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Affiliated Programs >> MORE OPPORTUNITIESPermaculture School: Design Ecology & Living Skills - 12 weeks. May 23 - August 14, 2015
Water Retention Landscape Course - 1 week. June 2 - 6, 2015
Natural Building Workshop - 1 week. July 6 - 10, 2015
Quotes & Testimonials
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”Buckminster Fuller
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.Rachel Carson
We believe that in order to create the world we want, we must live it now.
“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
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
Just as water is the foundation of life, it must also be the foundation of design in the built environment.Betsy Damon, Founder of Keeper of the Waters
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
“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
Most problems are simply missed opportunities. The flip side of every problem is a solution.Mark Lakeman, City Repair Institute
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