Our programs are taught by a consortium of our finest local instructors and global leaders who are at the forefront of this work. We aim to inspire participants to walk their talk in their own backyards, neighborhoods, and cities by putting what they learn into practice.
Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion. 2-month immersion program at Earthaven Ecovillage near Asheville, NC: June 10 – August 11, 2017. An ecological learning journey for those who want to build their Permaculture projects, pathways, and careers. Gain skills in: ecological observation, principles & design; water stewardship; food systems & perennial agriculture; food as medicine; natural building; renewable and appropriate technology; personal leadership & more. Read more.
Permaculture Design Certification Course. June 12 – 30, 2017. This [certified] Permaculture Design Certification Course offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of lectures, slideshows, group design projects, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Gain tools, skills and experience with integrated design systems; time-tested, earth-based traditions; common-sense approaches that address real-world challenges; and the collaborative development of an integrated design plan for a real community project. Read more.
Ecological and Natural Building Workshop. August 16-20, 2017. • Tour natural buildings built with a variety of techniques • Learn about characteristics of common building materials • Experience techniques such as cob, earthen plasters and paints • Gain first hand experience with foundations, roofs, and wall systems. Read more.
Past Affiliate Programs
The programs listed below are hosted by our friends at Ashevillage. We do not take any responsibility for the content of their programs, but we do support and endorse them.
RESILIENT LIVING SCHOOL A deep dive introduction into 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 an organic garden, preserve and ferment food, make herbal medicine, connect with nature, and live in community. Asheville’s top teachers, gardeners, fermenters, healers, botanists, and community educators share what they know about creating regenerative ecosystems that work for humans and the natural world. You will gain life-long wisdom in this 8-month school.
RESILIENT LIVING WORKSHOP This comprehensive workshop is an overview of the basic skills you’ll need to create a resilient life. Learn from Asheville’s top teachers, gardeners, fermenters, healers, and botanists how to create a thriving, regenerative ecosystem, community, and home. Learn urban homesteading, organic gardening, foraging, fermenting, food preservation, and herbal medicine making skills. You will gain life-long wisdom in this week-long immersion.