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!
Fall 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 school. For details & registration visit: www.ashevillage.org/RLS.
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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
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Wild Food and Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz June 27 - July 1, 2016 in Asheville, NC
Resilient Living School - 8 week residency in Asheville, NC Fall 2016
Resilient Living Workshop - 1 week Fall, 2016
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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
Every time we came back from any of our trips to the mountains, after having a full day, we were really looking forward to coming back “home” and gathering in this holy space.Workshop Participant
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
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
What more is there to do in these times than to show up 100% so that we can be modern Earthlings in healthy relationship with the rest of the living world? We are intrinsically a part of Nature, and recognize that re-defining and creating what is possible in our cities and neighborhoods is essential to our happiness, and the well being of all LIFE on Earth.
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
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
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
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
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