Join us for the many educational events we have throughout the year. We strive to make events affordable for every income level. If you need special assistance please contact us.


24th Annual 4498432Southeast Permaculture Gathering: August 5th – 7th

We will be attending the Southeast Permaculture Gathering and encourage anyone interested in immersing themselves into the world of Permaculture to join us. Registration is filling fast! For more information or to register click here.

 IMG_1050Everything Apples with Marc Williams: October 9th 2016

Join us for an exploration of Apple-achia! This class with take place in the rich orchards of AIMS. With over 90 varieties of heirloom apples we will have the chance to sample a variety of flavors, textures, and uses for the glorious apple. Topics covered will be preparing the orchard for winter, basic pruning and grafting, traditional cider pressing, fermentation, and more.
$20 – 80 sliding scale class fee. If you manage an orchard and are unable to afford the class fee please contact us for potential work trade options.

12512365_10100619795867073_944792365754280197_nConservation you can Taste: Collaborative Preservation of Endangered Heirloom Foods with Gary Paul Nabhan: October 21st 2016 6pm – 8pm

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist who tangibly works on conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. For such work, Nabhan has been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the “local food movement” and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers, and Time magazine.

Please join Gary for an evening of learning, entertainment, and local food; Joined by Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies founder Dr. James Veteto. Gary will be discussing the future and the importance of safeguarding if not reversing the cultural and biological erosion facing communities in this day and age.