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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Permaculture School - 12 months June 8 - September 2, 2016 with a 12 week residency 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
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Quotes & Testimonials
This workshop far exceeded my expectations – better than I could have imagined.Food As Medicine 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
An amazing opportunity to learn about and experience deeply nourishing food traditions. Take this class if you want to reconnect your gut with the land and thousands of years of fermentation practices.Food As Medicine Workshop Participant
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 DetwilerEvery 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
I love what you’re doing here. It is the future. If we are to have a future, this is what the it must look like. And you do it with such love and devotion and grace and humor. You’re just great! Thank you.
-Bonnie Shulman, month-long guest and mathematics professorBonnie, Ashevillage Sanctuary guest
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?Mary Oliver
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
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.Rachel Carson