Part of understanding the road to health and wellness is recognizing our connection to our food sources and the Earth. Sustainable Living Classes take place at the Symbiosis Ranch, a biodynamic and organic farm just outside of Mount Pleasant. We offer a wide variety of classes geared toward introducing people to sustainable living and how to maintain that lifestyle.

Natural Sustainability – A Series of Hands-On Classes to Help You Live a Sustainable Life August 29—October 4

The NCC proudly presents a series of sustainable living classes dedicated to improving natural lifestyles. Learn through unique, hands-on experiences at the beautiful Symbiosis Ranch. Classes are limited to 15 students. Register early to save your spot.

Cordwood Building—Part 1, September 4-7 (Friday—Monday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.)

A completely hands-on course in cordwood structures and foundations that will be a usable four-season sauna by the end of Part 2 (October 2-4). Camping on-site is free (other accommodations available), and two instructors will work side-by-side to help you and your classmates build this amazing, fun, duplicatable and inspiring structure. Students are welcome to stay the entire week for both Cordwood Courses and afternoon classes. A discount of 10% will apply for taking both Part 1 and Part 2. Those working during the week on the project can earn a scholarship to both afternoon classes as a work/trade opportunity.

Seminar Tuition: $399

Rocket Mass Heater, September 26-27 (Saturday—Sunday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.)

Come put your hands in the clay and learn to how build one of the most efficient, sustainable heating system on the planet. Best of all, the cost to make one on your own is extremely affordable. This hands on course will be taught by an experienced and passionate instructor with a extensive background in sustainability and permaculture.

Seminar Tuition: $199

Cordwood Building—Part 2, October 2-4 (Friday—Sunday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.)

Learn how to complete a cordwood sauna structure by working on the cordwood itself, installing the wood stove, and making unique interior touches. Students will learn all the key pieces needed to finish a project in full. Hands-on throughout the entire class with quality time for design questions and more. Free camping on-site (other accommodations available). Students are welcome to stay the entire week for both Cordwood Courses, and a discount of 10% will apply for taking both Part 1 and Part 2.

Seminar Tuition: $299