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Summer Experience in Green Jobs for Youth

This program employed ten youth, ages 17 -21, for two months during the summer. They were paid hourly and worked a four day week at Aprovecho and focused on four seperate projects. They gained valuable skills and experience in a variety of disciplines both inside and outside of the “traditional” trade occupations. This program was nationally recognized by the US Department of Labor as an exemplary program. Continue reading

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Constructing a Ferrocement Tank


Every long-lived and hearty culture has its monoliths. This last month, I took a stab at this ancient tradition by constructing a ferrocement tank on the most solid piece of ground I could find out here at Aprovecho.  We set … Continue reading

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