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whole-life skills for a radically different future

About SOIL

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School of Integrated Living (SOIL) is an educational organization and social enterprise that teaches whole-life skills for a radically different and sustainable future. We bring together an experienced team of permaculture practitioners, conscious communicators, and unconventional leaders to provide classes that transform our students' inner and outer worlds.

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What We Do

SOIL hosts hands-on, skill-building programs and classes from its campus at Earthaven Ecovillage, an intentional community located in the Southern Appalachians near Asheville, North Carolina. These experiences range from weekend explorations of a specific skill to long-term immersions in the practice of Earthaven's sustainable culture. All of our programs promise to teach whole-life skills that deepen into embodied knowledge.

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Permaculture Design Certification with SOIL

The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course at Earthaven Ecovillage provides a unique exploration of regenerative, nature-based design, grounded in a 22-year-old, community-scale permaculture demonstration site.

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