a living classroom

and vocational internship


Oregon Institute for a 

                Better Way

The Gardens

Lorane, Oregon


Community is a powerful force for change and the precursor to our entire evolutionary process. The gathering of people of their own intention generates an interconnection of commitment to each other. This interconnection can be fostered and encouraged through simple conscious acts. The most powerful act is the planting, processing and sharing of garden foods. The Gardens in Lorane provides an excellent opus for testing this theory.




Sunny Valley, Oregon



There is an apparent local feeling of unfulfilled opportunity and expectation. There is a distinct energy produced in the presence of negativity or hopelessness. In order to enlighten this heaviness a service to self and others must be encouraged. Sundapple is a space for soil reclamation and community outreach.