Storytelling With Doug Elliott

Possum-ology, Groundhog-abilia, and Other Wild Tales

May 21, 2022

Earthaven Ecovillage
Near Asheville, NC

School of Integrated Living presents Doug Elliott, well-known storyteller, humorist and naturalist!

Stories, songs, and lore celebrating our human connection to some amazing wild critters. The program is flavored with lively tunes, fantastic folklore, natural history fact stranger than fiction, and more than a few belly laughs.

Doug Elliott and ground hog
Doug Elliott and Michael Ismario performing at Earthaven Ecovillage

Program

Fun for the whole family!

Saturday, May 21
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Stories and Songs at Earthaven Ecovillage

Doug Elliott Storytelling Concert

Cost

Dinner and Concert Sliding Scale: $25-45 (ages 10+). Kids under 10 free with adult.

Friday night camping for adults: $35. Kids under 18 free with adult.

What’s Included

Includes dinner and evening performance.

Reservations close Thursday, May 19 at noon EDT.

Logistics

Health Considerations

To meet our needs for connection and learning as well as health and safety, we’re creatively adapting our programs. SOIL’s in-person classes take place primarily outdoors, with appropriate shelter in inclement weather.

Let’s connect with each other and the natural world to stay healthy!

For more information, see SOIL's Health and Safety Practices.

Food

Composite image of bowls of pasta, soup and salad

Delicious, omnivorous meals are prepared by talented culinary artists from the Earthaven community. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Snacks and beverages (tea, coffee) are provided. Participants are invited to help with meal clean-up. Many hands make light work.

As much food as possible is sourced from Earthaven and its surrounding farms and gardens, with some ingredients sourced from local grocery stores. Our meals are created with seasonal, local, fresh, wildcrafted, humanely-raised, and organic ingredients.

***If you have dietary needs beyond the ones listed here, please be prepared to bring supplemental food to support your nourishment and well-being. Our kitchen simply cannot accommodate all diets.

Program Specific Info

Dinner is included in the ticket price and must be pre-ordered. Reservations, which include the storytelling concert, are sliding scale $25-$45 per person.

Cancellation & Refunds

If you cancel your registration, you may:

  • Donate your tuition to support our continued work
  • Request a refund per our policy:
    • 90% refund for cancellations prior to 30 days before the start of the program
    • 50% refund for cancellations prior to 10 days before the start of the program

If SOIL cancels this program for any reason whatsoever, you would receive a 100% refund.

Contact us at info@schoolofintegratedliving.org with registration questions.

Lodging

Camping overnight is available at an additional cost of $35 per person.

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Location

This program takes place at Earthaven Ecovillage. This permaculture-based community offers a unique living classroom where participants will engage with the natural world, eco-infrastructure, and the intimate experience of rural community living.

What to Expect at Earthaven

Storyteller

Doug Elliott

Doug Elliott

Storyteller, Faculty

Doug Elliott is a naturalist, herbalist, storyteller, basket maker, back-country guide, philosopher, and harmonica wizard. He has spent a great deal of time with traditional country folk and indigenous people, learning their stories, folklore and traditional ways of relating to the natural world. In recent years, he has performed and presented programs at festivals, museums, botanical gardens, nature centers and schools from Canada to the Caribbean.

Registration

Complete the registration form for up to five participants. It takes 5-10 minutes, and you will complete your enrollment with a credit card authorization.

After your enrollment is processed, you will receive several confirmations…

  1. An automatic confirmation of receiving your registration form
  2. A payment confirmation from our card processor
  3. Confirmation that your registration has been processed
Contact Info - Step 1 of 3

Storytelling concert and dinner with Doug Elliott

Friday, May 21, 2022
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