Last updated: April 4, 2015 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: August 30, 2013
School of Integrated Living (SOIL)
(Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 1993
- Start Living Together: 1994
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.schoolofintegratedliving.org/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/schoolofintegratedliving
- Contact Name: NikiAnne Feinberg
- Phone: 828-669-2204
19 Benchmark Road
Black Mountain, North Carolina, 28711
Visitors accepted: Yes
Open to new Members: Yes
Experiential Education Program
Summer Farm and Ecovillage Experience: June 14-21, 2015
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
School of Integrated Living’s (SOIL) mission is to inspire and empower people to live responsible and creative lives by providing experiential education in integrated living and regenerative systems.
Based out of Earthaven Ecovillage, SOIL offers the Farm and Ecovillage Experience, in which participants are immersed into the village, homes, lives, businesses, and farms of their hosts and faculty for a hands-on, skill-building, life-changing experience. The Immersions take place at the farms and off-grid neighborhood homesteads within and near Earthaven, a 20-year-old developing ecovillage. This village and farming community has the unique ability to host hands-on, skill-building immersions with the physical, economic, agricultural, and social infrastructure necessary for featuring some of the most exciting aspects of whole-life education. Through work and study participants become intimately familiar with the three-legged stool of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic with a specific focus on organic food production, regenerative systems, and community living.
An array of other classes are offered year-round. Please check out our website for current offerings.