Fall 2016. This comprehensive workshop is an overview of the basic skills you’ll need to create a resilient life. Dig deep into what it takes to build and maintain a vibrant homestead. Learn from Asheville’s top teachers, gardeners, fermenters, healers, and botanists how to create a thriving, regenerative ecosystem, community, and home. In this workshop you will learn about homesteading, gardening, foraging, fermenting, food preservation, and herbal medicine making skills. If you are an aspiring urban homesteader, naturalist, activist, health professional, or hungry student, you will gain life-long wisdom in this week-long immersion. In a world focused on sustainability, we ask, why not go one step further >> resilient living. For details & registration visit: www.ashevillage.org/RLW.
WELCOME to our headquarters, Ashevillage Sanctuary, a transformed junkyard and crack house turned into one-acre, eco-urban demonstration site, living-learning laboratory, and guest house...just a few blocks from downtown Asheville, NC. Our team has developed the site into a demonstration of integrated ecological systems with extensive gardens, ponds, a waterfall, natural buildings, recycled stone courtyard and ampitheatre. You can walk out the front door and be in town in just eight minutes, or out back into 60 acres of woods and trails. We believe in creating the world we want to live in and putting our beliefs into practice in our own backyard. We grow food and medicine, capture and use rainwater, and show others how to do the same. Please come visit, stay for a month, participate, and take the leap toward being all that you can be in this world!
June 27-July 1, 2016. Join New York Time’s best selling author Sandor Katz and five of Asheville’s top wild food experts for this week-long immersive workshop. You’ll learn hands-on, age-old, health-enhancing techniques for increasing the nutritive and healing properties of your food through fermentation. Gain take-home skills in safe foraging and preparation of wild plants, weeds, medicines, and mushrooms! For details & registration visit: www.ashevillage.org/WFF
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Permaculture School - 12 months June 8 - September 2, 2016 with a 12 week residency near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Design Course - 2 weeks June 10 - 26, 2016 near Asheville, NC
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Wild Food and Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz June 27 - July 1, 2016 in Asheville, NC
Resilient Living School - 8 week residency in Asheville, NC Fall 2016
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Quotes & Testimonials
You guys taught me so much about team building, and it helped me so much learning to work together because I’m so used to working by myself. Thank you.Jessie, Natural Building Workshop Participant
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
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
We believe that in order to create the world we want, we must live it now.
Permaculture is an idea whose time has come and Ashevillage is a shining example of what’s possible.Dr. Andrew Weil
Every time we came back from any of our trips to the mountains, after having a full day, we were really looking forward to coming back “home” and gathering in this holy space.Workshop Participant
It was one of the best experiences of my life. Wonderful instructors, beautiful setting and the best brought out of us all. Learning the art and beauty of mixing dirt, clay, straw, bamboo and wood to create nearly any type of structure has been true inspiration.Chris, NBX Participant 2012
One of the most important things about permaculture is that it is founded on a series of principles that can be applied to any circumstance—agriculture, urban design, or the art of living. The core of the principles is the working relationships and connections between all things.Juliana Birnbaum FoxSustainable Revolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide
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
This workshop will allow me to step into the new level of food preparation choices that I never thought I would be able to try: yogurt, kombucha, canning & so much more.Food As Medicine Workshop Participant