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February 2018

Living with the Forest: An Ecocultural Land Stewardship Intensive

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - February 11 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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Thursday February 8th to Sunday February 11th, 2018 INSTRUCTORS: Tao Orion and Heron Brae The Willamette Valley region offers a unique mix of conifer forest and oak savanna ecosystems. Although many old-growth conifers and oaks have been cleared to make room for industrial forestry and agriculture, opportunities abound to actively participate in rekindling the biodiversity of these ecosystems. This three-day intensive will use lecture and hands-on projects to delve into the principles and practices of developing a culture of regenerative…

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April 2018

Greenwood and Steel: Make the Tools, Carve the Wood

April 5 @ 9:30 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Aprovecho,
80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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REGISTER AND PAY 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 days making a simple crooked knife to use and…

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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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