Monthly Archives: November 2010

As Clear as Mud

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But it covers the ground.  In July 2010, seven students gathered from the U.S. and Canada to learn the art of the earthen floor at Aprovecho.  Taught by earthen floor expert Sukita Crimmel (www.sukita.com), the students spent three days with … Continue reading

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A Local Foods Movement Worth Its Salt: Lessons from Aprovecho’s 100 Mile Diet Program

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It first started with an idea in the fall of 2006. I had recently moved to Aprovecho, outside of Cottage Grove, OR, after a brief stint in Portland. My partner Abel Kloster, our new friend and Aprovecho staff member Josh … Continue reading

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Turning Problems into Solutions for the Green-Collar Economy

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Here in the Coast Range of Western Oregon, signs of the economy of bygone days are imprinted on the landscape in a checkerboard mosaic of clear cuts and Douglas fir plantations. A once prosperous logging and mining town, Cottage Grove, … Continue reading

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