The Deanery Project offers a wide variety of experiential hands-on workshops and environmental education programs. It also rents its facilities at very reasonable rates to other organizations or schools that wish to take advantage of the site’s location and resources. In addition, Deanery Project staff offer consulting services across the organization’s range of programming. Staff can also consult with schools on curriculum development.

The Deanery Project has offered workshops on:

  • Natural Building: straw bale construction, natural finishes, earth construction, living roofs
  • Energy efficiency: solar, natural insulation materials, rocket stoves, small scale wind turbines, active transportation, bikes
  • Forests: tree identification, forest gardens, native tree nursery, trail building, low impact forest management
  • Permaculture: design, greenhouses, all-season gardening
  • Art: puppets, murals, papermaking, felting, installations, natural dyes
  • Food: eating with the seasons, outdoor bread making, wildcrafting, medicinal and culinary herbs
  • Youth: survival skills, boat building, vocational training, bike art

If you have an idea for a workshop at the Deanery, we would love to hear from you. Contact us for more information.

Facility Rental

The Deanery Project is a great place for your workshop or retreat. It’s available for half-day, full-day or multi-day rentals. We can accommodate 20 in our “bunkies,” and many more in tenting space. We have a fully stocked commercial kitchen and can help you to arrange catering.

Another great reason to hold your retreat at The Deanery Project is that our resource team can provide enriched programming, such as team-building activities, nature walks, and hands-on educational activities, to suit the needs of your group.

More details about the facilities can be found here.