Certificate in Community Storytelling



If you are driving, Ashland, Oregon is conveniently located off of Interstate 5, less than 20 miles from the Oregon / California border.

To reach Ashland by air, fly into the Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport. Located in Medford, the region’s only commercial airport is located just 15 miles north of Ashland. Air transportation is provided by Alaska, Allegiant Air, American, Delta Connections, United, and United Express/SkyWest.

Ground transportation from the airport is available through a number of shuttles and taxi providers, including Cascade Shuttle, Yellow Cab and Valley Cab. Five rental car agencies operate directly at the airport terminal: Alamo, Budget, Hertz, National and Enterprise. For more information on airport transportation visit www.airportshuttles.com.

Uber also offers service from Medford to Ashland (although currently there is no return service from Ashland to Medford). www.uber.com.


Ashland is home to dozens of inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, and both economy and luxury hotels. To locate the lodging that fits your needs while you are participating in the Community Storytelling Certification program, visit the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at www.ashlandchamber.com.

A limited number of home stays with Hearth volunteers may be available on a case to case basis. If you are interested in a home stay, please contact karen@thehearthcommunity.com.


Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided for each full day of training in the Community Storytelling Certification program. Morning options will include coffee and tea and a light mid-morning snack. Lunch will be provided by local restaurants and caterers, and menus will be available in advance of the training date. If you have specific food restrictions or allergies, please let us know well ahead of your arrival so that we may be sure to have food offerings that meet your needs.

For breakfast and dinner, you have a multitude of delicious options within Ashland’s borders. Many of these can be found via the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at www.ashlandchamber.com. Or, a quick online search will yield dozens of reviews to tempt your palate as you explore Ashland.