Date: June 10 – August 11, 2017
Earthaven Ecovillage | near Asheville, NC ~ USA
Certificate: Includes Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

**DISCOUNT CODE >> Use the code “SOILPEI100” & SAVE $100**

Acquire skills. Empower yourself. Awaken connection.

Expand your experience and unlock your gifts in this life-changing, community-based learning journey at Earthaven Ecovillage. Learn how to make informed and responsible choices for your basic needs through applied permaculture design and ecological living; forge deep, authentic relationships with yourself, others, and Earth; and contribute to a more sustainable and just world for all.

Education with Purpose

The Permaculture & Ecovillage Immersion is a two-month residency grounded in the integrated life of Earthaven Ecovillage—an ideal experimental classroom in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Through experiential and traditional techniques, you’ll undertake a transformative, eco-cultural learning experience. You’ll gain practical, real-life skills while fostering personal connection and growth in a supportive environment. The immersion lays the foundation for you to experience more happiness, vitality, deep listening, empathy, zeal for life, inner healing, and leadership on a daily basis.

SOIL attracts people from many walks of life who share a vision for a world that is ecologically harmonious, socially just, spiritually connected, personally empowering, and provides true wealth for all. The Permaculture & Ecovillage Immersion’s engaging curriculum offers opportunities to expand your awareness, further develop essential life skills, and cultivate your unique gifts and passions. Our team is ready to help you know those passions more intimately, step into your fullest expression, and play your role in the courageous co-creation of a new culture and world.

fractal“Empowering people to solve problems in a practical and creative way, regenerate their environments, build resilient communities and create abundance while caring for the earth. Based on the earthcare ethics and ecological principles permaculture can be readily applied and adapted to specific cultures and climates. ― Robyn Francis, Djanbung Gardens

Program Details

Visit SOIL’s official website for all Calendar, Location, Curriculum, Food, Lodging & Application details.

When: June 10–August 11, 2017 (9 weeks).

Where: Earthaven Ecovillage near Asheville, North Carolina.

Curriculum: Our dynamic curriculum combines ancient social and ecological wisdom with modern techniques, empowering people of all ages to become stewards, mentors, and leaders.

Food & Lodging: Your tuition covers all food. We offer catered meals during tightly scheduled learning times and food for self-prepared meals during other times. Camping is included in your tuition, and indoor lodging is also available.

Tuition: Full Tuition—$6,800 ($6,400 until February 10, 2017). This cost includes food for the full two months, camping, field trips, instruction, Permaculture Design Certification, and all materials. 

Application: A limited number of spaces are available for the 2017 Immersion. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage interested participants to apply as early as possible.

IMPORTANT DISCOUNT CODE >> When you apply, enter this code “SOILPEI100” & you will SAVE $100!


  1. Apply: Please visit the official Permaculture & Ecovillage Immersion web page and follow instructions. Be sure to use your discount code: SOILPEI100.
  2. Acceptance: You will receive a registration confirmation within a week. Payment is required within a week after acceptance to reserve your spot.
  3. Payment: Tuition can be paid by check, money order, PayPal, or credit card.



NikiAnne Feinberg
SOIL Program Director & Founder

sunflower3“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.” ― Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture

Affiliated Program: Please note that this is not a Permaculture School program. Our affiliates at the School of Integrated Living & Earthaven Ecovillage are running this program. We are proud to support them by spreading the word. They come highly recommended by us!