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 a great place to learn and grow with a peer group that is very knowledgeable and experienced. What sets them apart from other educational resources is the fact that they have done everything that they teach and can actually show you right in their backyard.Seth McLambEnergy Technician/CoordinatorBuncombe County Schools Maintenance
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
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
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
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
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
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
We felt honored to stay at Ashevillage (such lovely accommodations!), participate in the life and times of such an exciting place, and get to know you and the community. I feel so fortunate to have shown my daughter alternative lifestyles up close and lively; your openness, gracious ease of accommodation, generosity of spirit, sense of humor, positive outlook and passion for what you do (may I go on? your incredible taste buds and cooking talent, beautiful sense of artistry and love, which bring…Kathy and Kelsey Detwiler
We believe that in order to create the world we want, we must live it now.
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