Aprovecho Education Center

Education / Literacy   

Aprovecho’s mission is “Living, Learning, Organizing, and Educating to Inspire a Sustainable Culture.”
Founded:
1981
Phone:
(541) 942-8198
Address:
80574 Hazelton Rd
City, State:
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
Email:
apro@efn.org
Website:
www.aprovecho.net
Aprovecho is a non-profit organization located on a beautiful forty-acre land trust outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon.  Aprovecho, which means “I make best use of” in Spanish, gained its name from the spirit of a sustainable approach to resource use in the creation and sustenance of human culture that the early founders observed in their international development work. In 1981, this group founded an organization dedicated to the investigation of sustainable human settlement in North America, and found their place in the foothills of the Coast Range of Oregon. Today, Aprovecho’s land and its community of educators is a regional resource for researching, demonstrating, and educating the techniques and strategies of sustainable living.