Application for the 2019 Summer Permaculture Intensive, 16/AUG/19 to 01/SEP/19 will be posted in May.
Events by invitation only. Our first open house will be mid- late September, TBA.
Engaging in those outlets is where we make most of our connections.
In the words of Program Graduates:
"Before I took the Permaculture Design Course with VETS_CAFE I knew I wanted to start a value added food business, but I was rudderless on how to get there. The course introduced me to such concepts as holistic management and the triple bottom line, concepts I have found invaluable in managing day to day activities of my profession. Through his training, supported by motivated classmates, I learned how to take local responsibly grown produce, turn it into a unique value added product, and market it in such a way that benefited myself and my urban and agricultural community alike."
PENNY DEX, Army Veteran, VETS_CAFE 2012 Graduate, Owner, Grassroots Shrub
Nick Lorax, USMC, presents on natural access and boundary control for the 2012 VETS_CAFE PDC.
"The biggest takeaway for me was a newfound understanding and enthusiasm for the importance of a secure food systems. The lessons were simple, practical, and applicable. Together, we built a garden that demonstrated the principles that we were taught, which in turn encouraged our creativity- a truly revolutionary action. The experience has solidified my belief that living in and with nature is the secret to happiness."
WRAY HARRIS, Army, OIF, VETS_CAFE 2012 Graduate, and Founding member of the Central Oregon Veterans' Ranch.