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

Appropriate Technology

Appropriate Technology

Cancelled for 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.  From solar cookers to methane digesters; rocket stoves … Continue reading

Forestry

Aprovecho’s forest is a mosaic of wild woodland, riparian forest, conifer forest, orchards, forest gardens, and other agroforestry systems. The forest has been managed sustainably for a multitude of products for 30 years and sets a powerful example of long … 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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Winter Semester Workshops

Winter Semester Workshops

Our Winter Semester Workshops will be held this year from September 15th, 2017, until March 25th, 2018. About Aprovecho’s Workshops Whether you’re new on the path of sustainable living or have lived and taught sustainable living skills for years, we have … Continue reading

Sustainable Business Development

Sustainable Business Development

The Sustainable Business Development (SBD) program is open to the public and focused on supporting socially just, sustainable business solutions. The SBD offers social and environmental change oriented business planning and support.  During the 5 week course, new models and … Continue reading

Youth & preK-12

Youth & preK-12

    Elemental Exploration Education (EEE) offers youth an opportunity to socialize, empower, and mobilize to create the change that they want to see in the world. Classes help orient the participants in place and space, allowing for exploration and … Continue reading

Farm Incubator

Farm Incubator

Aprovecho is taking applications for the second year of its Farm Incubator Program. 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 seeking … 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