Plaedo is a performance artist, community organizer, and workshop facilitator, a story telling hippie hop philosopher of play whose uniquely fun, funky yet intelligent and inspiring blend of rapping, poetry, comedy, live looping and story telling have proven to edutain (entertain + educate) crowds. With a career built off performing at varied places such as: universities, coffee shops, protests, bars, rave's, poetry slams, and even street corners, his wide ranging lyricism poignantly, intelligently, and humorously covers eco warrior anthems, personal tales from the school of hard knocks, meditations on Buddhist Philosophy, celebrations of nature and gardening, and those stories we tell to humble and heal ourselves.
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An activist since college, Plaedo co-founded the U of I social justice club and participated in the first U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta. Upon return, Plaedo began to organize activist events. This eventually led to Plaedo becomming an very active and engaged participant in the Occupy movement. Since then Plaedo has co-founded the Eugene Avant Gardeners, an organization focused on using artistic and innovative approaches towards creating a resilient local food network, that uses permaculture techniques to encourage and inspire people to grow food together. Operating without formal leadership and on a gift economics (donation based) budget, in three just years of operations, the Avant Gardeners have given away over 10,000 plant starts, hosted over a dozen workshops and over a hundred work parties, given away hundreds of pounds of food, assisted numerous other organizations and have published a series of popular zines. When not engaging in community organizing or making music about gardening and living harmoniously with the earth; Plaedo tends to his private garden and homestead.