Cost and Logistics

The entire course will take place on the campus of Warren Wilson College. There will be a good bit of walking involved, with daily trips between classroom, dorm, and cafeteria, as well as some walking with the afternoon permaculture workshop. If you have limited mobility issues, please contact Fred Bahnson directly to discuss.


The Commuter rate only includes lunches and Thursday’s dinner. The Double and Single Room rates include all meals except Wednesday night. Meals take place in the Warren Wilson Cafeteria, which sources some of its food from the Warren Wilson College gardens and farm.


Lodging will be in the Eco Dorm on the Warren Wilson campus. The dorm is comfortable, clean, simple, and designed with ecological principals. Single and double rooms are available. The dorm features a small kitchenette if you need to bring your own food. Your dorm room will share a bathroom with other rooms on the hall. If you require a private bathroom, or you’d like something a bit more upscale than a dorm room, we suggest you book a nearby hotel and chose the Commuter Rate.


The nearest airport is Asheville (AVL), located roughly a half-hour from Warren Wilson College campus. In terms of getting to Warren Wilson College from the airport, there are multiple taxi and shuttle services you can choose from, starting at around $20/person one way. In the past, participants have had good success with Grandy Transportation (828.691.0504). If you’re driving, there will be free parking on campus during your stay.


Discount Registration for Previous Attendees: For people who attended this course in previous years, you are eligible for a $50 discount. Simply note that you are a returning attendee and subtract $50 from your total bill.

Current School of Divinity Students: Please register through this site and mail in the appropriate check for the conference fee based on the option you choose below. If you wish to take the course for credit (3 credits total), you will also need to register for the course and pay course tuition through your student account.

Scholarships: A small number of need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship eligibility is only extended to those course participants applying for the regular registration rate (participants applying at the student rate are already receiving discounted course fees). To apply for a scholarship, click the Registration link and fill out scholarship section as indicated.


Early Bird (by May 15*)

Commuter Rate (includes tuition, lunch, and Thursday dinner) $475
Shared Dorm Room + All Meals + Tuition $700
Single Dorm Room + All Meals + Tuition $800


Early Bird Student Rates (by May 15*)

Commuter Rate (includes course fee, lunch, and Thursday dinner) $325
Shared Dorm Room + All Meals + Course Fee $525
Single Dorm Room + All Meals + Course Fee $625

For students seeking course credits, please contact Dr. John Senior, Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Regular Rate (after May 15)

Commuter Rate (includes tuition, lunch, and Thursday dinner) $575
Shared Dorm Room + All Meals + Tuition $800
Single Dorm Room + All Meals + Tuition $900

Note: Early Bird registration ends May 15. Regular rates apply thereafter.