The Lavra Educational Foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) located in San Luis Obispo County. We provide educational workshops on sustainable living, environmental building, health/wellness, and communal living, directed by resident-teachers who live these values at our experimental living campus in Corbett Canyon.
As our nonprofit continues to grow, we hope to offer educational workshops, lectures and events to our local community in a variety of forms. Some of our current and planned events include:
The Lavra Lecture Series
Started in 2015, the Lavra Lecture Series invites experts from our local area and across to country to speak on a variety of topics, from psychological health, philosophical approaches to community, and the future of communal living. These evenings are opportunities to gather as a community into a room, hear something interesting, and then have engaging conversations with wine.
Kids Gardening Program
A free program for at-risk teen girls, this youth program combines gardening and wellness to facilitate a healing reconnection to nature.
Sustainable Building Workshops
We plan to offer workshops and events that will expand the knowledge of alternative building materials and designs, such as building with Cob, green roofs, composting toilets, and other alternative building techniques.
In the effort to encourage communal ties and interconnections in our local area, we host monthly community dinners as well as other social gatherings such as wine tastings, dances, bonfires, and movie nights.
Sunday morning gardening for the whole family. Learn permaculture and sustainable backyard gardening skills while enjoying time outside in nature.