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2017 Workshops, Internships & Apprenticeships

Spring Session begins April 17
Summer Session begins June 26
Fall Session begins September 25

Live on-site for immersive community experience or live at home and attend part time

Tailored to Your Learning Interests
College Credit Available – Please Inquire

Learn from Elders and other Experienced Teachers
Hands-on Experiential Learning
Learn with Others with Similar Interests
 Serve and Build Community

Food Resilience & Self-Reliance 

Permaculture, Organic, and Biodynamic Gardening & Farming, Food Forests, Animal Husbandry – Dairy Farming, Butchering, Tanning Hides, Beekeeping, Food Preservation, Fermentation, Emergency Preparedness, Paradigm Shift Planning. First Aid.



Herbs & Holistic Health

Herbal Medicine, Plant Identification, Ethnobotany, Making Herbal Products (culinary and cosmetic), Nutrition, Qigong (Conscious Movement), Food as Medicine, Indigenous and Native Plants and Their Uses, Community Health, Aromatherapy, Flower Essences.



Sustainable Building Trades

Green Building, Tools and Home Maintenance, Tiny and Wheeled Homes, Carpentry and Woodworking, Sustainable Forestry, Solar and Off Grid.






There is no financial cost for the 2017 Program. Sustainable Building Trades is a work trade, experiential learning program requiring 10-15 hours work a week in lieu of tuition. Residential programs may require additional hours.

All classes are included in the intern program at no extra charge. Some classes, however, are open to community members with fees on a sliding scale of $10-20 along with work trade. Native scholarships are often available; please inquire.


Interns pay for their own housing, either within our network, or elsewhere in the area. We have a limited number of work trade housing spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

Eugene area housing may be available at our network of farms and urban homesteads. Housing spaces include private rooms in communal households, dormitories, tipis, yurts, RVs, and homes ranging in size from tiny to three bedroom. Some housing includes meals. Some financial contribution may be required, depending on space. Some offer work trade either part or full.


Program sites vary but are usually within biking and bus distance in the Eugene area. We also offer carpooling for sites off the busline, but most locations are within 10-15 miles of Eugene. Our focus is on the River Road neighborhood for most of our projects.

To Apply:

Apply now, as spaces go quickly. We also have a wait list. Fill out the online form, email us, or give us a call.


Zaniyan is adopting and expanding its Eagletree Herb Intern Program. Here is a video from its 2016 program:

We hope to be adding classes in the future on all aspects of the human Life Cycle, including:

  • Beginning of Life
  • Midwifery & Natural Birth
  • Protecting the Future — Teaching Children and Youth
  • Elders
  • Preserving Indigenous and Many Nations Wisdom and Heritage
  • Death and Dying
  • Awareness and Respect

Interested? Please contact us.

Zaniyan Center Program Application

The information you provide is confidential and secure. Please complete the application and then email your essay and contact us to set up an interview. Please do not send your application until:

  1. You have determined that schedule fits your work/life schedule.
  2. You can be in Eugene for the right time frame.
  3. You acknowledge that we have a limited number of available spaces so if you take a slot and then you do not come, or you cancel last minute, you take away a spot for someone else.
  4. If looking for housing we will send you the residential living agreement, just email and ask for it first.

The 2018 Program will be changing such that we are not accepting applicants for next year. However, you can complete the contact and interest sections to get in our system and we will contact you Fall of 2017.