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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Homeless & Housing, Homeowners & Tenants Associations

Mission: Lost Valley Educational Center is a nonprofit environmental educational center (located near Eugene, OR) dedicated to empowering people to lessen their impact on the earth by teaching permaculture and sustainable living skills. It is also home to an aspiring ecovillage / residential community.

Results: Over 20 years of history in teaching permaculture and sustainable living skills courses. Mentioned in USA Today, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, featured on the cover of "Communities" magazine.

Target demographics: Students (adults) who want to learn how to live more sustainably, all-ages event participants

Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 1,000 students and visitors from all over the world

Geographic areas served: national, international, Lane County Oregon

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since getting to Lost Valley at the end of last year, i have been continuously astounded by the ingenuity, creativity, and passion of the folks here! So many come here to learn some about Permaculture, EcoVillage Design, and sustainability, but end up learning so much more. All too often folks that come here end up becoming teachers themselves, by coming as learners and doers, and realizing that they have so much to share and such an amazing place to do it. The land here is magical, the facilities are great and are constantly evolving towards more sustainable design and practice. I have been traveling around for a few years now studying and looking for places that i can do some of the things that lost valley offers, and they seem to have it all in one spot. Thank you LVEC for welcoming me into your community, and i hope that the readers of this get to experience the magic of this place as well!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern at Lost Valley I have worked in several departments beginning in the Garden, kitchen, working with SASS and with the land crew and now with the Camassia Institute as the teaching assistant intern. I've really benefited from the opportunity to explore the different intern roles here to discover the one that most fit my interests. Working with the Camassia Crew has been amazing for me. I spend lots of time with the students and the instructors of our courses and I've really familiarized myself with the material. As I dive deeper into observing teaching styles, I've really begun to hone in on my own. I also work with the website, marketing and other office work making this internship very well rounded. Lost Valley has definitely provided me lots of chances to grow myself.