Live, Learn, & Grow with us! 3 interns will live & work with Ashevillage Sanctuary for 4 months at a time. Your focus will be on a variety of tasks, including: hands-on gardening & homesteading projects; hospitality & house care; administrative & office support, plus other seasonal tasks & needs. You will gain experience in the full spectrum of what we do. Camping/lodging + in-season produce from the garden will be provided, however you will need to cover additional food costs. You will have a 1-week break during the 4 months. For details & application visit: www.ashevillage.org/RES.
Welcome to Ashevillage Sanctuary! Our headquarters is a transformed junkayrd crack house turned into a 1.3 acre, eco-urban living-learning laboratory & guest house. A few blocks from downtown Asheville, NC, the site now demonstrates integrated ecological systems with edible & pollinator gardens, ponds, natural buildings, recycled courtyards & more. 8 minutes from downtown & bordering 60 acres of woods & trails. We believe in creating the world we want by putting our beliefs into practice in our own backyard. Please come visit, stay with us & live your passions -- the world needs all of us!
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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Rooms for Rent >> COME STAY WITH US!Ashevillage Sanctuary has gorgeous winter rooms for rent in our women-run guest house. Come for a month or more! For details, email email@example.com
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Permaculture & Ecovillage Immersion - 9 weeks June 10 - August 11, 2017
Permaculture Design Course - 18 days June 12-30, 2017
Ecological & Natural Building Workshops August 16-20, 2017
Wild Food & Fermentation Workshop New! Online in 2017!
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Quotes & Testimonials
Ashevillage is such a beautiful example of all the teachings of permaculture. This is a living example of what’s possible for us to live in harmony with the earth. It’s really inspiring to be here and and to see it put into use and to see the community build something that can be an example for the rest of the world.Workshop Participant
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
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 definitely got more out of the Natural Building Extravaganza than what I expected. I feel like I learned so much more this week than a whole year of school. It was absolutely worth every penny it took to get me here.Sarah, NBX Participant 2013
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 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 believe that in order to create the world we want, we must live it now.
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
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