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.
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.
Education, art, advocacy, and wellness for all.
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.
Aug 19 – Movement as Medicine is a moving, dynamic, transformational practice – dance your way home to yourself; inspired by the practice of 5 Rhythms.
Aug 21 – In the Movement As Medicine – Experiential Dance Practice, your tears are welcome, your strength is welcome. Come and move with us.
Aug 22 – At CSU’s Field Day, celebrate the harvest and learn about interesting agricultural research through farm tours and workshops.
Aug 26 – Seniors on Farms will be at Thistle Whistle Farm in Hotchkiss and focusing on nightshades. Also, we will talk about local grain.
Aug 29 – Primordial Breathwork is rooted in inter-generational wisdom, reflected in both Tibetan and Amazonian cultures as a conduit of experiential insight into the nature of existence.
Aug 30 – Join us to learn how to work with locally grown flowers to design your own flower bouquet and bring it home with you!
Sep 10 – Come celebrate Heritage Days in honor of our agricultural workers at Festival Agricola on September 10, 4-10pm in Olathe.
Sep 18 – Etienne Tolno from Guinea will be leading a West African Drum, Song and Dance workshop. He has been studying West African music since his early teens and drumming professionally with various companies in Guinea since his early twenties.
Sep 19 – In the Dharma of Activism, learn techniques and methods to lead from the heart from those who have put compassionate activism into action on a global scale.
Sep 21 – In 4 Thoughts that Turn the Mind Towards Liberation, join Dropon Lama Dorje in a deep dive into 4 foundational reflections that turn the mind.
Sep 27 – Enjoy a Vegetable Variety Tasting event at the Arbol Farmers Market. Also participate in our newest variety trial of regionally adapted seed.
Harvest for Health Monday Lunch is prepared by Chrys Bailey, family and friends. 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Pick-up – Trading Post.
We’re back at the Hearth (138 Grand Ave, Paonia).
Also, a special shout out to everyone who participated in the show last on Nov 26, 2021.
Between the KNVF takeover and seeing our collective artwork on the wall – it’s hard not to feel the power of our community! Truly grateful! Here are photos, in case you missed it.
The Learning Council strives to provide educational opportunities to people of all ages and abilities with a focus on community-building and cultivating classical arts, agriculture and practical arts.
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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.