Storytelling With Doug Elliott

Wild Tales – Strange but True Adventures In The Natural World

June 18, 2021

Earthaven Ecovillage
Near Asheville, NC

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

Have you ever had a swarm of bees fall on your head, slurped fresh turtle eggs, dined on coon, or read God’s handwriting on the back of a trout? Well, Doug Elliott has, and he’ll be telling you all about it, along with a few soulful harmonica tunes and more than a few belly laughs.

Co-sponsored by The Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers and School of Integrated Living as a part of the 9th Annual Reaching Nature Connection Conference whose 2021 East Coast theme is Singing Snails and Rainbow Tails.

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


Friday, June 18
6:30pm Dinner (advance reservations required)
7:30pm Stories and Songs in the Earthaven Ecovillage Council Hall

Saturday, June 19
Reaching Nature Connection Conference

Sliding Scale Payments

Because some people have more financial means than others, we have created a sliding scale fee system to accommodate a range of economic realities. The high-end of the scale reflects the value we believe the program holds, and the low-end offers a more accessible entry point.

By choosing a higher price point, you are helping make the program more accessible to others for whom the low-end may be cost-prohibitive. Please consider your needs and resources to determine what might be a stretch, but not a strain.

Earthaven Council Hall in spring


Dinner & Storytelling
Fee Sliding Scale: $25-$45

Fee to add Friday evening camping: $35 per adult
Note: To camp for additional nights, register from the Earthaven Campground page.

Storytelling Only
Suggested donation $15-$25 accepted at the door for storytelling only, dinner not included. No reservation is necessary.



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

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In response to the global COVID pandemic, we’re creatively adapting and continuing to grow our skills together. SOIL’s in-person classes take place safely outdoors, with appropriate shelter in inclement weather. 

Let's stay healthy, and keep learning!

For more information, see our COVID-19 Health and Safety Practices.


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 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 with registration questions.


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


Complete the registration form once per participant. It takes 5-10 minutes, and you will complete your enrollment with a credit card authorization.

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

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

Contact Info - Step 1 of 3

Storytelling with Doug Elliott

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