Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary is the site for many of our weekend classes, as well as our Earth Sprouts Herbal Day Camp for Kids. Recognized by United Plant Savers, an organization whose mission is to “protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come”, Soulflower Sanctuary is a nature preserve, interactive educational center and respite for both plants and people.
At Soulflower we are always adding to the over 65 plant families and 150 genera represented. Click here to see our plant inventory of the sanctuary. Students are involved in planting, caring for, and monitoring the growth of important at-risk native botanicals such as ginseng and goldenseal. This 31-acre sanctuary is a model of sustainability, with organic gardens, solar power, gravity fed spring water, and an exquisitely handcrafted cabin built with wood from on site. At ASHH we believe that the way we live our personal lives greatly impacts our community and environment. Our Faculty strive to make daily lifestyle decisions that are in harmony with the values we teach.
Soulflower Sanctuary is located 30 minutes from Asheville in the beautiful countryside of Little Sandy Mush. Sandy Mush is a pristine community consisting largely of farmers and beekeepers. It is home to the Sandy Mush Herb Nursery, a family owned and operated herb farm of over 20 years, boasting one of the widest selection of medicinal herbs in the country.