Community Education

We offer community education workshops to enrich and empower area residents who may not be able to participate in our residential programming. The workshops are designed to offer the skills & knowledge people need for their journey toward sustainable living. Offered on Sundays, either as a half-day or a full-day of lecture and hands-on training, we invite experts to come to our campus and teach in their area of expertise, from small animal husbandry to wildcrafting, beekeeping to medicinal herb gardening.

Community education is offered on a donation-basis and a sliding scale basis, depending on an individual’s ability to pay. Please see your event description to see which tuition rate is listed for your event. Some workshops, classes, or discussions are donation-based, while half-day workshops (4 hours) on hard-skills are $15 to $45 and full-day hard-skills workshops are $25 to $85.

We really appreciate people offering as much as they are able, so that we can continue to offer these learning opportunities to the public. However, if an individual doesn’t have the funding and the course is already filled to meet expenses, we can offer scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Please request a scholarship by submitting a description of your circumstances on our Community Education Registration page.

During the summer months, our workshop programming slows down due to low participation. We will be hosting a few workshops during the warm, sunny months, but our regular programming will resume October and November and from February to April.


Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 10am-4pm   

Decolonization & Sustainability: From Stewardship to Exploitation and Back Again 


Join us this special Saturday for a day with Randy and Edith Woodley, First Nations pastor and parters at Eloheh Farms in Newburg, Oregon. During the morning session, the pair will take us on a journey back to our collective roots to discuss how our species turned from stewardship of the Earth to exploitation, and the discussion will address the factors of colonialism and its effects on the earth and cultures. The afternoon session will take us back from exploitation and colonialism to explore how we can collectively heal from the destructive cognitive frames instilled globally through colonialism return to a culture of stewardship and sustainability.

The discussion is donation-based to make it both accessible to all regardless of ability to pay, while also meeting costs and so that we can offer similar enriching and culture-shifting programming here at Aprovecho. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

REGISTER for this event.