Permaculture Design Course

Asheville, Georgia

This year Ashevillage Institute will be hosting classes and internships that provide you with real solutions to Peak Oil and the climate crisis. Our course offerings are taught by a dynamic team of instructors and take place at an educational community dedicated to permaculture and regenerative ways of living. Join a lifestyle and a worldwide movement with over 100,000 Design Course graduates!

Contact Information: Kimchi Rylander Registration Coordinator email or call 828.225.8820

April 25-27, May 30-June 1, June 27-29, July 25-27, Aug. 29-31, Sept. 26-28, Oct. 24-26 Permaculture Design Course at Ashevillage Institute (AVI) with Patricia Allison and other nationally renowned instructors

This course will introduce you to the essential principles and practices of permaculture, an ecological design system for creating abundant regenerative human habitats. It takes place at Ashevillage Institute, an emerging urban education center and living laboratory for sustainable solutions in action. AVI is located in a cluster of houses in a neighborhood a few blocks from downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Students receive a Permaculture Design certificate upon completion.

This course: • Includes 72 curriculum hours • Has an urban, neighborhood, and residential focus • Allows you to use the word 'Permaculture' professionally • Is hosted by Kleiwerks, an internationally-renowned organization • Offers practical, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual aspects of sustainability • Has an outstanding team of pioneering guest presenters from around the country, with over 200 cumulative years of teaching experience!

The weekend course format allows for more hands-on projects, social networking, and cultural sharing. It runs the last weekend of every month from April thru October, and begins with Friday evening presentations hosted by Ashevillage Institute.

Course fee: $1400 (does NOT include food and lodging) For details on registration, fees, discounts, course info, and other details,

For details on all 2008 educational events at the Ashevillage Institute,

Additional Week-end Sustainability Workshops For more info or to register email AVI or call 828.225.8820

Introduction to Permaculture with Patricia Allison & guests: March 27 & 28 Residential Rainwater & Greywater Harvesting with Brad Lancaster (Author of 'Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond'): April 24 & 25 Bee-Keeping with Chris Mathis (WNC Bee School & Spicewood Farm): May 29 & 30 Natural Building with Janell Kapoor (Kleiwerks), Steveo Brodmerkel (Kleiwerks), Lydia Dolman (City Repair), Mark Lakeman (City Repair): June 26 & 27 Wild Food & Fermentation with Sandor Katz (Author of 'WIld Fermentation' & 'The Revolution Will Not Be Micro-waved') & Frank Cook: July 24 & 25 TBA (tentatively Bio-Dynamic Wkshp): August 28 & 29 TBA (tentatively Raw Food Wkshp): September 25 & 26 Natural Finishes - Earthen Plasters & Paints with Janell Kapoor (Kleiwerks): October 23 & 24

Workshop Fee: $150 per week-end (does NOT include camping and food)


Listing last updated on Mar 19, 2008

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