Archive for the 'Lost Valley' Category

Ecovillage and Permaculture Certificate Program at Lost Valley

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Ecovillage and Permaculture Certificate Program 2006 at Lost Valley Educational Center (LVEC), Dexter Oregon
Summer program: June 26 - August 18, 2006; Fall program: October 2-27, 2006
This dynamic residential program provides a holistic introduction to ecovillages, in addition to a full permaculture design certificate course. Students may receive academic or internship credits.
Subjects: Ecological Landscape […]

Two weeks at Lost Valley

Monday, April 17th, 2006

It’s been three weeks, and I finally feel ready to post this. It’s been a long time in coming, but I hope the time and effort shows. About Lost Valley…
Wow. What can happen in the span of two weeks. Let’s start at the end, since it’s freshest in my mind. Lost Valley runs […]

Snapshot of Lost Valley

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

It’s been challenging to articulately compose my reaction to Lost Valley. There are too many things running around in my head about the land, the gracious sense of the place and the people who make it that way. I’ve made several attempts so far just to go silent with a smile. As pleasant (and maybe […]

notice: no cell service

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

While we’re here at Lost Valley, we do not have cell phone coverage. So we’re not ignoring your calls, we just aren’t getting them.

Interview with Dianne Brause, co-founder of Lost Valley Educational Center

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The Lost Valley Education Center and intentional community was conceived on Earth Day 1989. Since then, Dianne Brause, co-founder, has been helping to guide its development. She spoke with us after a community lunch on February 16, 2006.
Benjamin Bradley: I saw on the website you have, the mission statement and then the three goals for […]

Lost Valley Pictures - Permaculture Projects

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Pictures of various permaculture projects around Lost Valley - papercrete, strawbale, cob, a solar cooker and solar shower, and more.

A cob construction - resides behind the main lodge. There is a phone booth on the right-hand side behind the bench.

Outside of the cob phone booth (see the stained glass window!).

Inside of the cob phone booth.

An […]

Lost Valley Pictures - The Land

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Here are some pics of Lost Valley’s land, including their creek and meadow.

April’s artistic shot of trees near the creek.

There is a large meadow near the yurts where visitors can camp during the summer.

View of the meadow from the yurt-side.

View up the creek from a crossing bridge.

Downstream at the creek

Path leading away from the creek […]

Lost Valley Pictures - Buildings

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Entering Lost Valley

Coming up the driveway at Lost Valley. Parking lot is on the left, offices are beyond the parking lot. The front cob bench is straight ahead.

The front cob bench where we met for the tour. The main lodge is behind and to the right.
Buildings Around Lost Valley

The main lodge. Along the back of […]

First impressions of Lost Valley

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

I see Lost Valley as a three-fold enterprise: a conference-hosting business, a land-development operation, and a housing co-op. All three projects are hosted on the same land and run by the same people, who live together 24 hours a day. Running this enterprise is by no means a small feat.

When we arrived on Wednesday the […]