ABOUT US

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Cader Olive has been studying, living, and teaching connected living in nature for the past 40 years.  He has a Doctorate in Ecology and spent years researching animal behavior and populations.  For 20 years he owned and operated a green building and contracting business, helping people find sustainable ways to provide homes for their families.  For  15 years he taught workshops at a non-profit education center he founded in Northern Wisconsin.  The mission of this center was to connect local residents in learning about the landscape they lived in, their human neighbors, and ways to live there more conscientiously, locally, and sustainably.  The center was a living demonstration of passive solar home design and energy use, permaculture and organic gardening, gathering food and materials from the land, and simple living.  Since coming to Portland in 2011, Cader has taught numerous classes for local organizations and consulted with families and individuals trying to live more locally, sustainably, and connected to their own landscape. His passion is in helping local people find ways to live a satisfying, integrated, quality life with their family and their wild and human relations.  Cader currently spends part of the year in Portland, Oregon and part of the year in Cornucopia, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

OFFERING CONSULTING AND WORKSHOPS ON:

CONNECTING WITH NATURE

WILD EDIBLE PLANTS

READING TRACKS, TRAILS, AND SIGN

FINDING YOUR WAY WITHOUT A COMPASS

FAMILIES IN WILD NATURE

FEEL AT HOME AND SEE MORE IN NATURE

ASTRONOMY WITHOUT A TELESCOPE

PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATURAL HISTORY

UPPER GREAT LAKES NATURAL HISTORY

PASSIVE SOLAR ENERGY – DESIGN AND DEVICES

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