The Learning Council

Our Mission: Enriching community through education, art, advocacy, food, agriculture and wellness for all.
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Help Us Complete the Essential Renovations of The Hearth​!

The priority renovations at The Hearth include commercial kitchen & bathrooms!

The commercial kitchen will be home to the TLC Kitchen Crew, which provides weekly locally sourced meals to the community by donation. It will also be used as a “teaching” kitchen for classes on cooking local/cultural/ethnic foods, herbal and wildcrafted preparations, etc.

Vision

The Learning Council is an educational hub for the North Fork Valley, connecting learners and educators to meet specific needs and empower personal growth. The outcomes of our programs encourage learners to give back to the community through service. Responding to the needs of our community we offer a variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and skill levels, continually broadening our course selection.

Diversity Statement

We believe in lifelong learning and education as a resource for everyone. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Our Sponsors

 

Kampe Foundation logo
Anschutz logo
Rockefeller Family Fund logo
Alpine Bank logo
WCCF logo
Womens Foundation of Colorado logo

Our Partners

VOGA logo
Colorado Farm and Food Alliance logo
KVNF logo
Viva la Vida Foundation logo
Paradise Theatre logo
PELA logo
Lamborn Farm
Lamborn Foundation
NFVCC logo
Town of Paonia logo
City of Delta logo

Upcoming Events

Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication

Oct 19 – In Conscious Communication learn Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to exponentially improve your communication skills with others.

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Evoke

Evoke

Sep 25, Oct 30, Nov 27 – Evoke: meditation and movement with Solea Anani. Embodied Movement is a simple yet profound practice of moving meditation.

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Relating Across Difference

Relating Across Difference

Oct 5 plus Oct 11, 18 and 25 – In the Relating Across Difference workshop learn tools and skills to better show up in relationships in all areas of our lives.

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October Movement as Medicine

October Movement as Medicine

Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28 – Come and move with us in the Movement As Medicine – Experiential Dance Practice. With Arlyn Alderdice and Rose Costello.

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Theater as a Practice

Theater as a Practice

Tuesdays, Oct 17-Nov 30 – Theater as a Practice: Through the art of puppetry and storytelling, children develop their sense of expression, social skills and interaction, speech, body language, self awareness, imagination, and creativity.

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Organize and Win

Organize and Win

Oct 19 & 26, Nov 2 & 9 – In this Organize and Win series, author/activist Rivera Sun and guest Henry Cervantes share tools and skills for working for social and environmental change in the North Fork Valley.

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Firestarters

Firestarters

Thursdays, Oct 20-Dec 15 – Firestarters is a 10-week immersive series with local mentors who weave together storytelling, skills, animal processing, hide tanning and more.

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Featured Activity

Community Lunch

Our cooking class utilizes local organic foods, to turn students on to the vitality, nutrition and flavor of our local bounty, while supporting local farms. The class prepares a community meal ($10 suggested donation or 1 hour of work in the kitchen).

We offer weekly meals attracting more community members each time, as well as, people from neighboring communities. We serve a minimum of 50 people each week lunch. This class teaches practical skills, service, and has a mentoring system where students will share their knowledge with each other while working together on a dish.