Programs

Permaculture

Permaculture is a whole-systems method of design that organizes strategies and techniques from agriculture, appropriate technology, natural building, economics, and other disciplines into a pattern of mutually supportive relationships that helps us create sustainable places to live. Aprovecho’s Permaculture programs … Continue reading

Building for Community

Call for applications! 200 sqft. classroom, studio, or shelter built from locally-sourced non-toxic materials available to non-profit, farm, or business working towards a sustainable and healthy Southern Willamette Valley.  Applications due February 15th. About Natural Building Natural building enlists a … Continue reading

Natural Building and Green Design

Natural Building and Green Design

Aprovecho offers learning opportunities in Natural Building and Green Design for both beginning and advanced level students. Take a look at our Sustainable Shelter Workshop Series – Natural Building and Green Design from the ground up – or our Natural Building Practicums. Continue reading

Holistic Management

Holistic Management

Greening Up the Ranch –  A Holistic Approach to Grazing May 3rd and 4th, 2014 Aprovecho is excited to host Dr. Sandra M. Matheson, director of the Pacific Northwest Center for Holistic Management, for this two day workshop. In recent … Continue reading

Aprovecho Workshops

Aprovecho Workshops

About Aprovecho’s Workshops Apart from our internationally-recognized summer residential programs in Permaculture and Sustainable Shelter Series, Aprovecho also hosts guest instructors to teach workshops aligned with our mission and vision. These workshops develop environmental career skills and homesteading skills, while … Continue reading

Technology for Simple Living

Technology for Simple Living

Aprovecho offers a series of Technology for Simple Living, or “Appropriate Technology” courses. In these courses, students will develop real-world skills that empower them with the ability to implement simple, energy-saving technologies in the home, on the farm or in … Continue reading

Matched Savings for Education

Matched Savings for Education

Matched Savings for Education with the Oregon Individual Development Account WHAT IS THE IDA (Individual Development Account ) GRANT? Individual Development Accounts, or IDAs, are matched savings accounts that build the financial management skills of qualifying Oregonians with lower incomes, … Continue reading

Permaculture Short Courses

Permaculture Short Courses

Water Harvesting May 14 & 15

Plant Propagation September 10th

Forest Gardening November 6th

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Farm Incubator

Farm Incubator

For More Information On Future Farm Incubator Programs Please Fill Out Our Request Form The goal of this program is to provide low-cost land access to market farmers while growing the farm- and garden-related educational offerings at Aprovecho. We are … Continue reading

Testimonials

“ I think that…no wait…I know that my experience here has been one that I won’t forget for many reasons. Namely the people…the place…the trees…the garden…solar showers on rainy nights…home brew on balmy evenings…cool breezes…wet boots…rosy cheeks from walks in … Continue reading

Tuition Financing

  Thank you for your interest in participating in a residential program at Aprovecho! We want to help you make it a successful experience, so we offer no-interest financing support through the following program. Please read the instructions carefully, and … Continue reading