$200 – $275

Introduction to Power Tools and Carpentry for Women

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Aprovecho Research Center

80574 Hazelton Road

Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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INSTRUCTOR: Lydia Doleman

This women’s only weekend workshop is designed to build basic skills and confidence using power tools via hands on experience on a group project. No experience is necessary, or if you have some skills and want to build on those you are welcome to join in!!!! We will focus on tools such as the circular saw, cordless drill and jig saw and a variety of hand tools. With these three tools and the basic knowledge of plumb, level and square participants will feel confident to tackle larger projects.

With an emphasis on safety and fun we will learn a few tricks of the trade and build up muscle memory for working on projects independently in the future. Participants will leave feeling empowered and excited for projects in the future!

A light organic, gluten- and dairy-free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

LOCATION: Aprovecho Shop

TUITION: Early Bird (Registered/Paid by December 20th) $200; After December 20th $250; Last Minute (after January 6th): $275

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

ABOUT LYDIA: Lydia Doleman is a natural builder and activist currently practicing in Southern Oregon. She has been building since she first stole her sister’s legos at the age of three. For the last thirteen years, her work has been a culminating point for ecology, art, and social justice. Flying Hammer Productions is her natural building construction company focused on pushing the bounds of affordable and energy-efficient housing, training people and communities in various building skills, and infusing the dreary urban fabric with structures that reflect beauty, sustainability, and community. You can usually find her in the mud, wrestling straw bales, laughing or just flying around by the seat of her pants.

Find out more about our workshops on our website!

REGISTRATION

Please register to reserve your space. You will receive an email confirmation within 2-3 business days. Our refund policy is 14 days in advance for a full refund. After that it is a partial refund up to 3 days before the class or workshop begins.

ROOM AND BOARD

Non-local students who are traveling to attend our workshops have the option to stay on campus on a first-come, first-served basis. If staying on campus, a bed in a double dormitory room is $20 per night. There may be other options available. Please contact us for details. Students are asked to bring their own food and will have acces to a full kitchen.

Refreshments and a light gluten-free, organic, vegetarian lunch will be offered for each day of the workshop for all students.

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Apart from our internationally-recognized summer residential programs in Permaculture and Sustainable Shelter, Aprovecho also hosts guest instructors during the winter months to teach workshops aligned with our mission and vision. The road to new skills is long and requires patience and hard work. We aim to give people, from beginners to advanced practitioners, the expert knowledge and guided practice they need to develop or advance skills. We offer the best well-known and emerging instructors in the Pacifc Northwest community. Our standards are high, and we strive to make every student’s experience here inspiring, comfortable, and rewarding. Workshop formats vary depending on subject, teacher, and student needs.

WORKSHOP GOALS
  • Provide high quality instruction that provide students sustainability-related trade or homesteading skill(s).
  • Create networks among leaders and students in sustainability-related trades and fields.
  • Honor our guest instructors’ commitment to sustainability and subject expertise

MAKING OUR WORKSHOPS AFFORDABLE
  • Student Discount: 10% off workshop tuition. A 10% refund will be offered the day of with a valid student ID.
  • Register early for the best rate! All workshops have an early-bird rate.
  • If you are attending a longer workshop (5 days) or a series of workshops, please inquire with us about an interest-free Payment Plan to nance your education. Email Maryam Mathieu at maryam@aprovecho.net.
  • Rural Southern Lane County and Cottage Grove area residents, including Drain, Lorane, Dorena, Cresswell, and Saginaw, qualify for a 2-for-1 rate for our work- shops.
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