Course reading and references will be provided online before the course begins. There are not prerequisite reading assignments, but review of some of the information in the course packet before the course begins may be helpful. Each student will receive a printed version of our course syllabus upon arrival. Additional resources (such as sample curricula) will be available online for free. Please bring writing implements and a (charged) laptop, iPad, notebook or paper for note-taking. There is NOT wifi at Jean's Farm, so please plan to use your mobile device as a Hot Spot for access to the internet.
Portland weather is very unpredictable! Temperatures may be chilly in the mornings and weather may be rainy, but usually at the end of July we have lovely sunny summer weather in the 80's (F). Please still come prepared for rain (rain boots, raincoat and rain-pants). Please also bring short sleeved shirts (in case the days are hot), long-sleeved shirts, a sweater, a sunhat and a jacket. We always cross our fingers for sunny, summer weather, but even though for most places in the country summer is in full swing during our courses, Portland summer weather has been unpredictable in recent years.