All posts by dandelionrootss

About dandelionrootss

I have been an educator for almost 2 decades. I am a co-founder of the Little Lake Learning Community, a democratic free school and I have also taught in Detroit Public Schools and the University of Michigan. My family is comprised of Rodolfo (my partner), Amaru (10 y/o son), Paloma (8 y/o daughter) plus we have two kitties, Olive and Jett, two rats, Kiki and Boots, and three guppies, Glitter, Buttercup and Ocean. We just moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where we lived in an intentional co-housing community, to Eugene, Oregon. The kids have only ever been at the school I started and after trying public school for the first time, it became very clear that it was not working out for any of us. So I took the kids out of school and I am unschooling the kids for the first time in a new community. I set up this blog for me to write about what we do and what I am grappling with.

Spring Term Class Registration

Registration for Members is on Tuesday, March 14th.
Registration for Non-Members is on Wednesday, March 15th.
You can register here on your allotted day.
The Fundraising dinner and the End of Term Showcase are on Thursday, March 16th.

If you need to sign up to volunteer, a link will be here soon.

Cascadia has a waitlist!

If you are a new family that has never attended Cascadia before, you will need to fill out the waitlist form here. Once we receive your form, you will be placed on a waitlist for future terms. If you have any questions, you may email us at


Welcome to Cascadia Learning Cooperative, a part-time secular program for Eugene-Springfield area homeschoolers and unschoolers ages 6-14. We are an active learning community with a high level of parent involvement. We are open three days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children can take classes such as language arts, geography, art, social studies, and theater, plus have plenty of time to socialize and play outside. Children can come for 1 or 2 classes or for 1, 2 or 3 full days. We value social justice and celebrate diversity at Cascadia.

Our Mission: Cascadia is a choice-based learning cooperative whose goal is to enrich learning and build community for homeschoolers in the Eugene/Springfield area.

We are located at the Friends Church  at 3495 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR.