ASHEVILLAGE INSTITUTE is a nonprofit in Asheville, NC dedicated to sustainable solutions in action. We host educational programs, including the Whole Earth Summit, Urban Farm School, Permaculture Design Courses, Natural Building Extravaganza, and Wise Water School.
July 26-August 2, 2014. 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.
April 12 - October 29, 2014, Mon.-Wed. Permaculture Design Course + Business of Agriculture Course + Natural Building Extravaganza. This full-season, food-centric Urban Farm School brings together the farmers, the sites, the visions, the networks, and the skills to grow food in our cities. Early bird discounts and payment plans are available. Find Out More
April 12 - 26, 2014. What does it take to design a world that works for all of Life; that prioritizes natural systems regeneration vs. destruction; and builds upon synergistic relationships….always in support of Nature? Welcome to Permaculture, an integrated design approach modeled after self-generating natural systems that support the resilience of our planet and its people. Find Out More