Fall 2016. 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!
June 27-July 1, 2016. Join New York Time’s best selling author Sandor Katz and five of Asheville’s top wild food experts for this week-long 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 & registration visit: www.ashevillage.org/WFF
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Wise Water Stewardship Workshop July 25 - 28, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Generative Food Forests & Ecosystems Management Workshop August 1 - 4, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology Workshop August 15 - 18, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Ecological & Natural Building Workshop August 22 - 25, 2016 near Asheville, NC
Permaculture School - 12 months Early Summer through Fall, 2017 with a 12 week residency near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Design Course - 2 weeks Early Summer, 2017 near Asheville, NC
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After a week at Ashevillage’s Resilient Living Workshop, I am a changed person. Having been a New Yorker for the past 16 years, I came in with very little knowledge about the field of permaculture, much less any knowledge about growing my own vegetables or living anywhere other than in the thickest of grids. I expected to gain an introduction to permaculture and some skills to get me started, but I didn’t expect to have such a joyful, tearful, heartwarming mind and soul shift.Gracie, Resilient Living 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
Please feel our gratitude deeply. Know that we share wishes for abundant living, strong health, joy, and fun aplenty! Many, many thanks! Love forever.Kathy and Kelsey Detwiler
I have been incorporating fermentation in everything. Just made yogurt cheese to be ready for Friday night’s book club dinner at our house. Everyday I make a new type of dish with some fermentation type of process. I ate a radish salad tonight that I never would have made if not for the class. What I also recall is the fun everyone had, and the good times of being together sharing skills. Good memories.Food As Medicine 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
The quality of this program was only exceeded by the kindness and support of the staff. If this is what an Ashevillage program is like, I will be back soon.Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
This workshop far exceeded my expectations – better than I could have imagined.Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
I came to the Urban Farm School so I could start my own farm project. I’m leaving with the knowledge on how to do that, plus so much more. I will never look at things the same way again, from how we grow food, to policy, to culture and society as a whole.Ollie, UFS Graduate 2013
It was one of the best experiences of my life. Wonderful instructors, beautiful setting and the best brought out of us all. Learning the art and beauty of mixing dirt, clay, straw, bamboo and wood to create nearly any type of structure has been true inspiration.Chris, NBX Participant 2012