Teaching children about nature and themselves

through the farm and forest.

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Welcome to Asheville Farmstead School!

Asheville Farmstead School is a non-profit, outdoor, farm and forest-based school designed to teach homesteading, natural sciences, life skills, sustainability, and agriculture to children and families. Asheville Farmstead is located on 25 acres of forested land tucked into a quiet cove 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.


The goal of Asheville Farmstead is to connect students to an increased awareness of the natural world, the complexities of agriculture and the interrelations of living communities. We serve preschool youth, summer campers, schools, groups and nature-loving families.

Cedarsong Way Accredited School

​Asheville Farmstead School is proud to be one of four internationally accredited Cedarsong® Way Schools.


The Cedarsong Way is an award-winning leader in the U.S. Forest Kindergarten movement and has received international accolades for its groundbreaking work.Schools that are accredited in The Cedarsong Way have proven to be operating at the same high level of excellence as the original Cedarsong Nature School.


The Cedarsong Way accreditation is your assurance of the best quality outdoor education program.  Learn more about The Cedarsong Way and our philosophies




Ages: Potty Trained-6

Days: Monday-Friday  

Times: 8:30am-12:30pm

Sprouts program teaches the littlest learners how to engage the world around them. Sprouts learn from the farm and the forest through imaginative play.  


Littlest Learners 

Season: Sept-May

Ages: 5 years old - 8 

Days: Tuesday-Thursday

Time: Half Day - 12:30-4:30pm; Full Day - 8:30am-4:30pm

Littlest Learners is a farm-and-forest-based early-childhood program that focuses on foundational academic skills, social-emotional skills, and whole-child development.

Camp Farmstead

Time: Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm.


Ages: Potty trained till 12 *groups segmented        by age, 1 staff to every 6 campers


Asheville Farmstead School's

 Executive Director and Lead Teacher

Lauren Brown has her M. Ed. in Science Education, keeps her Wilderness First Responder certification current, is certified in the Cedarsong way of Forest Kindergarten teaching as well as a certificate in Environment, Education, and Community.  She has been passionately pursuing the Farmstead dream full time since May 2016!

Our Address

218 Morgan Cove Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

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