Register for Peace, Justice and You(th) Conference in Portland on 25-26 May 2018
Peace, Justice and You(th) Conference
An AID sponsored Conference for youth age 5-18

The first day of the youth conference will be at Edible Stories Market Garden, a vegetable farm in Helvetia, Hillsboro, run by Lakshmi, Aanandhi and Ganesh, AID volunteers Participants will get to learn about growing their own food. In addition, a theater workshop will be held by Tara Hershberger- a theatre artist with World's Edge Theatre and Theatre Director, at St Mary's Academy, both in Portland. In the theatre workshop, youth will be guided through games and improv exercises to devise a theatrical piece based on the theme of food justice. We will engage in learning and creating through story, character development and cooperative play-making.

25th May, Friday from 9.30am - 5 p.m. @ Edible Stories Market Garden in Helvetia, 13652 NW Logie Trail, HIllsboro OR, 97124,: and
26th May (Saturday ) from 9.30 a.m. - 5 pm at Cloverleaf Building, Washington County Fairgrounds, 802 NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124.


$60 per child, attending the youth + main conference.
$40 per child if attending ONLY the youth confernece (2 days)

Please Register for youth conference by filling out the form below. Please fill out one form for each child registering for the conference. Please register by May 15, 2018.

Please pay for the confernece at the Payment page -

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More details about the conference can be found at

The youth conference will be held at Edible Stories Market Garden, a small farm in Helvetia, Hillsboro.
Learn more about Edible Stories
Outdoor farm activities will happen, rain or shine. So, please dress for weather, and rugged ground.


Water bottle
Gardening gloves
Sturdy shoes/boots
Hand-held shovel (optional)
Change of clothes (may get muddy)
Sun hat (just in case we have some sunshine)
Rain gear if needed.

Youth Conference Agenda

DAY1 - 25th May (Friday) : at Edible Stories Market Garden, a small farm in Helvetia, Hillsboro.

9:30: Introductions and overview of activities for youth conference

10.00: FARM WALK / WORK: Join us in exploring the fascinating world of the garden. Our hope here is to get
the participant interested in growing their own food. Children and accompanying adults will learn about growing food using organic practices, food crops, importance of pollinators, and soil critters, flowers, and soil health. In addition, we will explore a vermicomposting bin and learn about chicken keeping.

Children and adults will also engage in some hands on gardening with real tools. This may include sowing seeds, transplanting, weeding, etc. Children will also harvest produce to enjoy during as snack/lunch time.

All participants will receive some seeds saved by us over the years, to plant in their gardens.


Why grow our own food?

11.45: FROM FARM TO PLATE – Simple salad/salsa making

12:15 -1 LUNCH

1.15: THEATRE WORKSHOP part 1 with Aravinda Pillalamarri- Role Play. Participants will imagine themselves in the role of farmer, farmworker, grocer and others working in the food sector


2.30: THEATRE WORKSHOP part 2 with Tara Hershberger - Story. Participants will create a story based on the characters they have developed in part 1

5.00-6.00 : Cleanup and Pickups with parents
DAY2 - 26th May (Saturday): at Cloverleaf Building at Washington County Fairgrounds,Hillsboro

9.30: SHARING REFLECTIONS FROM DAY1: drawing, painting, creating age appropriate content/ speaking opportunity


11.15: PRACTISE: rehearsal for theatre

12.15-1: LUNCH


3.00: GUERILLA THEATRE PRESENTATION : Enact+ participate in post-theatre discussion with audience

3.30: SNACKS



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