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 & TestimonialsEvery teacher’s passion made their subject matter feel profound — so much so, that every exemplary compost worm, foraged medicinal weed, and bacteria-filled speck of dirt had a voice too — and they spoke volumes. Ashevillage planted within me the seeds I so desperately needed to help me become a proactive citizen of the world and a mindful friend to the earth.Gracie, Resilient Workshop Participant
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
The Ashevillage Sanctuary is a gorgeous example of how you can turn a home and yard into a little paradise. I love this place! I slept so well. My room was beautiful, with earthen curved corners, niches, and clay paint. Everywhere, I saw beauty. I highly recommend that future program participants stay here. Thank you!Kate, NBX Participant & House Guest 2013
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
After seeing all the organization and work involved as well as the knowledge of the instructors I feel I got what I paid for and then some. Can’t put a price tag on good health.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
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
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
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
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