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Apply now for our Permaculture Internship
Further develop your skills in Land Stewardship and Permaculture! One seasonal internship position is available through the Land Systems Department at Aprovecho for the 2017 season from April 15th through November 18th. This internship program is designed to provide advanced educational opportunities in the use of various land stewardship techniques for an individual with pre-existing experience. Intern will work under the guidance of staff involved in the Land Systems Department, applying various land stewardship techniques in service to the growth and maintenance of the campus at Aprovecho. More information here.
Support our Community Commercial Kitchen!
This year we’re going for our dream of a commercial kitchen that can be used by the local community to start businesses, increase our capacity by over 400% more students annually, host school field trips and outdoor camp, as well as provide homeschool programming to local youth. You can help us grow! Please visit our Kickstarter page for more information and to donate. Thank you!
Aprovecho ProgramsAppropriate Technology Series
5/1/2017: The Appropriate Technology Series is a four-week course designed to empower students with the ability to implement simple, energy-saving technologies in the home, on the farm or in the field.Learn MoreCommunity Education
Upcoming! 2/7: Harvesting Water for Home and Landscape; 2/21: Sustainable Forestry and Agroforestry; 2/28: Natural Plasters and Finishes. Community Education (CE) is our non-residential program providing experiential learning on a variety of sustainable living skills and technologies from permaculture and organic gardening to sustainable building and forestry practices. Classes are offered throughout the year. Learn More2 Week Permaculture Design Course
Join the Cascadia Permaculture Institute 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.Learn MoreNatural Building & Green Design
Aprovecho’s Natural Building Program is a design/build school offering educational opportunities in the design and construction of energy efficient structures using sustainable materials. Trainings are offered both for the do-it-yourself home-builder as well as students pursuing a career as a designer/builder. Learn MorePermaculture Design Certification and Sustainable Living Immersion
Aprovecho's flagship program blends empowering and hands on permaculture design training with a survey of sustainable living skills on a site renowned for over 30 years of work in Permaculture and sustainable development with an assemblage of many of the best teachers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
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