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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Wise Water Stewardship Workshop July 25 - 28, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Generative Food Forests & Ecosystems Management Workshop August 1 - 4, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology Workshop August 15 - 18, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Ecological & Natural Building Workshop August 22 - 25, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Permaculture School - 12 months Early Summer through Fall, 2017 with a 12 week residency near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Design Course - 2 weeks Early Summer, 2017 near Asheville, NC
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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
An amazing opportunity to learn about and experience deeply nourishing food traditions. Take this class if you want to reconnect your gut with the land and thousands of years of fermentation practices.Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
I feel extremely blessed to have had this opportunity. I know I’ve told some people that I feel like this seems like a dream come true, and even though we are strangers I felt like I’ve known everyone for a long time within my soul even though I’ve never met any one of you. It has been a hell of a ride, and I want to continue it.Ellis, Natural Building Workshop Participant
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
My workshop with Jenny McGruther at Ashevillage surpassed my expectations. With so many moving parts I was consistently impressed with how smoothly the staff and volunteers executed everything seamlessly.Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
I really appreciated the diversity of the people who are here, the ages, backgrounds, what we were doing before, what we want to do, it’s so fun to be around so many kinds of people who all feel inspired to do something different and change the world.Amber, Natural Building Workshop Participant
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
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
I feel really confident now to think ‘how to farm,’ to think ‘whole systems,’ and to think like ‘food systems,’ and even more than that, how to approach life in general. My perspective has been very enriched and totally changed.Ian, UFS Graduate 2013
“Empowering people to solve problems in a practical and creative way, regenerate their environments, build resilient communities and create abundance while caring for the earth. Based on the earthcare ethics and ecological principles permaculture can be readily applied and adapted to specific cultures and climates.”Robyn Francis, Djanbung Gardens