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To see a vital community in action was inspiring. With every week of participation, I was introduced to new community members with vital and intriguing knowledge to share…. The information and skills shared – face-to-face, feet-to-earth, hands-to-tool – was exceptionally deep and enriching.
      - Ryan Dubas, 2011 participant
Community Transformations
Summer intensive Program

Solutions from the Grassroots

June 27 – July 31, 2015
Eugene, Oregon

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and the time is now

Are you ready to make positive, meaningful change in the world?

Community Transformations is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live a wholesome lifestyle, build community, enact genuine sustainability, develop a powerful social vision, vitalize body, mind and spirit, and have fun making the world a better place. 

Come to Eugene this summer for a five-week immersion experience  participating with engaged people who are transforming their neighborhood into a more sustainable, resilient, livable place…from the ground up, one seed at a time.   

Community Transformations will challenge you to integrate body, mind, heart, and spirit in service to all living beings…and empower you with knowledge, skills, vision, and strategies for generating authentic, solution-oriented change from the grassroots.

During the program, you will have the opportunity to work with leading practitioners, teachers, and mentors (many of whom live right in the neighborhood) in the following areas:  

  • Permaculture and organic gardening
  • Whole foods preparation and preservation
  • Eco-building and green architecture (strawbale, cob, passive solar, etc.) 
  • Grassroots neighborhood markets and barter exchange
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Communication strategies and group processes
  • Community service and outreach
  • Online media and e-portfolios
  • Liberation philosophy and social movements
  • Systems thinking and resilient sustainability
  • Spiritual philosophy and dharma
  • Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT)
  • …and more!

For further information email,
with subject line "Community Transformations Inquiry"

Program Tuition


Frequently asked questions
The FAQ is being updated for 2015 and will be available soon!  Please check back soon.

Application & Registration
Complete the application form and submit via email to We will contact you within two weeks about your application and any next steps in the process. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2015, although we accept applications until the program is filled. Space is limited to 18 participants, so check here for updates.

If your application is approved, you will need to submit your deposit of $250 as soon as possible to secure your place in the program. We must have your deposit in hand before you are considered "registered" for the program.  The balance of the program fee will be due no later than June 15, 2015.You will need to plan to arrive in Eugene on the weekend of June 27-28. 

  Application Form
(downloads as a Word document)

View the community transformations slideshow
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Hear what participants say

2013 What do you want to tell people about Community Transformations? from PROUT Institute on Vimeo.

2013 What did you gain from the Program? from PROUT Institute on Vimeo.

2013 How was your experience with Community Transformations? from PROUT Institute on Vimeo.