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October 2015

Third Annual Hunter’s Moon Harvest Dinner

October 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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$35 – $50

We are so excited to host our third annual Harvest Dinner! This is going to be a fun, festive event, featuring local food, artists, raffles, and more! Thanks to a generous donor, we will receive a matching dollar-for-dollar grant up to $10,000 to further our efforts here at Aprovecho, and we can't wait to have a lot of fun doing it!  Event Page

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April 2016

Business Plan Feasibility 6-Week Workshop

April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lane Community College – Cottage Grove
$100

Taught by Leah Murray of the Opal Center in downtown Cottage Grove Every Thursday from 6-8pm, beginning April 15th and ending May 19th As part of our Sustainable Livelihood program for students and alumni of the Natural Building Program, we offer a business plan and life coaching workshop to offer students and community members professional counseling in the process of of developing a business plan or life plan. This program is mandatory for applications of the IDA Matching Grant offered through…

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Rethinking Invasive Species: Understanding Their Functions and Uses

April 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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$15 – $45

Taught by Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration Sunday, April 24th, 1pm-5pm This workshop will delve into understanding invasive species from a holistic perspective. We’ll discuss making use of invasive species, as well as their ecological functions in order to make long-term ecologically sensitive management decisions. Bring gloves and sturdy boots for a hands-on management session and walkabout. Tea and water will be provided. Children of all ages are welcome, and…

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May 2016

Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul through Creativity

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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Taught by Dr. David Rosen, M.D., author of "Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul through Creativity," this workshop delves into healing the depression caused by a broken society using the power of the archetypes in creativity and dreams. The workshop is free but is limited to 7 people for an intimate, powerful conversation and workshop with Dr. Rosen. Bring your dream diary and your art, and get ready to do some art in class! Please bring your lunch. We hope to have more…

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Crafting Tinctures and Liniments

May 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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$15 – $45

Taught by Emily Sessoms Sunday, May 8th, 1pm to 5pm Learn the theory and practice of extracting the medicinal elements of a variety of Pacific Northwest and common herbs that can be wildcrafted, harvested from your garden, or ordered from a reputable supplier. We’ll review the properties of the herbs and the chemistry of extraction. You’ll get hands-on experience making your own medicinal tinctures from grain alcohol and apple cider vinegar, as well as learning the process for making liniments for topical application.…

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Living Food and Nutrition

May 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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$15 – $45

Taught by Andhi Reyna of Branch Road Farm Sunday, May 15th, 1pm to 5pm Living Food is essential to nutrition and gastrointestinal health. Processed, pasteurized, and artificially preserved foods, though may be an important part of the diet, need to be supplemented with living foods, like sprouts, which have a very high nutritional profile, and fermented foods, like sauerkrauts, root sodas, and more. Get hands-on experience and taste an array of living foods while you’re here. Bring a small jar or two to…

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Basic Wilderness Survival

May 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd.
Cottage Grove, 97424
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$15 – $45

Taught by Jonathan Tepperman Sunday, May 22nd, 1pm to 5pm Students will spend a portion of the workshop learning about the theory and practical aspects of wilderness survival in this introductory course. Bring your children to learn the basic skills of staying alive outdoors in a variety of conditions. The second portion of the class will outside in the unmanaged forest area of the Aprovecho campus for hands-on activities and beneficial plant and resource identification, all commonly found in a Pacific Northwest…

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