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February 2018
$180

EEE Winter Term Offerings for 3-5yr olds, 6-9yr olds and 10-13 yr olds

February 7 @ 11:00 am - March 8 @ 3:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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Register Now or Elemental Exploration Educations Winter Term Wednesdays from 11am-3pm Caterpillar Collective for 3-5 yr olds –  Outdoor oriented, play focused Preschool Field Mouse Academy for 6-9yr olds – World culture based, social environmental Homeschool Enrichment Fridays from 11am-3pm Salamander School for 10-13yr olds – Sustainability skill building and collaborative creation and communication Homeschool Enrichment  

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March 2018

Intermediate Carpentry and Power Tools for Women

March 24 @ 9:30 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Doleman This workshop is designed for students with familiarity with carpentry and power tools who would like to take their skills to the next level. Each student will learn intermediate techniques for working with wood using power tools by assembling a folding chair that they will get to take home at the end of the workshop. LOCATION: Aprovecho Shop TUITION: $200-$250 Sliding Scale MATERIALS: $40; Plus, please bring work gloves,…

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$125

Sustainable Business Development Program Spring Workshop

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Healing Matrix,
632 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, 97424 United States
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The Sustainable Business Development Program  (SBDP) is open to the public and focused on supporting socially just sustainable business solutions.  The SBDP offers social and environmental change oriented business planning and support.  During the six week course, new models and resources will be outlined and expanded upon. Participants will: Create a proactive and resilient business plan and operational outline Research their chosen field and organize a plan for collaboration.  Examine feasibility and set time lined goals Establish relationships that will…

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April 2018
525-625

Greenwood and Steel: Make the Tools, Carve the Wood

April 5 @ 9:30 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY GREENWOOD AND STEEL: MAKE THE TOOLS, CARVE THE WOOD Thursday, April 5th, through Sunday, April 8th INSTRUCTOR: Kiko Denzer Forge your own blade(s), then learn to carve spoons and bowls; includes basic blacksmithing, hardening/tempering, sharpening, knife use/grips/techniques, use of a shave-horse and draw knife, basic principles of carving, sculpture, and design, as well as discussion of traditional and appropriate technologies and their histories. Traditional foot- and/or bow-powered lathes may be available for practice/demonstration. We’ll start by spending a couple of…

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$675

Blacksmithing and Metal Shop for Sustainable Living

April 18 @ 9:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Bear Iron,
120 S 10th St
Cottage Grove, OR 97424 United States
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BLACKSMITHING AND METAL SHOP FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING Wednesday, April 18 – Sunday, April 22 INSTRUCTOR: Bear Diriwachter This course offers an all inclusive metals program for the sustainable farm and home. It includes Blacksmithing, Welding, Metal Acquisitions, Problem Solving and the use of metal shop tools, including, but not limited to: forges, welders, gas torches, grinders, drill press, and a variety of hand tools. With a focus on safety and proper use. Several small and one large project will be…

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$600

Bicycle-Powered Machinery

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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BICYCLE-POWERED MACHINERY Wednesday, April 25 – Saturday, April 28 INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Corson-Finnerty LOCATION: Aprovecho shop REGISTER AND PAY In this four day course, learn how to build, repair, and maintain human-powered machines. Together the group will collaborate to construct a pedal-powered blender, as well as repair a pedal-powered water pump and a flour mill on Aprovecho’s campus. Topics covered include the basic principles of utilizing human power, human-powered machine maintenance, OxyAcetelyne brazing, SMAW welding, how to use basic metal working…

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May 2018
$1500

2-week Permaculture Design Course

May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424

Join us this spring for our 2 week comprehensive permaculture design course. This course will help you gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of ecological design through lecture, discussion, slideshows, design projects, and hands-on experience. May is the perfect time to deepen your understanding of natural systems and how they can inform design. Continue reading

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$1,250

Permaculture Design Installation

May 21 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424

This 2 week program will pick up where our Spring PDC left off, by implementing designs created by students during the prior two weeks. This year’s project will focus on homestead design and retrofit and including garden and landscape installation and upkeep, forest garden planting, greywater installation, light straw clay insulation, and earthen plaster systems. Continue reading

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August 2018
$2600

6-week Permaculture Design Course and Sustainable Living Immersion

August 6 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424

Aprovecho’s Sustainable Living Skills Immersion is the oldest program of its kind in the Northwest and includes hands on training in appropriate technology, sustainable forestry, natural building, water harvesting, sustainable agriculture, and Permaculture. Continue reading

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September 2018

Permaculture Practicum in Water and Forestry Systems

September 24 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424

Join us for six weeks of applied hands on education as we explore the regenerative power of trees and water to restore landscapes, increase farm resilience, and increase economic health. This course is designed for farmers, land owners, contractors, and students seeking to deepen their on-the-ground Permaculture skill-set at a level that empowers them to design and install regenerative forest and water systems on their land and within their communities. Continue reading

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