Open House “Spanish Immersion and Organic Farming in the Willamette Valley: The Escuela Helvetia Experience”



November 14, 2019
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

EMU Coquille Room

Would you like to grow your advanced Spanish language skills while learning organic farming basics and developing your own unique ideas for how sustainable agriculture can function as a catalyst for a more equitable and inclusive society?

Analisa TaylorAssociate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages will be leading a new Spanish-immersion ‘study away’ program this summer, June 17-July 4: Spanish Immersion and Organic Farming in the Willamette Valley In this intensive two-week program, you can earn 4 upper division SPAN “expertise/in residence” credits (SPAN 407: Escuela Helvetia: una introducción práctica a la agroecología) and complete your experiential learning requirement through hands-on community-based learning at Stoneboat Farm, a 30-acre transitional organic farm just outside Portland.

On Thursday November 14 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the EMU Coquille Room, Program Director and farm co-owner Jesse Nichols (see Campopdx.org and Escuela Helvetia) and Prof. Taylor will be holding an Open House. Please drop by to learn more about this program.  

GEO Advisor Crystal Galarza will join us to talk about scholarship opportunities. You can also contact her directly at  cgalarza@uoregon.edu
This new program features:

Spanish Immersion in Action:

  • Practiceseeding, soil science, planting, harvesting, processing
  • Conversation: Intercultural solutions to local and global problems
  • Critique: Indigenous agricultural systems; agribusiness, globalization & human rights

Spanish Immersion in Community: 

  • Homestays with Spanish-speaking families including breakfasts and dinners
  • Fresh Food including daily farm lunch; weekend potlucks; cooking lesson
  • Field trips to local community organizations

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