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Aprovecho Facilitates Permaculture Design Course with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
This winter, we embarked on an exciting and unique collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Tao Orion and Abel Kloster, Lead Instructors in Aprovecho’s Permaculture Design Certification Program, are facilitating a PDC in Grand Ronde.
The Grand Ronde Permaculture Course is an exciting confluence of traditional ecological knowledge and Permaculture design. The course will bring together a wide array of people involved in both indigenous land management and Permaculture. Throughout the program, course participants will be engaged in the design of a 9 acre site that has been approved by the Tribe to serve as a community farm and educational center. The local residents will have the opportunity to be involved in the design and planning for a community resource from the ground up and will be able to shape its purpose to meet the specific needs of the local community.
The course takes place every Saturday from 9-6 in Grand Ronde. The students will present their design to the Tribal Council in early April. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Aprovecho’s New Natural Building Blog
The fall / winter natural building students have started a blog. It features stories and pictures from their projects at Aprovecho. Read it here.
2014 Aprovecho Programs
Now accepting applications for internships in three of Aprovecho's core areas: Agroecology, Natural Building and Community Organizing.Learn More
A six week natural building workshop series focused on the use of natural materials and simple techniques that add beauty and energy efficiency to the the existing home. Learn More
This certificate course is one of the longest running programs of its kind in the countryLearn More
An online program for earning a livelihood with your sustainable and resilient living skills. Enrollment opens November 1stLearn More
This natural building intensive teaches students how to build a tiny natural home from the ground up Learn More