Join us for a fun and productive week at Aprovecho beginning 10am on Tuesday March 13th. The team at Aprovecho will be tackling a few landscape and infrastructure projects and are looking for volunteers to join us. It’s not all just hard work–we will build in time for small crafts and skillsharing, tea breaks and communal meals, social activities and hot tubbing, depending on the whims of the day. With the Aprovegetables as crew leaders, all participants will help plan the flow of the week and are encouraged to initiate supplemental activities (crafts, song circle, meditations, forest hikes, games, mini-workshops, etc). You can expect to learn a thing or two about natural building, garden and forest care, and other sustainable living skills through completing the projects, as well as becoming familiar with the Aprovecho habitat. This week is inspired by one of our elders, Hazel, at Siskiyou Permaculture, whose philosophy is “Everything to do, nothing to get done.” The week will culminate in a bonfire party in celebration of the Spring Equinox on Saturday, March 17.
This week’s projects may include:
Trail building and trail sign creation
Hazel coppicing and processing
Making hurtles (woven walls)
Round pole processing
Constructing a round pole roof
Bamboo thinning and small construction
Forest garden maintenance
Spaces are limited. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and answer the following questions:
1. Why do you want to come/what do you hope to get out of this experience?
2. What skills and experiences can you offer to this temporary community?
Note: This is an advanced volunteer opportunity–some experience on work crews or in community living requested but not required. Willingness to participate in collective housekeeping and meal preparation required. For those new to Aprovecho, orientation at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 13 is required. Participation for the full 5 days requested.
Cost: $50 to cover utilities and some meal ingredients
Accommodations: Lodging includes a single bed in a bunked-bed dorm room (may be shared) and access to plentiful indoor space including a large common room, showers, kitchen and library as well as hiking trails and relaxation space. Participants must bring their own food plus meal ingredients to contribute to communal meals.