There are not prerequisite reading assignments though optional course reading and references will be provided online before the course begins. Each participant will receive a printed version of our course packet at the introductory evening. Any additional resources will be distributed during the course or made available online. 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 if you would like access to the internet.
Portland weather is very unpredictable! Temperatures may be chilly in the mornings and weather may be rainy, but usually by mid-late July we have lovely sunny summer weather in the 80's (F). Please always 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 can be very unique.