet in Oregon, but with a little extra preparation you can be an all-season cyclist. Join this interactive session as experienced riders share tips and techniques for staying dry, comfortable and safe while riding all year ‘round.