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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Quotes & Testimonials
In Nature’s economy the currency is not money – it is life.Vandana Shiva
“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
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
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
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
Thanks so much for a meaningful day! It’s good to be back around chickens and fruit trees and compost. There is a sense of safety and harmony I get around permaculture places that I just don’t get elsewhere.Annabeth McNamaramusician
What more is there to do in these times than to show up 100% so that we can be modern Earthlings in healthy relationship with the rest of the living world? We are intrinsically a part of Nature, and recognize that re-defining and creating what is possible in our cities and neighborhoods is essential to our happiness, and the well being of all LIFE on Earth.
Permaculture is an idea whose time has come and Ashevillage is a shining example of what’s possible.Dr. Andrew Weil
I came to the Urban Farm School so I could start my own farm project. I’m leaving with the knowledge on how to do that, plus so much more. I will never look at things the same way again, from how we grow food, to policy, to culture and society as a whole.Ollie, UFS Graduate 2013
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.Rachel Carson