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.
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.
Sep 16, 23 & 30 – In the Movement As Medicine – Experiential Dance Practice, your tears are welcome, your strength is welcome. Come and move with us.
Oct 12 – Apocalypse Defiance Circus, presented by Bread and Puppet, is in response to our totally unresurrected capitalist situation.
Oct 19 – In Conscious Communication learn Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to exponentially improve your communication skills with others.
Sep 25, Oct 30, Nov 27 – Evoke: meditation and movement with Solea Anani. Embodied Movement is a simple yet profound practice of moving meditation.
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.
Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28 – Come and move with us in the Movement As Medicine – Experiential Dance Practice. With Arlyn Alderdice and Rose Costello.
Oct 10, 17, 24 – Consciousness and Meditation is the greatest non-event – experience what it is like when you are not there.
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.
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.
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.
Harvest for Health Monday Lunch is prepared by Chrys Bailey, family and friends. 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Pick-up – Trading Post.
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.