Aprovecho is now the Center for Rural Livelihoods!

Welcome! After several years of planning, organizing, and brainstorming with community members, volunteers, and Board members, Aprovecho has relaunched as the Center for Rural Livelihoods.

The Center for Rural Livelihoods is located in the southern Willamette Valley, on a beautiful 40-acre land trust outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon. Since its founding in 1981, the Center for Rural Livelihoods‘ land and its community of educators has been an important resource for researching, demonstrating, and educating the techniques & strategies of sustainable living.

After nearly 40 years of building a global network of both students and educators, Aprovecho’s rich history includes the following successes: (1) development of fuel efficient cookstove technology (based on Rocket Stove Design principles) that is used all over the world today; (2) education of thousands of students in Permaculture design, natural building, appropriate technology, and sustainable forestry; and (3) inspired people around the globe to live a more sustainable and regenerative lifestyle.

Today, we celebrate the rich history of Aprovecho, and welcome the future possibilities that the Center for Rural Livelihoods brings to the land, the community, and the region. We look forward to serving as a hub for training, practice, demonstration, and organizing for just and regenerative livelihoods.

We will no longer be updating this website after 12/31/22, so please follow our work at our new website – https://rurallivelihoods.org/

We give thanks to all our students, volunteers, and supporters over the years! Please feel free to be in touch to learn more about the new name and new vision for the site and the organization.

The Center for Rural Livelihoods Campus

PO Box 151
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
541-942-8198 | apro@aprovecho.net

If you’re interested in supporting this relaunch and revisioning of the organization, please consider donating below.

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The Center for Rural Livelihoods is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your gifts are tax-deductible. Our tax-deductible ID is 93-0764529. Thank you!