Programs

Community Education

Aprovecho’s weekend workshops occur every weekend through November and represent our goal to bring community and regionally based education to local area residents in order to help build a more resilient Southern Willamette Valley. All weekend community education workshops are … 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

Permaculture and Agroecology

Fall Weekend Permaculture Design Certification Course Saturdays from September 6th through November 15th Join us for a 3-month exploration of the potential we have to plan our way out of our current crisis into a resilient and exciting future! Advanced … 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

Appropriate Technology

Appropriate Technology Courses at Aprovecho

Appropriate Technology Series

Appropriate Technology Series January 11th – February 21st, 2015 The Appropriate Technology Series is a six-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.  From … 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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Sustainable Livelihood Series

Sustainable Livelihood Series

About the Series At Aprovecho we believe that livelihood is not only a means of earning a living – it is the crafting of a career in which you are aligned with your values. A livelihood is “sustainable” when it … Continue reading

Permaculture Design Certificate Course and Sustainable Living Skills Immersion

Permaculture Design Certificate Course and Sustainable Living Skills Immersion

June 15th – July 19th Aprovecho’s Sustainable Living Skills Program is the oldest program of its kind in the Northwest and includes hands on training in appropriate technology, sustainable forestry, natural building, and sustainable agriculture.  The 72 hour Permaculture Design … Continue reading