March 23 - October 23, 2015. Are you itching to get outside, dig your hands in the dirt, and grow food? Do you want to embody what you're learning and work hard while you're at it? Includes: Permaculture Certification • Water Retention Landscape Course • Natural Building Extravaganza • Primitive Skills Gathering • weekly mentorship in organic gardening and site management • field trips, and more.
May 23 - August 14, 2015. A deep dive into gaining the skills, knowledge and next steps in Design Systems & Projects + Wise Water Practices + Organic Cultivation + Generative Foodsheds + Botany + Food & Herbal Preservation + Natural Building + Renewable Energy + Personal Leadership + Vision & Business Development. Registration opens October 15, 2014.
Summer 2015, dates TBA. The Natural Building Extravaganza (NBX) offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of hands-on workshops, classes, slideshows, field trips and special projects. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.
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March 23 - October 23, 2015
Permaculture School: Design Ecology & Living Skills
May 23 - August 14, 2015
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July 5-12, 2015 (tentative)
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Quotes & Testimonials
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
Thanks so much for a meaningful day! It’s good to be back around chickens and fruit trees and compost. There is a sense of safety and harmony I get around permaculture places that I just don’t get elsewhere.Annabeth McNamaramusician
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”Buckminster Fuller
The rooms are uniquely beautiful with a welcoming spaciousness and timeless design. They show thoughtfulness and care from the human hand.Ashevillage Sanctuary guest
I feel really confident now to think ‘how to farm,’ to think ‘whole systems,’ and to think like ‘food systems,’ and even more than that, how to approach life in general. My perspective has been very enriched and totally changed.Ian, UFS Graduate 2013
In Nature’s economy the currency is not money – it is life.Vandana Shiva
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
Most problems are simply missed opportunities. The flip side of every problem is a solution.Mark Lakeman, City Repair Institute
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 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