The Farmstead Promise:
Asheville Farmstead School exists to foster experiences that unearth connection between nature, people, and sustainable food sources. By celebrating individual diversity, we lay the foundation for the empathy and kindness needed to create a village of life-long learners. Our students learn skills to develop and care for the Earth, their fellow humans, and their own education.
We envision a community where each time a child engages with nature, nature teaches the child in a way that sparks curiosity and cultivates respect. Every time an adult connects with a child, the child teaches the adult about patience, play, and wonder. Together, these life-long learners benefit from our community and appreciate the intrinsic value of the Earth.
Asheville Farmstead is honored to be stewards of a 25-acre tract of land in a peaceful cove of Candler, NC. When you drive up to the farm, you will look out over the permaculture-inspired garden, chicken coop, fortville, and field. Behind the field, sits our stone-built schoolhouse and yard. The schoolhouse is only used when weather prevents us from being outdoors, but is complete with a craft room, student directed learning living room, peaceful room, and a naturally lit kitchen. The school yard is home to dirt kitchen, pine play, an in-ground trampoline, nature ninja course, creek kitchen, greenhouse, and more! Beyond the school yard lies the forested cove, with a creek, a spring, trails that lead all the way to the ridge line, as well as our Littlest Learners outdoor classroom.
As we grow together, this place will benefit from the imagination of creative minds and the dedication of little hands. We will continue to mark trails, build forts and treehouses, turn over rocks, stack logs, change water patterns, pull up old plants, and install new ones, all while learning about the earth and each other.