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.
We are based out of Western North Carolina at Earthaven Ecovillage, a 20-year-old intentional community devoted to sustainable education. 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.
Our residential, service learning program, called Farm and Ecovillage Immersions, places its participants into the villages, homes, lives, businesses and farms of their hosts and faculty for hands-on, skill-building, life-changing experiences. The Immersions take place at the farms and off-grid neighborhood homesteads within and near Earthaven Ecovillage.
The curriculum is based on the “three-legged stool of sustainability” and approaches the topics of social, ecological and economic issues through organic food, regenerative systems, community living and mindfulness. The Farm and Ecovillage Immersion is profound and dynamic, combining ancient and modern wisdom and empowering people of all ages to become stewards, mentors, entrepreneurs and leaders.
For more information about the School of Integrated Living, visit schoolofintegratedliving.org.