Supporting Aprovecho

 We’re raising money to install a Community Commercial Kitchen!

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Email us at to receive a record of your donation for your records. We are a 501(3), so your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

Or visit our Kickstarter campaign for information. Thank you!



Aprovecho is building a commercial kitchen in order to expand its educational programs and stimulate sustainable local economic development! We are a sustainability education center in Cottage Grove, Oregon (near Eugene). Aprovecho’s mission is to create a culture of change toward a sustainable and holistic world. To do this, Aprovecho is heavily involved in:

  • Sustainability skills and career skills education from pre-school to seniors, both on- and off-site
  • Supporting the local food movement
  • Incubating and launching small, sustainable businesses
  • Caring for the forty-acre land trust and the educational campus
  • Providing a demonstration site for sustainable living and technology
  • Fostering and finding real solutions to create the world we know is possible

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In the wake of recent events and the current political climate, the environmental literacy and sustainability movements are vitally important to reconnect a fragmented society and environment. Organizations like Aprovecho serve to foster a connection between time, place, and food, while incubating the transition from the old ways to the new ways.

For over 35 years, we’ve been teaching and promoting natural lifestyles which connect nature and the local economy in a sustainable, holistic system that balances human and environmental needs rather than serving corporate greed. Aprovecho works to create a more sustainable culture and future, and we provide a model of grassroots impact. We have exciting new programs planned for 2017 and the coming years, but in order to successfully grow, we need critical infrastructure: a commercial kitchen.

Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. If we don’t reach our funding goal by March 15, we receive no funds. Zero. If you want to participate, please do so now by donating, sharing, and spreading the word. All rewards are validated only when we reach our goal.

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If you like our story, get involved and help us reach our goal! Let’s make this global!



Aprovecho Sustainability Education Center needs a new commercial kitchen! Our current kitchen is too small to handle our current educational programs, and we’ve reached our limit in growth and community outreach. With a new commercial kitchen, Aprovecho can continue to grow and reach more people in the local and greater community, and we can further support the local food movement while providing resources for individuals starting their own small food businesses.

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General Donations

For general donations, you may use the secure PayPal link below:

Please send an email to if you donate online through PayPal. Please include the amount you donated, your name and address, so that we can send you a receipt for your records and taxes. Thank you!

To send a check by mail, please address the envelope to:
80574 Hazelton Road
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424

Aprovecho is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN: 93-0764529), and all donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Thank you!