March 23 - October 23, 2015. Are you itching to get outside, dig your hands in the dirt, and grow food? Do you want to embody what you're learning and work hard while you're at it? Includes: Permaculture Certification • Water Retention Landscape Course • Natural Building Extravaganza • Primitive Skills Gathering • weekly mentorship in organic gardening and site management • field trips, and more.
May 23 - August 14, 2015. A deep dive into gaining the skills, knowledge and next steps in Design Systems & Projects + Wise Water Practices + Organic Cultivation + Generative Foodsheds + Botany + Food & Herbal Preservation + Natural Building + Renewable Energy + Personal Leadership + Vision & Business Development. Registration opens October 15, 2014.
Summer 2015, dates TBA. The Natural Building Extravaganza (NBX) offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of hands-on workshops, classes, slideshows, field trips and special projects. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.
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March 23 - October 23, 2015
Permaculture School: Design Ecology & Living Skills
May 23 - August 14, 2015
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July 5-12, 2015 (tentative)
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Quotes & Testimonials
The Ashevillage Sanctuary is a gorgeous example of how you can turn a home and yard into a little paradise. I love this place! I slept so well. My room was beautiful, with earthen curved corners, niches, and clay paint. Everywhere, I saw beauty. I highly recommend that future program participants stay here. Thank you!Kate, NBX Participant & House Guest 2013
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?Mary Oliver
Just as water is the foundation of life, it must also be the foundation of design in the built environment.Betsy Damon, Founder of Keeper of the Waters
Natural building is a part of the sustainability movement that is rapidly growing in our world. I love it! I’ll take this knowledge deeper, building and designing projects back home.Shelley Stenzel, Natural Building Apprentice
I chose to stay at Ashevillage to see and experience what they are co-creating there & also to support their community concept.Ann, Ashevillage Sanctuary guest
We are so thankful for the opportunity to experience Ashevillage on our recent visit to NC. From the moment we stepped on the property, we knew we had entered a special place.Ashevillage Sanctuary guest
Permaculture land-use ethics invite us to protect intact ecosystems where they remain and, where ecosystems have been destroyed, to help restore them. Permaculture design also suggests that we take care of earth while taking care of people.Juliana Birnbaum Fox
Please feel our gratitude deeply. Know that we share wishes for abundant living, strong health, joy, and fun aplenty! Many, many thanks! Love forever.Kathy and Kelsey Detwiler
“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.”Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture
In Nature’s economy the currency is not money – it is life.Vandana Shiva