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Fix-It Fair Workshop Schedule


10 AM – 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

10 AM – Staying Healthy, Naturally!: Learn about dietary and lifestyle approaches to health and wellness, and the various ways that naturopaths can work with you to prevent disease and optimize health and healing. National University of Natural Medicine

11 AM – Take the Right Steps to Prevent Falls: Improve and maintain your independent lifestyle as you age. Legacy's Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Program

Noon – “Touching” Stress in Our Lives: Learn simple techniques to take care of yourself and share with others. Address issues like headaches and insomnia. Regenerative Therapies

1 PM – Radon: Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer: Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that enters buildings from the ground. It's the second leading cause of lung cancer. This workshop will present information on radon, how to test for it, and how to prevent it from entering our homes. Multnomah County Environmental Health

1 PM – Water Quality at Home: Learn how the City delivers safe drinking water to residents, ways plumbing can affect water, testing water for lead and other metals, easy steps to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water, storing water for emergencies, and the Water Bureau’s new online mapping program to see what projects are happening in your neighborhood. City of Portland Water Bureau

Home Repair and Utilities

10 AM – Rodent Prevention: Protect your home and yard from rats and pests: Find tips and resources to help prevent rodents and pests from invading your house and yard. What to look for and what to do. Presented by vector specialist Chris Roberts. Multnomah County Environmental Health Vector Control

10 AM and 11 AM – House as a System: Learn how heating systems, thermostats, air leaks, insulation, and appliances work together and how you can save money, stay warm and be safe. Multnomah County Weatherization Program

11AM and Noon – Basic Weatherization: Learn simple techniques to stop drafts from windows and doors, and other energy-saving tips. Great for renters and homeowners alike! Community Energy Project

Noon – Saving Water Makes Cents!: Learn to save water and money at home. Manage your water and sewer costs while being a good steward of our water supply. Learn where Portland gets its water, how the water system works and tips to reduce water use. Participants will get a set of water conservation devices including a showerhead! City of Portland Water Bureau

1 PM – Downspout Disconnection and Stormwater Systems: Learn how disconnecting and maintaining your downspouts, gutters and stormwater systems benefits the environment and can get you a discount on stormwater utility fees. City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

1 PM – Lead-safe Home Projects: Find out how to safely do small projects that may involve lead paint, like sanding an old door or crib or other refurbishing project. Qualified participants get a free lead-safety kit (supplies limited). Community Energy Project


10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Bring one item to be fixed by a Repair PDX volunteer, while learning how to do it yourself.

You may bring one of the following:

  • Small countertop appliance 
  • Clothing

Volunteers will do their best to repair items, but do not guarantee a complete repair.


11 AM – Debt-free Holidays: Discover ways to make the holidays more enjoyable and less expensive. Saving and budgeting for the season, bringing together family at low costs and finding resources for food, gifts, clothes, etc. Financial Empowerment Clinic

Noon – Earned Income Tax Credit: Many qualified taxpayers overlook the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), missing out on thousands of dollars at tax time. Learn about these really important tax credits and how you may qualify for additional credits on your tax return. Financial Empowerment Clinic

1 PM – Ways to Work (car loan program): Learn how working families can get a car loan to buy or repair vehicles. Financial Empowerment Clinic


10 AM – Building Backyard Habitats on a Budget: Find free and low-cost methods for growing and spreading native plants. Portland Audubon and Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Certification Program

10 AM – Growing Vegetables in Containers: Learn methods and tips for successfully growing your own food in containers when yard space is limited. Oregon Food Bank

11 AM – Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Learn the basics for growing vegetables in our climate, and best practices for planting and maintaining a healthy, low-cost garden. Oregon Food Bank

Noon – Introduction to Naturescaping: Create a low-maintenance landscape that helps save time, money and energy. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Noon – Parking Strips for Bees: Create habitat for bees and pollinators practically anywhere – even parking strips! Participants will learn about plant choices, pesticides, and how to keep pollinators fed year-around. Pollinator Parkways

1 PM – Intro to Raingardens: Build a beautiful garden bed designed to capture rainfall and allow it to soak back into the ground, keeping streams clean and healthy. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Horario de clases en español

11 AM – Construyendo hábitats de jardín trasero con bajo presupuesto: Encuentre métodos gratuitos y de bajo costo para cultivar y propagar plantas nativas. Portland Audubon and Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Certification Program