Visiting Permaculture Sites

Asheville Area Permaculture Demonstration Sites

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If everyone on the planet lived like the average North American we would need at least 4 additional Earths to support global consumption.

Permaculture shows a different path.

Here are some models of permaculture in the Asheville area that you can visit.
Feel free to email with other places.

The Pearson Drive Garden

http://www.bountifulcitiesproject.org/pearson.html
408 Pearson Drive, Asheville
828-257-4000
info@bountifulcitiesproject.org

The Pearson Drive Garden is the Bountiful Cities Project's model garden. It encompasses over an acre of land that produces edibles for the community.
Contact them to get on their mailing list, and find out when workdays (public invited!) take place.

Earthaven Eco-Village

Founded in 1994, Earthaven is located on 320 acres in culturally rich, biologically diverse western North Carolina, about 40 minutes southeast of Asheville. Earthaven are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.

Earthaven offers public tours every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (Beginning August 5, the tours will start at 10:30; please arrive at 10:15 to register.) They request at least a $10 donation for the tour. Lunch is generally available in the Hut Hamlet Kitchen following the tour, for $4-$6. There may also be an opportunity to participate in a community work project in the afternoon.

On Saturday afternoons, there are sometimes community work projects or in-depth tours of members' homesites available (the morning tour guide announces afternoon work projects or tours). Paid private tours can sometimes be arranged at other times than Saturday.
mornings.

It's a good idea to read over http://www.earthaven.org/visiting_earthaven.php
and the other Earthaven pages before you visit.

Workshops are a great way to visit Earthaven. Ask about opportunities to arrive earlier or linger after.