Live, Learn, & Grow with us! Three interns will live and work with Ashevillage Sanctuary & Institute for four months at a time. You will work 35 hours per week starting with a 3-week trial, which counts toward your 4 months. Your focus will be on a variety of tasks, from hands-on gardening and homesteading projects; to hospitality and house care; to administrative and outreach support, to other seasonal tasks and needs — getting to experience the full spectrum of what we do. Camping/lodging and in-season produce from the garden will be provided, however you will need to cover additional food costs. You will have a one-week break during the four months. For details & application visit: www.ashevillage.org/RES.
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!
We're excited to offer this workshop ONLINE in 2017! Join New York Time’s best selling author Sandor Katz and five of Asheville’s top wild food experts for this 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 & information visit: www.ashevillage.org/WFF
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Permaculture School - 12 months Starts May 22, 2017 with a 3-month residency near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Design Course - 2.5 weeks May 24 - June 11, 2017 near Asheville, NC
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I’m really grateful for this week, to be able to get my hands dirty and work and do so many new things, that’s not normally the case to be able to learn so much so fast. I’m so grateful for all of the teachers and their compassion and love.Chloe, Natural Building Workshop Participant
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”Buckminster Fuller
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
I have been incorporating fermentation in everything. Just made yogurt cheese to be ready for Friday night’s book club dinner at our house. Everyday I make a new type of dish with some fermentation type of process. I ate a radish salad tonight that I never would have made if not for the class. What I also recall is the fun everyone had, and the good times of being together sharing skills. Good memories.Food As Medicine Workshop ParticipantLove your programs and initiatives. You always select the foremost in their fields of knowledge and present the most current wave of thought in your courses. Wonderful presentations.Wishing all participants the success that I have found when participating in your school sessions.Florence
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
I’ve loved how we’ve functioned as a group, it’s been really inspirational. We’ve been aware of, and adapted to each others needs. I think that’s an important skill for farming, too, figuring out the direction, and then adapting because it’s never going to be what we think.Matt, UFS Graduate 2013
As a busy, widowed mother of 3 small children, I always felt too unsure of myself to safely experiment with fermentation and foraging at home. This intensive experience has demystified everything and I cant’ wait t begin feeding more nourishing foods to my family.Jennifer Wilkerson, Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
You will not meet a more heartfelt, dedicated team of teachers and assistants. You might even leave with a new community of friends to help you build that project you have always dreamed of.Michael, NBX Participant 2012
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