October 12-16, 2015. 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!
April 2 - Nov. 16, 2016 with an 8-week residency in Asheville April 2 - May 26, 2016. This school is a deep dive introduction into learning the skills you need to create a resilient life, while honing your personal calling and path in the world. Discover what it takes to grow a garden, preserve and ferment food, make medicine, work with the plants, be connected in nature, and live in community. Asheville’s top teachers, gardeners, fermenters, healers, botanists, and community educators will share what they know about creating regenerative ecosystems that work for humans and the rest of the natural world. If you are an aspiring homesteader, naturalist, food activist, health professional, inspired human being, or hungry student, you will gain life-long wisdom in this 8-month school. For details & registration visit: www.ashevillage.org/RLS.
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Resilient Living School - 8 months April 2 - November 16, 2016 with an 8 week residency in Asheville, NC
April 2 - May 26, 2016
Resilient Living Workshop - 1 week April 4-8, 2016
Permaculture School - 12 months June 8 - September 2, 2016 with a 12 week residency near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Design Course - 2 weeks June 10 - 26, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Workshops - 3.5 days each, click for dates
Wild Food and Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz June 27 - July 1, 2016 in Asheville, NC
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Quotes & Testimonials
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
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
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
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 sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal: a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.Charles Eisenstein
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
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?Mary Oliver
I love what you’re doing here. It is the future. If we are to have a future, this is what the it must look like. And you do it with such love and devotion and grace and humor. You’re just great! Thank you.
-Bonnie Shulman, month-long guest and mathematics professorBonnie, Ashevillage Sanctuary guest
Most problems are simply missed opportunities. The flip side of every problem is a solution.Mark Lakeman, City Repair Institute
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