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 term regenerative forest management in the Pacific Northwest.
September 24 to November 11, Fall 2017
This course is designed for farmers, landowners, contractors, and students seeking to deepen their on-the-ground experience in planning and implementing regenerative forestry and water systems in the context holistic homestead and farm-scale projects.
This program embeds students within three integrated focus areas: agroforestry and perennial food systems, timber based forest management, and water harvesting. Projects will include construction of ponds and other earthworks, land survey and map making, indoor and outdoor aquaculture, keyline system survey and implementation, food forestry, timber harvest planning and management, tree falling, perennial food cultivation, harvest, and preservation, greywater system construction, woodland and stream restoration, and rainwater harvesting.