The class is held once per year in the winter, typically on Tuesday evenings (6:15 to 9:00 pm) starting in the first half of January, and runs for eight weeks. In addition to the eight class sessions, there are two required Saturday field trips and an optional Friday field trip. The 2013 syllabus and documents can be downloaded from the Course Documents page.
The classes are offered free to participants who agree to “pay forward” what they have learned with 30 hours of community service. Volunteer opportunities are as varied as staffing a booth at the Linn or Benton County fairs, leading recycling workshops, and volunteering with local reuse agencies. Class space is limited.