Spiral Living Center

Spiral Living Center

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable living skills in the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon since 2006.

One of the most valuable experiences for us has been the journey of finding right relationship with the environment that we are inextricably woven. We are passionate about being homesteaders and stewards of Southern Oregon, and sharing knowledge specific to this area.


We're Hiring!

Are you passionate about sustainability and looking to be part of cultivating a local food harvesting network? We are hiring a new 2022 coordinator for the IV Gleaning Project!

Our IV Gleaning Project provides healthy, fresh food to local families in need by harvesting extra food from local farms, gardens and orchards and distributing it throughout the Illinois Valley. We are looking to contract with an energetic and self directed person to oversee the Gleaning Project as the Gleaning Coordinator for the 2022 season. The Gleaning Coordinator acts as an ambassador to the agricultural community and backyard growers by seeking gleaning sites. The Gleaning Coordinator will also deliver gleaned produce to food banks and programs in the Illinois Valley, organize and lead the gleans, work with partner agencies to distribute gleaned produce, and recruit volunteers for the IV Gleaning Project. Apply by August 14th!

Our Programs

Empowering IV teens + adults through skill building and outdoor experiences

Increasing food security by helping local land owners glean and donate excess produce

Promoting sustainable transportation through education + free bike repairs

Rent a book or a tool at our
on-site resource library at
Frog Farm in Takilma, Oregon.

Memberships help keep our programs accessible for all income levels. Learn more about SLC Membership in our video!

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Events + Workshops


Take a look at our Events Calendar
above to see what's coming up next!

Learn a new skill from HOME. Watch our 2020 Online Skilllshare Series on Vimeo! Classes are FREE
and available to watch at any time. Learn about wildcrafting, herbal remedies, animal processing, food preservation, and more!

Relive fond memories at our previous class galleries! Over the last 15 years we have hosted a variety of mission focused events such as: The Frog Farm Skillshare, Spring Seed & Scion Swap, The Annual Local Foods Dinner, The Annual Fermentation Festival, Women's Spa Day, Fix-It Fair.

Our Team

We deeply value our dedicated and passionate team who embody the people we serve! Our Stewardship Committee keeps us on track as our Board of Directors push us forward. SLC Staff members manage our programs and volunteer outreach.

Our Volunteers

The work we do would not be accomplished without the help of community volunteers! We are always looking for help during events and expanding our ongoing projects. All ages welcome!  Contact us to become a volunteer!