Aprovecho Learning Center (80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, OR)
80574 Hazelton Rd
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Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10am through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, December 11 at 5pm
Timber and pole framing is a timeless tradition among the owner/builder. In this weekend workshop you will learn the craft of joining timbers by building a timber-frame sawhorse over two days. Participants will learn not only the craft of cutting and chiseling timber frame joinery, but the important details necessary to properly lay out joinery on square timbers. This workshop takes place over two days running from 10am to 5pm each day. Please pack a lunch!
Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1-5pm
This workshop with ecologist and author Tao Orion will delve into understanding invasive species from a holistic perspective. We’ll discuss the various yields for human use that invasive species offer, as well as their ecological functions, so that as citizens and land stewards we can make long-term ecologically sensitive management decisions. Bring gloves and sturdy boots for a hands-on management session and walkabout.
Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 1-5pm
This workshop will give you an overview of how aquaponics works, system design, best practices, fish and crop selection, using black soldier fly larvae as a food source for fish, and the place of aquaponics in a future-ready localized sustainable integrated agro-ecological system, with hands-on practice diagnosing nutrient deficiencies.
Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 9am-12:30pm
In this workshop with Aprovecho's forester and permaculture director Abel Kloster you will become familiar with sustainable approaches to both timber-based forestry and agricultural forestry systems. Agroforestry provides multiple yields including fruit, nuts, valuable hardwoods, and animal incorporations while providing a restorative function in farm landscapes. You will leave this class prepared to consider which of these forestry practices may be implemented in your neighborhood, farm, or woodlot.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1-5pm
Experienced gardeners will tell you, we are not farming the plants and crops for productivity and health, but rather, the soil itself; and most importantly, the organisms dwelling within that soil. Come learn the basics about what those soil microorganisms do, who they are, how they work, and most importantly how we can become better soil farmers and microbe managers. Compost is a big part of this story, so we will learn about the composting process, what works and what doesn’t, and then practice making a demonstration compost pile. We will also discuss compost teas and amendments, vermiculture, and other ways to improve the vitality within our soils and therefore in our foods. Please wear weather-ready winter gear! :)
Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 9am-12:30pm
In this workshop with Permaculture teacher Abel Kloster you will learn about the options for the various aspects of a sustainable home water supply and become familiar with the basic design of each of these aspects including potable water systems from springs, wells, and water tanks, and other water sources for landscape and livestock including ponds, constructed wetlands, and wastewater recycling.
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9am through Friday, April 15, 2016 at 4pm
9am through Friday, April 15 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Monday, April 11 at 9:00 AM The hearth is the heart of the home. When you burn wood in the colder months, you are releasing the heat and light that trees have captured and store... http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/227444138/
Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9am through Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4pm
9am through Friday, April 8 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Monday, April 4 at 9:00 AM Insulation equals warmth. In temperate climates like Oregon’s its necessary for your home to have a jacket in the winter (and to make sure its zipped... http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/227444088/
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9am through Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4pm
9am through Friday, March 25 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Monday, March 21 at 9:00 AM Timber and pole framing is a timeless tradition among the owner/builder. In this class you will learn the craft of joining large timbers and poles in... http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/227443658/
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 9am through Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm
9am through Friday, March 18 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Monday, March 14 at 9:00 AM Every home needs a good set of boots. Most conventional foundations use large amounts of portland cement, a high-embedded energy material contributin... http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/227443581/