Live, Learn, & Grow with us! Three interns will live and work with Ashevillage Sanctuary & Institute for four months at a time. You will work 35 hours per week starting with a 3-week trial, which counts toward your 4 months. Your focus will be on a variety of tasks, from hands-on gardening and homesteading projects; to hospitality and house care; to administrative and outreach support, to other seasonal tasks and needs — getting to experience the full spectrum of what we do. Camping/lodging and in-season produce from the garden will be provided, however you will need to cover additional food costs. You will have a one-week break during the four months. For details & application visit: www.ashevillage.org/RES.
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!
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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Year-Round Residential Internships - 4 months Live, Learn, & Grow with us! Asheville, NC
Permaculture School - 12 months Starts May 22, 2017 with a 3-month residency near Asheville, NC
Permaculture Design Course - 2.5 weeks May 24 - June 11, 2017 near Asheville, NC
7 Different Permaculture Workshops Summer, 2017 near Asheville, NC
Wild Food & Fermentation Workshop New! Online in 2017!
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Quotes & Testimonials
Part of the magic of Ashevillage is all the extraordinary people who work, volunteer, and pass through this community hub. What an inspiring place!Ashevillage Sanctuary guestEvery 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
In Nature’s economy the currency is not money – it is life.Vandana Shiva
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”Buckminster Fuller
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
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
You guys taught me so much about team building, and it helped me so much learning to work together because I’m so used to working by myself. Thank you.Jessie, Natural Building Workshop Participant
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
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